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The School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.

We‘re 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 courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

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.

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.


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.

Research and creative 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 research centres and groups include;

  • Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
  • Lifespan Resilience Research Group
  • Psychopathology Research Group
  • Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Social Program Innovation Research and Evaluation

News & events

Perceptions of youth crime has been put in the spotlight in a new study.

New WA research casts doubt on a 'punitive public' when it comes to youth crime

West Australians are more in favour of rehabilitation for young offenders than most people might think, according to research by ECU.

The cast and crew of The Light are filming in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this week.

Filmmaker returns to feature home town

A former Kalgoorlie-Boulder resident, ECU graduate and budding filmmaker has returned to his hometown with a cast and crew in tow, as part of the filming of his first feature film.

SAH Staff member Raz filming on location under the tutelage of world renowned cinematographer, Don McAlpine.

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities alumni and staff member, Mahmudul Raz is currently undertaking a once in a lifetime skills development opportunity in Delhi, India with cinematographer Don McAlpine

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