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Overview

The School of Arts and Humanities is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

See and hear more from our students on our ECU YouTube channel. Watch behind the scene footage from our WA Screen Academy, discover more about our Research or view recent student testimonials to explore more about the School of Arts and Humanities.

Courses

The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.

Research and creative activity

Spread across the university’s three campuses, the School of Arts and Humanities has one of the more diverse research programs at ECU. A variety of disciplines is evident across the School’s active research groups, including a focus on cognitive psychology, young people and the internet, motivation, resilience and creative research practices.

We’re committed to conducting research that has a strong social and cultural impact, while contributing to the vibrancy of the research culture at ECU. Collaborating with community, government and related industries, we aim to provide innovative research solutions. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

The School has the following research centres:

News & events

Heimlich Unheimlich at ECU's Gallery 25

Heimlich Unheimlich

Heimlich Unheimlich is an installation of collages and poetry that explores through family photographs the post-World War II period, personal and historical trauma, belonging and migration.

Behind the Scenes: Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2021 at Spectrum Project Space

Behind the Scenes: Sculpture by the Sea

The behind-the-scenes process for creative work is often unseen but is such a valuable part of making.

Participants sought for study exploring life after the armed forces

Participants sought for study exploring life after the armed forces

Around 5,000 people transition to civilian life each year after serving in the Australian Defence Forces (ADF), and while statistical data is available about them, little is known about their subjective lived experience.

Facilities

Studying at the School of Arts and Humanities means you have access to a state-of-the-art education environment. There is 24/7 access to our artist’s studios, edit suites, computer labs with printing facilities and the latest software.

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