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. At Murdoch, you’ll hone your craft to tell powerful stories that challenge the status quo and shine the spotlight on 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 help improve lives by creating online games for vision-impaired people.

Why study creative arts and communication at Murdoch?


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.

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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.

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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

Simon Allen

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.

Maeve Berry

Maeve Berry

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.

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Damien Fasolo

Damian Fasolo

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.

View Damian's profile.


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. Tour Perth Campus

Expand your career options with a double major

As an undergraduate student, you can study two majors during your degree. Some popular combinations include:

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Sources: Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Industries Federation, SEEK Insights and Resources