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Studying Creative Arts in Australia

Enrolling in a creative arts program in Australia can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to make them visionaries and pioneers in their fields. The best creative arts programs combine instructor-led discussions with activities that challenge student innovativeness and imagination.

Creative Arts Courses in Australia

Students who want to pursue studies in creative arts can find a suitable program offered by the best Australian universities. The best universities in terms of student enrolment in the creative arts are RMIT University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Griffith University.

RMIT offers undergraduates majors in thirteen areas. Its animation program can help students launch a global career by promoting learning by doing through studio practice. Meanwhile, QUT's Bachelor of Design in Fashion program develops students' expertise in both the creative and technical aspects of fashion.

The best postgraduate creative arts programs can further train students to become design leaders, innovators, and trailblazers. Griffith offers the Master of Interactive Media program, which introduces students to the use of cutting-edge digital media to create a platform for highly influential design outputs. In RMIT, the Master of Design Futures is an accelerated program for professional designers who aim to take their experience to the next level by taking on more strategic roles.

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Table 1: Creative Arts Student Numbers in Australian Universities
Uni UG PG Total
RMIT University (rmit)530912286537
Queensland University of Technology (qut)48364535289
Griffith University (griffith)46225365158
University of New South Wales (unsw)354410034547
University of Technology Sydney (uts)34836984181
Monash University (monash)26467893435
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)31942413435
University of South Australia (unisa)25992862885
University of Melbourne (unimelb)143212612693
University of Sydney (usyd)15139482461
University of Tasmania (utas)23111342445
Edith Cowan University (ecu)20643452409
University of Queensland (uq)17354232158
Deakin University (deakin)19771182095
University of Western Sydney (uws)19031412044
University of Wollongong (wollongng)17371281865
Murdoch University (murdoch)1701661767
University of Newcastle (newcastle)14652201685
Charles Sturt University (csu)14261571583
University of Canberra (canberra)13371601497
Southern Cross University (scu)1190251215
University of Adelaide (adelaide)1019731092
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)7622651027
Macquarie University (mq)7502561006
La Trobe University (latrobe)850132982
University of Southern Queensland (usq)74552797
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)67967746
Australian National University (anu)65741698
University of Western Australia (uwa)64948697
CQ University (cqu)57041611
Victoria University (vicuni)54643589
James Cook University (jcu)51039549
Australian Catholic University (acu)4646470
Bond University (bond)38740427
University of New England (une)37427401
Federation University Australia (feduni)36015375
Flinders University (flinders)32931360
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)3440344
Charles Darwin University (cdu)14615161


The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the creative arts area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Creative Arts Student Numbers
Uni ug% pg% Total%
Griffith University (griffith)146.111.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut)14.24.311.6
RMIT University (rmit)11.610.811.4
University of Technology Sydney (uts)14.55.611.1
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)12.83.810.8
University of Canberra (canberra)11.14.69.2
Edith Cowan University (ecu)10.85.89.1
University of Tasmania (utas)11.32.59.1
University of South Australia (unisa)10.63.88.8
University of New South Wales (unsw)115.38.7
Southern Cross University (scu)10.91.18.5
Murdoch University (murdoch)8.71.77.3
Bond University (bond)12.327
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)8.55.36.9
Totals Average (mean) (%)8.13.26.6
University of Wollongong (wollongng)8.51.56.1
Monash University (monash)5.74.55.3
University of Melbourne (unimelb)5.84.75.2
University of Western Sydney (uws)5.52.14.9
University of Newcastle (newcastle)6.12.44.6
Deakin University (deakin)6.10.94.6
University of Sydney (usyd)4.64.74.5
University of Queensland (uq)4.93.44.4
University of Adelaide (adelaide)5.514.1
Charles Sturt University (csu)5.31.44
Australian National University (anu)6.60.43.3
CQ University (cqu)4.60.93.2
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)3.903.1
University of Southern Queensland (usq)4.30.83
La Trobe University (latrobe)3.31.72.9
Federation University Australia (feduni)4.50.32.9
University of Western Australia (uwa)3.20.82.7
Macquarie University (mq)2.82.32.6
James Cook University (jcu)3.30.72.5
Victoria University (vicuni)2.50.92.2
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)2.12.62.1
University of New England (une)2.80.41.9
Australian Catholic University (acu)2.40.11.8
Flinders University (flinders)2.40.41.6
Charles Darwin University (cdu)2.20.71.5

Key & Notes

* Percentages: - displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the creative arts area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

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