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Why study at UOW

A UOW creative arts degree gives you knowledge of contemporary arts, art theory and history.

Our graduates contribute to a growing creative and cultural economy both in Australia and abroad.

Understanding your craft will help you build your skills and cultivate your own creative identity. Be inspired to do your best at a university that understands what it means to be creative.

The best in NSW/ACT

  • The Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2018 as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for undergraduate Creative Arts.             
  • UOW is also ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for Art and Design in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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Ryan studied a double degree with a Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. He searches for the pure inspiration that can solve a problem.

Why study Creative Arts


  • UOW will give you the right balance of doing and thinking. We give you plenty of time in the studio to create and refine your technique, while exploring the theory, history and meaning of your chosen discipline in the classroom. 
  • You’ll learn from professional artists, published authors, respected playwrights, performers, actors, musicians and designers: people who are successful creatives in their own right. They’ll guide you as you push yourself creatively, help you improve your craft and open doors for your career. 
  • Our technical facilities and studio-based practice will encourage you to carve out your own creative niche. You’ll work alongside exceptional artists—including fellow students—exploring new genres and forms in the creative industries and the impact these have on our cultural landscape. 
  • You will join a collaborative community of like-minded students and staff who are passionate about the Arts, building the foundations for strong future connections across a wide variety of disciplines.


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Overview of careers

The creative industries employ more than 500,000 people in Australia - that’s 5.3 per cent of the total workforce. There are literally thousands of creative careers waiting for people with the right mix of skills and experience.

  • Copywriter
  • Novelist
  • Feature Writer
  • Screen Writer
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Fine Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Theatre Performer
  • Theatre Director
  • Dancer
  • Curator
  • Museum Manager
  • Digital Media Manager
  • Digital Game Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager
  • Film and Television Producer

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

CF Testimonial - Creative Arts Aug 2017

I chose Creative Arts mainly for the theatre aspect, I wanted to get into acting and I wanted to figure out what it was like to share stories and learn empathy through other people’s stories as well. My passion is to empower other younger Indigenous students and enable a stronger platform so they can feel strength in their identity. 

Sara Khan
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) - Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies


Writing was always a novelty, I didn’t realise it was a possible career for me until I went to UOW.  During my degree we published a literary journal, TIDE. This practical publishing and editing experience helped me land my first job.

Bettina Tyrrell
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing), 2011
Junior Sub-Editor/Feature Writer, Home Beautiful, Pacific Magazines


Undertaking a Creative Arts degree is an opportunity to stretch yourself. You don’t just learn how to be an artist, you learn how to think creatively and analytically, which is something that should be respected and has uses in the world outside of art.

Aaron Seeto
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) majoring in Visual Arts 2001
Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art