Creative arts

As the world gets smaller, it’s more important than ever to create meaningful connections with other people. A career in visual arts, creative arts or communications gives you a voice to cut through society’s noise and make a difference to the lives of others. Whether your medium is video or violin, poetry or pottery, we’ll teach you how to make your mark remarkable.

Make your mark remarkable

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. Our degrees provide opportunities to study overseas and participate in our local and international community engagement programs. You can participate in an international study tour, get involved in an industry internship, or even find yourself curating an art exhibition.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Evelyn Ogier
Visual arts and design graduate

“I’ve loved the fantastic travel opportunities at ACU. I’ve been lucky enough to go to Rome, and I am about to jet off to Venice. ACU makes travelling and studying readily accessible.

I hope to make an impact by entering an arts management role... I want to help other artists reach their full potential. I understand the ‘struggling artist’ life, and I think my skills are best suited to helping passionate and devoted artists realise their dreams.”

Professor Michael Ondaatje
National Head, School of Arts

Professor Michael Ondaatje is a professor of history and is also a member of the University Senate.

A historian well known for his work on African American history and politics, Professor Ondaatje is a regular commentator in the Australian and international media and has delivered numerous public lectures. He is the author of the prize-winning book, Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America.

In 2012, the Academy of the Humanities awarded Professor Ondaatje the Crawford Medal, ‘Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities’. In 2013, he was selected by the United States Embassy in Australia for the International Visitor Leadership Program.