The School of Arts is one of Murdoch's most diverse schools, housing disciplines such as communications, media production, creative writing, philosophy and more.

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Welcome to the Murdoch School of Arts

The School offers a broad range of courses in creative arts, media and communication, social sciences and humanities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many of our courses are taught in external mode, or through Open University, and through partners in three other countries. Our curriculum is international in its outlook and, because we are a research university, our academic staff bring their latest research to the classroom.

We prepare graduates who have knowledge and skills in an academic discipline and can take their place in the workforce. The school is proud of its professional environment with industry-standard studios, media labs and equipment for screen production, sound, radio, journalism, web communication, digital design, and games art and design. And our theatres and drama workshop offer traditional and experimental spaces for the development of the performing arts .

World class research and scholarship underpin our social sciences and humanities teaching. We have strong links with the Asia region through the Asia Research Centre and courses in Asian Studies and languages (Indonesian and Japanese) and a home base for the national, in-country ACICIS program, which places students from all around Australia into projects in Indonesia for a semester .

The school is home to about 150 PhD students, who are researching on exciting and important topics relevant to the Australian community and to the rest of the world.


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View our School's areas of research and learn more about our research centres, grants and publications.

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The School of Arts is one of the University’s most diverse schools, with 25 undergrad and 19 postgrad courses.

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Meet the staff from our School and find out more about them through their staff profiles.