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Study a creative and performing arts course with subjects in digital arts, music, live production, sculpture, photography, visual art, screen and media, graphic design, and more.

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  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part time or full time

  • Learn with industry-standard technologies and tools

    To graduate industry ready

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

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Top creative and performing arts courses

  • Graphic design and new media student using design software

    Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Digital Arts)

    Learn about creative theory and business practices and complete a range of creative projects using new and emerging design technologies.

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  • CDU music student playing the guitar

    Bachelor of Arts (Music Making, Production and Performance)

    Using an instrument of your choice, combine theory and hands-on learning to master new and emerging music technologies. Plus, gain industry experience through community-based projects.

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  • Creative Arts CDU student

    Creative Arts and Design

    Unleash your natural talents with a practical course in in screen and new media, music, visual arts or design, and creative writing.

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Go behind the scenes

  • BP smiling in the garden holding a camera

    From technology to photography: How BP’s switching careers

    BP recently returned to study to find way to turn his passion for photography and filmmaking into a profession. Having a full-time job and a young family made study challenging but with support, BP found success.

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  • Luci Lee CDU Bachelor of Art student

    Luci’s art trail from Hong Kong to Darwin

    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.

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  • CDU Arts student studying outdoors

    Where art and environmental activism intersect: Ally's story

    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.” 

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Undergraduate
Course Name
Duration
Locations
Shortlist

2022

3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Batchelor, Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Batchelor, Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
Shortlist

2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples Centre)
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2021

1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
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