A leader in Indigenous education
Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.
Study the arts flexibly
Study online, on campus, part or full time. Choose what suits you.
Top 10 for business and management employment outcomes
According to the Good Universities Guide 2021
Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor
The Faculty of Arts and Society leads positive global change and advances social justice through our teaching, research and collaboration with industry and the community.
The faculty brings people and places to life, and from that, our desire to think, examine, express and create grows. This drives us to act collectively for positive social change and advance inquisitive, harmonious and equitable society, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.
We strive to prepare students to be teachers, creative thinkers and innovators in a complex changing world. We bring together expertise in education, business, law, Indigenous knowledge practices, human geography, disaster preparedness and management, languages, humanities and the creative industries.
Our reputation is based on extensive partnerships with government, industry and community stakeholders to address social, cultural and economic issues in:
sparsely populated regional areas, including Northern Australia
developing regions, including South-East Asia - particularly China, Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Indigenous knowledge, social, cultural and economic futures.
The faculty’s research and teaching will draw on the strength of the Northern Institute, centres of excellence and multidisciplinary teams primarily engaged in teaching, research, networking and business development. Together, academics, research students and industry professionals examine and drive solutions for emerging social, cultural and economic issues in challenging contexts.
Academy of the Arts
CDU’s Academy of the Arts focuses on contemporary Australian arts across creative, visual, performing and screen arts disciplines. This arts academy has a uniquely creative and educational offering inspired by the amazing country and rich culture of the Northern Territory of Australia and informed by and celebrating First Nations artists and their creative practices.Find out more
CDU's Northern Institute is a leader in policy research which builds on the strength of its connections to remote, regional and urban contexts to produce quality analysis.Find out more
Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university. With TEP, you'll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university.Find out more
Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)
If you are an experienced vocational education and training trainer or in education support, your existing skills and experience could count as credit towards a certificate at CDU.Find out more
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