Courses offered by College of Arts & Education

The College of Arts and Education offers high quality and engaging courses from undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees to PhD level research. 

Features of our courses are flexible entry and exit points, pathways and contemporary modes of delivery. Our students are supported to ensure we maintain rigorous standards.

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Our arts programs develop creative expression, knowledge about people, society and culture, and connection with local and global communities. Our education programs emphasise  workplace and community placements which prepare our graduates for employment opportunities with communities in and beyond the west of Melbourne. 

Our students undertake real-world projects in their courses, and pursue rewarding careers after graduation.

Course areas include:

We support our students through the learning journey – whether they are a first-time students, are making a new life in our community, are an experienced worker or a career changer.

All teacher education courses in the College are accredited against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers implemented by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

VU staff conduct world-class research which informs our teaching.

Focus areas include:


Student placements

All teacher education courses at VU include professional experience and supervised teaching practice in schools.

Other courses such as early childhood, youth work and TESOL courses, also involve placements in professional settings.

See all course placements and work integrated learning across the University.

Student awards

Our industry sponsors include:

  • Australian Council For Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  • History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
  • Overland Literary Studies
  • Malthouse Theatre
  • Mathematics Association of Victoria
  • Musical (sponsorship to be announced)
  • Primary English Teaching Association Australia
  • VICSEG New Futures
  • Victorian Association of Teaching English.

In addition, we offer two commemorative awards:

  • Alexander McKenzie Scovell
  • Amirah Inglis

Alison Rose McLaren, Dean’s Scholar Award winner for her achievement in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).