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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • artists
  • creative writers
  • online content coordinators
  • arts managers
  • curators
  • printmakers
  • communications managers
  • graphic designers
  • radio/film/television producers
  • composers
  • musicians
  • video journalists
  • teachers

About 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.

Real-world facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities will give you the foundation to forge your own path in creative and visual arts. Each of our campuses has a public art gallery that runs exhibitions by students and experienced artists throughout the year. You can also hone your skills at our art studios, video and sound production studio, and multimedia facilities.

Study abroad in Rome

For creativity to flourish and good communication to be effective, you need to understand your audience. One way we encourage this empathy is by sending you out into the world. Study with us and you might find yourself meeting the curator of the Venice Biennale on an art tour of Italy or touring Washington Square before taking in a Broadway musical in New York.

Workplace experience

When it comes to employability, real-world industry experience is just as important as learning the theory behind your chosen discipline. That’s why we ask that you extend yourself beyond the classroom by putting what you’ve learnt into practice during internships, industry placements, professional experience and work-integrated learning. Our compulsory community engagement unit also encourages you to use your new skills to support other communities and gain an understanding how your creative practice can influence, impact and support others.

Professional recognition

Our industry partnerships provide rich learning experiences and opportunities for collaboration. These relationships will give you a head start in connecting to practitioners in your chosen field, and allow you to gain practical skills through internships and professional placements. Then, when you graduate, you will have access to professional bodies such as the Australian Graphic Design Association, the Australian Network for Art and Technology, Craft Australia and the International Council of Museums.

Meet our students and staff

Student profile

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 arts management. 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.” ”

Staff profile

Mr Alasdair Macintyre

Based at our Brisbane campus, Mr Alasdair Macintyre is an Associate Lecturer in the National School of Arts and Humanities here at ACU. He is a practicing artist and has had more than 12 solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. His artwork is featured in numerous private and public collections. Mr Macintyre’s achievements are extensive and has been a finalist in many art prizes and gallery competitions. He was also the subject of a feature documentary for the ABC TV ARTS program Artscape, Artists at Work. Currently, Alasdair is working on his PhD concentrating on Derrida’s theory of hauntology in relation to the creative process of the artist.

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