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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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WAAPA school holiday workshops for Drama Teens

Do you have a teenager in the family who loves acting? Or is a budding music theatre star? In the upcoming school holidays, high school students are invited to explore their creativity in short courses at WAAPA.

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Contemporary Fashion Workshops at ECU

The Contemporary Fashion course at ECU has developed a five-week short course for high school students and members of the community who are interested in fashion.


Life behind the camera

With credits including Mrs Doubtfire, Predator and The Chronicals of Narnia to his name, legendary cinematographer Don McAlpine had some tips for the ECU’s budding filmmakers.

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Student testimonials

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"I continued on with my studies at ECU because of the teachers and lecturers there."

David Sanzone

Bachelor of Music (Honours) student

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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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"I met so many inspiring photographers who cemented my desire to pursue that direction."

Claire Martin

Photomedia 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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