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The School of Communications and Arts is for students who want to discover and pursue their true passion.

We have a diverse range of programs in communications, media, design, arts and the humanities. As a result, we are one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of this kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

We aim to maximise your employability by giving you hands-on skills, professional placement experiences, and a solid theoretical background. Multi-skilling is expected in many arts and communications industries and our course structures allow you to gain expertise in multiple areas.

Student testimonials

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

Claire Martin

Photomedia graduate

Research activity

The School of Communications and Arts actively participates in a range of research projects dedicated to collaborating with the media, communications, technology and creative industries to local community, government and industry groups.

Our current research projects include;

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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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There's no place like home

A new art exhibition at ECU examines human habitat and the way artists have historically interpreted a sense of place, belonging and domestic escape.

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Scholarship enables cultural exchange

Mariko Huartson is the proud recipient of a Western Australian Japanese Studies Scholarship that will see her study for up to 12-months in Japan.

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