Welcome from the Head of School

Studying Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Music), Humanities (History, Politics, Languages etc.) or Design and Architecture at Charles Darwin University offers opportunities in a combination that you won't easily find at any other university in Australia or, indeed, in the world; you can also study a second language (Mandarin, Greek or Indonesian) at the same time.

Charles Darwin University has campuses in the Central Australian desert and the tropical Top End, and, because of our location, we bring together a unique combination of teaching, research and study opportunities in central and northern Australia.

The Darwin campus sits astride the frontier between Australia and Southeast Asia, so the School of Creative Arts is expanding its teaching and research on the peoples and cultures in the region to our immediate north.

Our courses draw on our understanding of the rich local cultures of the Territory's Indigenous communities in the Centre and the Top End. And, we deliver Vocational Education Training  (VET) visual art and music programs in remote communities as well as in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities offers you a great opportunity to learn about the arts of performance and expression through its Music and Visual Arts programs. The School actively engages with the community in Darwin through the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the Centre for Youth and Community Music as well as a host of work integrated learning projects that connect our teaching to the real world challenges facing Territorians. We also host regular concert series, artist forums and exhibitions to showcase new works by communication, art and design staff and students.

The Humanities and Social Sciences offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses about human cultures and communication and in the social sciences. You can study a second language (Mandarin, Greek or Indonesian) or specialise in North Australian, Indonesian and Southeast Asian Studies in these courses.

I invite you to join our exciting School and I am confident you'll find it an inspiring and rewarding experience.