Why study creative arts and communications?

Alison James on set for Judas Collar movie

Be a bold, original voice

“My goals are always changing. I’ve been passionate about documentaries for many years and I’ve worked on amazing projects. But lately I’ve been wanting to tell my own stories, which has led to some short films in the drama space.”

Read Alison’s story

Ben Bannan in front of his artwork

Make your mark

“I would definitely say that it’s important to make work that you’re passionate about. That sounds like a really obvious thing to say, but I think the viewer can always tell when an artist lives and breathes their work.”

Read Ben’s story

Sophie Carrel in Central Park

Execute creative ideas

“The biggest highlight of my time with MAC was covering New York and Paris Fashion Weeks. I was able to work closely with designers, makeup artists and models to create unique, branded content for our global social channels, which was an incredible experience.”

Read Sophie’s story


Head into exams with your spot at Curtin secured

You can now apply to receive your Curtin offer early, ahead of the ATAR exam period. An early offer means you can spend more time preparing for your exams, knowing we’ve got your place at Curtin sorted. Applications close 30 September 2019.

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International success for Curtin filmmaker | Radheya Jegatheva

Curtin student, Radheya, always loved writing, poetry and art, but film was how these passions converged. His short films have won numerous awards at film festivals all across the globe. He even beat an Academy Award-winning director when he was just 17 years old!

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Explore our creative arts and communications courses

Our diverse range of creative arts and communications courses means you can follow your passion while gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to develop your passion into a meaningful future.

If you’re curious about new ways of thinking, creating meaning and managing information, then explore our creative arts and communications courses and put your passion to work.

View our undergraduate courses and apply:

Creative arts
Explore our new Bachelor of Creative Arts:

  • Fine Art**
  • Screen Arts
  • Theatre Arts**
  • If you would like to study a creative arts major and wish to enhance your studies with a double degree or secondary major, you should consider studying these as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

    Communications and languages

  • Corporate Information Management*
  • Chinese
  • Creative Writing**
  • Digital and social media
  • Japanese
  • Journalism**
  • Librarianship*
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Professional Writing and Publishing
  • Communications: Choose to specialise in corporate screen production, digital design, graphic communication, journalism, marketing, photography, public relations or web media.
  • * Only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
    ** If you don’t meet our entry requirements, find out how portfolio entry could offer a flexible pathway.

    Find out how to apply

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    Did you know?

  • We’re ranked in the top 150 in the world in the field of communication and media studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
  • We’re ranked in the top 200 in the world in the field of art and design in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
  • Award-winning Western Australian playwright and actor Kate Mulvany
  • has been named the Patron of the Hayman Theatre, the associated Hayman Theatre Company and our Theatre Arts Program.

  • Our newly refurbished media production control room and studio floor provide screen arts and journalism students with a realistic, industry-like film and television studio experience during their studies. Why do our Screen Arts students love the new studio.
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    Haven't found the course you're after?

    We have over 30 humanities undergraduate courses, so you can find the one that’s right for you. When you study a humanities course at Curtin, you’ll learn the skills you need to transform your ideas into actions and gain transferable skills in communication, critical thinking, digital knowledge and problem solving that you can apply to a range of workplaces.


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    Our double degrees

    Studying for two degrees at once means you’ll graduate with double the qualifications, but it won’t take you double the time.

    Increase your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas with a double degree to give you more career opportunities and choices. You’ll study units from both courses, but the condensed program structure means it may take only a year longer than a single degree.

    More about our Bachelor of Arts double degrees

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