National School of Arts and Humanities

A world of possibilities awaits you at the National School of Arts and Humanities. Combine majors and minors to build an undergraduate degree tailor-made for you, broaden your outlook on an overseas study tour, and let our community engagement unit unlock the greater meaning behind your study.

Why choose us?

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When you choose the National School of Arts and Humanities, you’re tapping into a wealth of expertise to expand your own knowledge. Our academics, recognised for their teaching excellence, research and practice, will guide you through a learning experience that overlays a solid foundation of theoretical frameworks while developing practical skills with critical thinking. Embedded internships, community engagement and enriching overseas study opportunities provide you with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

More than a degree 

We see students as a whole person; someone who is valuable as an individual and as a contributing member of society. With the increasing globalisation of the workforce and our commitment to developing responsible and successful global citizens, our partnership extends the opportunities for students to develop global perspectives, cross-cultural skills and international experiences.

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Embrace the possibilities

Explore the many disciplines we offer from visual arts and music to history, geography and mathematics.

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Our approach

We see the whole world as our classroom. The modern workforce requires culturally-aware, global citizens so we encourage you to learn out in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to complete an unit overseas in a location such as Rome, New York, London, Beijing or Venice, complete an overseas internship or take part in an international immersion program.

Meet our staff

Learn more about the National School of Arts and Humanities staff, read their profiles and see their publication history.

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Contact us

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Facilities and services

Take full advantage of our on-campus facilities and services, from art studios to media production labs.

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Notable staff

Staff profile

Dr Benjamin Moffit

Dr Benjamin Moffitt is senior lecturer in Politics. His research is located at the intersection of comparative politics, contemporary political theory and political communications, and focuses on populism across the globe. Dr Moffitt joined ACU in 2018. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, Sweden. He received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2014, and his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Wollongong.

Dr Moffitt is a frequent commentator on populism in the Australian and international press and he is the author of three books on this topic. In 2018, he was named one of the Top Five Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Researchers in Australia by the ABC. His work has appeared in outlets such as The Economist, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Bloomberg News, The Conversation, and on the ABC and BBC World Service.

Staff profile Dr Ellen Warne

Dr Ellen Warne

Senior Lecturer

Dr Ellen Warne is a senior lecturer in history. She has worked as a research fellow investigating the long histories of “working mothers” in Australia and has been published with colleagues. Her major research interest has focused on women in women-only organisations from the suffrage campaigns onwards, including the long-standing debates around family values and contrasting dynamics that required women’s political and economic engagement in Australia. 

Dr Warne is a member of the research team concentrating on historicising social policy and change in Australia. She regularly presents papers at conferences, including at the Australian Historical Association conference over the past three years, and was an invited speaker at the international conference on the Colonial Girl


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Engagement and impact

Faculty of Education and Arts staff and students are making a positive impact in communities at home and abroad. 

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Take your study abroad

Study arts overseas and challenge your worldview. You could embark on a literary tour of New York, give back to a not-for-profit in East Timor, and more. 

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Postgraduate alumni rebate

Are you a current or former domestic ACU student wanting to enrol in a postgraduate arts program? You may be eligible for a 10% discount.

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Visit our art galleries

See the stunning work of our visual arts students hanging in our public art galleries, which also host curated exhibitions during the year. 

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