Whether you're a history buff, love literature or want to make a difference in developing communities – arts can lead to a range of exciting careers. Follow your passion and create your own unique journey.

Think: History and politics, international development and global studies, literature, creative and visual arts, media and digital journalism, economics and business communications, and more.

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Why study arts at ACU?


Create your own unique journey by choosing from one of our specialist arts degrees.


Our industry placements allow you to gain hands-on experience in community settings, giving you the skills and knowledge to advance your career.


State-of-the-art facilities at ACU include working art studios and galleries, sound and video production studios, and multimedia facilities.

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Meet our students

Glenn Manson

Visual art and design graduate | Curator and Operations Manager

“What I really like about this job is that I get to work with artists in a professional and creative way. I get to see artists achieve short-term and long-term goals such as exhibiting in the gallery, but also work on external exhibitions and projects both in Australia and internationally.

I knew I wanted to work in the arts but I didn’t know the pathway to get there. ACU helped me with that. Most of the lecturers at ACU were artists and people who work in the industry. This degree at ACU definitely set me up for this career.”

With more than 90 courses to choose from, there's one for you


Meet our staff

Dr Ellen Warne

Director, Undergraduate Studies

Dr Ellen Warne is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Arts and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Education and Arts. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Warne is passionate about bringing history alive for undergraduate students. She has helped develop a sequence of history units that provide interesting and diverse topics and activities that give students a sense of ‘hands-on’ history. She was awarded a citation from the Office of Learning and Teaching for collaboratively designing a program of assessment which promotes hands-on historical research and transforms students into independent historians.

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