Welcome to Inspirational Territory
We’d like to welcome you, to be inspired by our unique country, our diverse peoples, and the rich culture of our home, the Northern Territory.
We believe we're made bolder and richer by your unique experiences, perspectives and opinions. And we'd like you to be part of our creative community where we not only teach but learn from you. We'll work together to create a path to turn your creative passion into a profession and unlock a new world of opportunities for you with our connections to local industries, government, and communities.
Benefit from our deep knowledge and understanding of First Nations arts and cultural practices and draw inspiration from the world’s oldest living culture and heritage listed Kakadu National Park on your doorstep.
So join us, in Inspirational Territory
Choose CDU for creative and performing arts courses
#1 in Australia for creative arts starting salary
According to the Good Universities Guide 2023
100% flexible to study however it suits you
Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time
Study a capstone unit to graduate industry ready
Study a capstone unit to gain hands-on experience before entering the workforce or starting postgraduate study.
Featured majors in creative and performing arts
To enhance your learning experience, our courses provide you with invaluable opportunities to engage with a vibrant arts community. You will nurture techniques through workshops, studio and practice-based learning environments, guest speakers, events and seminars, open forums, performances, student and professional exhibitions, and practical and in-country placements.
Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Digital Arts)
Complete a range of creative studio projects using new and emerging design technologies. Learn about creative theory and business practices.See course structure
Bachelor of Arts (WARTS2 - 2023)
The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible, new-age degree featuring a choice of nine majors, each offering a unique perspective on the world around you and your role in it.See course structure
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Meet our students
Where art and environmental activism intersect: Ally's storyRead more
When asked to describe herself, creative student Ally Pecket digs deep: “I’m a passionate interdisciplinary eco-feminist artist who connects aesthetic creativity and narratives about social and environmental themes.”
Student artworks on show in Darwin lightboxesRead more
Creative and Digital Arts students at Charles Darwin University (CDU) are showcasing their innovative artworks through the City of Darwin’s CityLife Lightbox Platform.
Luci’s art trail from Hong Kong to DarwinRead more
As a life-long creative, Luci has always had a passion for arts, finding her professional creative outlet as a graphic designer. Following her own art trail has brought her all the way from the bustle of Hong Kong to CDU’s laid-back Casuarina campus in Darwin to study a creative arts course.