Australian Catholic University is a publicly funded university with seven campuses around Australia. We welcome staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds.
More about ACU Profile
Find out how to apply as an undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic, international or research student.
More about Entry into ACU
International study opportunities for students.
More about Study overseas
ACU is a national public university with courses on offer across Australia, open to students of all cultures and religions.
More about ACU International
ACU offers many opportunities to undertake supervised research at either the masters or doctoral level.
Learn more about Research Courses
Expand your personal and professional network by staying in touch with the ACU community.
Learn more about Alumni Network
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
National Course Director of the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree Dr Catherine Bell explains why we need more Visual Arts graduates.
Australia needs more artists because creative thinkers adapt, respond, innovate and inspire!
And these are capabilities that all employers are looking for.
Artists’ skills extend beyond the making of objects and images to be self-directed writers, designers, managers, events planners, curators, visionaries and community leaders.
Our visual arts students are well versed in visual and digital literacy, entrepreneurial in spirit and able to identify emergent opportunities.
Our graduates are prepared for the creative industries; they bring content to life in a multi-faceted local and global platform.
They have a good grounding in creative process that includes research, prototype, feedback, produce, and launch.
They have ownership of their intellectual property and understand and feel confident about how to contribute and create forums that influence culture.
These are capabilities that any employer values and seeks. Hence, studying art and design is the right move…. because creative thinkers adapt, respond, innovate and inspire!
See how one of Australia’s greatest artists Ben Quilty has done this throughout his career below.
Page last updated:
Short url: https://www.acu.edu.au/802732