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Arts and creative industries

If you’re an imaginative and curious individual ready to make your mark on the world, a degree in the arts and creative industries will develop your creativity, encourage you to explore new technologies and teach you to apply critical thinking to real industry situations.

Make your mark with your imagination

Whether your interests lie with the written word, performance arts, fine arts or media, our diverse range of creative arts and communications courses mean you can follow your passion while gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to develop a meaningful career.

Why study arts and creative industries at Curtin?

Top rankings

We’re the highest ranked university in Western Australia for architecture and built environment, communication and media studies.

(Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)

Outstanding facilities

Curtin is home to an enviable array of creative learning spaces, including a drawing and painting studio, print media studio, screen arts lab, media production studio, and performance spaces such as Hayman Theatre.

Flexible course structure

Tailor your arts degree to suit your individual career goals, skills and interests.

Strong employment outlook

The employment outlook for Graphic and Web design and Illustrators is very strong, with a projected increase of 21.7% by 2026.

Specialist areas



Explore our diverse range of courses, ranging from photography and fashion design to animation and game design.

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Creative arts and communications

Our courses encompass areas including fine arts, creative writing, journalism, Chinese, Japanese, digital and social media, and more.

Discover our undergraduate courses

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Bachelor of Arts

This flexible degree allows you to choose a major (or two) in languages, writing, journalism, social media and more so you can tailor your studies to your creative passions and career goals.

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Bachelor of Creative Arts 

This creative degree will help you to balance your creative skills and practical skills to broaden your career opportunities and build your dream career in an area you’re passionate about.

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Bachelor of Communications 

This degree will help you gain experience in a variety of communications, including, writing, design, public relations and photography.

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Bachelor of Design

Learn to design through project-based activities using industry-standard equipment, technologies and media platforms.

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Where can a Bachelor of Design take you?

As a designer, you can forge a career creating and improving products, materials, apps and art used and enjoyed in all areas of life, such as smart phones, mobile apps, furniture, films, clothing, advertisements and games.

Hear from our graduates

Meet Ivy and Marco

Ivy and Marco share their experience and talk about the Graduate Showcase, an annual event that allows you to showcase your work, network with industry and build your portfolio of work.

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