Creative Arts and Communication
Creative solutions to change the world
How you forge your path is up to you, but making a living in the creative industries requires more than just creativity itself. By studying creative arts and communication at Murdoch, you'll develop an entrepreneurial attitude, client consultation and communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to adapt – so you can action your ideas.
Where could a creative arts and communication degree take you?
More than ever, creativity can be a force for good in the world. And, here at Murdoch, you'll hone your craft to tell powerful stories that challenge the status quo and shine the spotlight on some of the world's big issues. You won't be alone; our community of free-thinking creatives work for Hollywood production companies, freelance as successful writers, drive global communication campaigns and even help improve lives by creating online games for vision-impaired people.
Big thinkers are wanted – a degree in creative arts and communication can lead you to a career in journalism and communication, visual design, photography, and games and app production, among many more.
The number of jobs advertised for professionals in the marketing, communications, advertising, arts and media industry is growing.
98% of Australians engage with the arts. And, more people are recognising the positive impacts of the arts.
47% of creatives have forged their own path and work for themselves.
Explore our creative arts and communication degrees
Communication + Creative Media – Bachelor of Communication + Bachelor of Creative Media
Criminology + Communication – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Communication
English and Creative Writing – Bachelor of Arts
Games Art and Design – Bachelor of Creative Media
Games Software Design and Production – Bachelor of Science
Global Media and Communication – Bachelor of Communication
Graphic Design – Bachelor of Creative Media
Journalism – Bachelor of Communication
Law + Communication – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Communication
Marketing – Bachelor of Business
Photography – Bachelor of Creative Media
Screen Production – Bachelor of Creative Media
Sound – Bachelor of Creative Media
Strategic Communication – Bachelor of Communication
Theatre and Drama – Bachelor of Arts
Communication – Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Creative Media – Bachelor of Creative Media (Honours)
English and Creative Writing – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Games Software Design and Production – Bachelor Science (Honours)
Games Technology – Bachelor Science (Honours)
Theatre and Drama – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Design Thinking – Graduate Certificate
Creative Arts Therapies – Graduate Diploma
Design Thinking and Service Innovation – Graduate Diploma
Games and Apps Production – Graduate Diploma
Health Communication – Graduate Diploma
Web Communication – Graduate Diploma
Communication – Master of Communication
Why study creative arts and communication at Murdoch?
Graduate ready to take on the creative industry
How ready can you be to jump into a creative career? Well, at Murdoch, you'll be inspired by, and learn from, fellow big thinkers that have already created successful careers for themselves. You'll stay ahead of industry trends, even creating some yourself, and have the opportunity to work with real clients to find out what your thinking can do in the real world.
Start building your professional reputation, before you even graduate
Participate in local, national and global competitions to showcase your work. Our students have had their writing published and won major awards that have landed them jobs with global agencies. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work with real clients through our on-campus communications and creative consultancy.
Use the tools that will bring your thinking to life
Ideas don't ever just 'happen'. That's why Murdoch gives you access to a sound stage, television and radio studio, news room, digital post-production facilities, sound-mixing studios, video editing suites and drama studios to bring your big thinking to life. You'll even have the opportunity to perform and produce shows at the Nexus Theatre.
Learn from our free-thinking academics
Simon Allen has 20 years' experience in film and animation across 18 feature films. A former Pixar animator, he has applied his thinking on Toy Story 3, Happy Feet, The Matrix: Revolutions and Constantine.
A strategic communication lecturer, Maeve Berry has previously owned a business specialising in public relations and social media. She's executed highly recognisable online and offline campaigns, particularly in the sport, fashion and health industries.
Damian Fasolo is a multi-award winning filmmaker, with more than 10 years' experience as a screen production lecturer. He has worked on music videos, feature films, commercials, documentaries and TV shows, and he's received an Australian Cinematographers Award.
Explore our creative arts and communication facilities
Discover the sound stage, new rooms, TV and radio studio and drama studios that you'll learn in.