The College of Arts offers academic programs that develop creative expression, knowledge about people, society and culture, and connection with local and global communities.
We offer flexible pathways from TAFE programs to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees, to PhD level research.
Our students undertake real-world projects in their courses, and pursue rewarding careers after graduation. Our staff conduct world class research, in disciplines ranging from creative arts to psychology.
Courses we offerThe College of Arts offers a wide range of courses in arts, communication, community development, creative arts & industries, psychology, social science & social work.
College staffStaff in the College of Arts can be contacted to talk about the courses they teach, research activities and other partnerships and projects.
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The College of Arts conducts world class research in the following disciplines:
- Cultural Studies
- Performing Arts
- Creative Writing
- Social Work.
We provide expert research supervision, and welcome inquiries from prospective research students interested in developing new projects.
Research themes in the College focus on:
- creative arts
- community, identity and displacement
- cultural diversity and wellbeing.
This research is conducted under two research areas: Community, Identity and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN) and the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing.
The Community, Identity and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN) brings together academic scholars and postgraduate students investigating new diasporas and changing meanings of displacement and identity.
The Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing conducts research in three programme areas:
- Mobilities, transitions and resilience
- Cultural diversity, technologies and creativity
- Wellbeing, embodiment and diversity
The College of Arts has a range of industry-standard facilities across its four campus locations at Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson, City Flinders and St Albans, including specialist computer laboratories on all campuses.
Our TAFE and Higher Education programs in creative industries offer state-of-the-art creative learning spaces at City Flinders campus, and at Kindred Music Studios in Yarraville. These spaces give students a unique opportunity to engage with the broader media and creative arts communities and industries.
The Psychology Clinic at St Albans operates as part of the professional training for Master of Clinical Psychology students. Under the supervision of experienced clinical psychologists, students offer psychological assessment and treatment services to the local community.
Our students benefit from real-world experience offered by professional placements, embedded in courses across the College.
Students are offered placements in the following degree programs:
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