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Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Arts, home to one of Australia's leading education providers along with the nations leading performing arts school. Whether you want to be an educator, a performer or artist we can provide you with the technique, tools and training required to secure you a job. We pride ourselves on our continual engagement with the education and arts community providing our students with invaluable industry opportunities, gaining the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is so well known for. Our advanced facilities allow you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately, giving you the extra edge and confidence needed when you go out into the work force.

Study areas

With a diverse range of courses, we can guide and support you in your creative growth. Listed below are the study areas offered by the faculty:

For those seeking career advancement and professional development, we offer a comprehensive choice of postgraduate courses.

News & events

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Justaposition challenges traditional art presentation and installation, playfully exploring the process of art hanging through photography and found objects.


All eyes on classroom camera

When you were in school, did you think your teachers had eyes in the backs of their heads? Now using the latest video technology the next generation of teachers are being trained to see to see the whole classroom.

Hon Michael Sutherland MLA, Professor Clive Barstow, Isla McPhail and Sue Starcken are behind the new exhibition Coming Together. They pictured here with artwork from Lance Chadd Tjyllyungoo. Thumbnail

Aboriginal art comes together

A new art exhibition at Parliament House will showcase the work of leading Western Australian Aboriginal artists.

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Student testimonials

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"The best aspect of my course was the range of subject areas covered."

Ms Cheryl

Education student

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"The 3 years I spent studying Costume at WAAPA were the most fulfilling and inspirational that I’ve had. Being given the chance to study there opened my eyes to all the opportunities available and the variety of paths you can choose to follow."

Osha Shealey

ECU Costume graduate

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"I use the learning from my Contemporary Arts degree in my work"

Tessa Moncrieff

Fashion and Visual Arts graduate

Research activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our current research projects include;

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