Why study design and the arts?

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

Be a cut above the rest

“I’ve always known about the magazine [British Vogue] and how prestigious it is in the industry. Being included in the latest issue is an incredible achievement and still shocks me.

Read Antoinette’s story

andrew joseph with oscar for digital design

Achieve ambitious goals

“The work Weta Digital produced is what motivated me to join the visual effects industry. I’m proud to have worked with so many talented people that share a passion for creating amazing visual effects. Working for such an awesome company was a dream come true.”

Read Andrew’s story

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Curtin University new Bachelor of Design

New: Bachelor of Design

If design is your passion, kick-start your global career and put your passion to work with our new Bachelor of Design! Choose from five exciting majors to develop your practical skills in a global context so you can take your career anywhere in the world.

  • Animation and Game Design
  • Digital Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography.


    put your passion to work

    Explore our design and the arts courses

    Our diverse range of design and the arts 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 a creative individual who wants to find an individual voice to make your mark on the world then explore our design and the arts courses and put your passion to work.

    View our undergraduate courses and apply:


  • Animation and Game Design**
  • Graphic Design**
  • Digital Design**
  • Fashion Design**
  • Photography**
  • Arts

  • Fine Art**
  • Screen Arts
  • Theatre Arts**
  • Mass Communication: Choose to specialise in corporate screen production, digital design, graphic communication, journalism, marketing, photography, public relations or web media.
  • ** If you don’t meet our entry requirements, find out how portfolio entry could offer a flexible pathway.

    Find out how to apply


    Did you know?

  • We’re the highest ranked University in WA in the field of art and design and are ranked in the top 200 in the world*
  • We have the longest established theatre arts course in Western Australia.
  • Our screen arts students produce the Noongar Dandjoo television show.
  • Curtin Professor Kim Scott, Curtin graduate Tim Winton and the late Curtin professor Elizabeth Jolley have won seven Miles Franklin Literary Awards between them.

  • *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

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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.


    double degree

    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.

    A double degree increases your skills and knowledge across two different learning areas and gives 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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