Why study design and the arts?

Antoinette Raphael modeling pink and blue fashion design

Establish your own style

“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

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

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!

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 ranked in the top 200 in the world in the field of art and design in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
  • 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.

  • group of students sitting on campus with laptops and books

    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.

    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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