Fostering strong local and regional links in the arts community and industry, we build on the University's unique location in northern Australia, the gateway to Southeast Asia.
There is strong industry demand for graduates in the creative arts fields, and high demand for primary and secondary teachers.
Vibrant arts community
Workshops, studio and practice-based learning environments, guest speakers, seminars, events, work simulated and situated learning, open forums, performances and student and professional exhibitions are some of the ways we enhance your learning experience and engage with our vibrant arts community.
We also offer flexible options so you can study at your own pace.
As a design student, you'll develop theoretical and practical skills in architecture, interior design and building construction in tropical environments. You'll also develop industry-relevant skills in computer design and the preparation of design and documentation drawings. Further study can lead to a degree in architecture.
The Bachelor of Creative Arts offers specialisations in piano, voice and guitar. Our graduates are highly skilled and equipped to enter professional life in the areas of musicianship, stage management, teaching, music research, film and community performance.
CDU has close music partnerships and participation with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the Darwin Youth Orchestra at the Centre for Youth and Community Music, reflecting its broader role in providing adult and youth music education.
Screen & New Media
Keep up to date in the fast-changing world of new media, developing knowledge and skills in film, television, digital media production and graphics/media design. With access to digital media production facilities and the latest industry software, you will be exposed to professional practices, processes and protocols. You will build a valuable portfolio of creative work and gain practical industry practice while you study.
VET Creative Arts & Design
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) team provide courses in art, design, media, music and live production amongst others.
Qualification levels range from Certificate II to Certificate IV at Casuarina and Alice Springs campuses. Some qualifications are also delivered in remote locations across the Northern Territory.
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