Course Description

This course develops an informed, critical, creative approach to understanding media, design and visual culture within a rapidly evolving environment.Creative industries are an increasingly important component of the global economy and design provides a basis for using creativity to address social, environmental, economic and communication challenges. The course focuses on the creation and exploitation of intellectual property through a range of disciplines such as graphic design, games and interactivity, environmental and spatial design and animation. Students will research and develop original products that impact on audiences and address practical outcomes for users. The course enables students to develop the technical and general skills that make them ready for employment and enable them to develop along with the design industry itself.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.4% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.2% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.2% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 24.2% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: Y82