Education and Arts

National School of Arts

Arts at ACU is on an upward trajectory with research strengths in history, political science and sociology, and a reputation for teaching excellence across a wide range of areas in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts.

Associate Professor Michael Ondaatje, Head of the National School of Arts

Welcome to the National School of Arts at ACU.

We offer a diverse range of arts, humanities and social science programs that allow students to pursue their interests will developing practical and critical-thinking skills. Our undergraduate students benefit from our small class sizes, where they can receive personalised attention from academics recognised for their teaching excellence and commitment to the student learning experience. We offer our students significant opportunities for personal and professional growth throughout their studies, all within the framework of ACU's unique commitment to pursuing social justice and the common good.

Higher degree by research students benefit from participating in our lively intellectual community, our strong and expanding research profile - supported by significant University investment - and generous financial support for high-achieving candidates.

Melbourne Arts Precinct now open

Melbourne has a new home for Arts, with the Australian Catholic University officially opening the Melbourne Arts Precinct, expanding the campus footprint further into the city’s artistic hub of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Consisting of five buildings, the Precinct is now complete following the construction of the state-of-the-art media production facility, including a fully-operational television studio, editing suites and recording studio.

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Arts Scholars Program - New in 2016

This is an invitation-only program for high-achieving students who are keen to excel in a rigorous academic environment. Centred around two tailored subjects offered in second and third year, the Scholars Program aims to develop and expand students' research skills by training them to critically engage with literature, formulate research questions and appraise key methodologies in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences.

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