Art & creative design courses

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Introduction to Art & creative design courses

Contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of society and create and inspire others. Sculpt and draw on your specialisation in a creative field. Canvas fine art, and transform spaces, form, and structure through innovative design.

Push creative boundaries, get graphic and communicate online, on paper, through the lens or from behind it. Studying creative art and design gives you opportunities to specialise and showcase your individuality in real life and onscreen across the world.

Know the history of art to create your own art. Study concepts and methods and materials. Create beautiful interiors and inspiring exteriors. Design digitally, animate dimensionally.

Douglas—Arts student with Macquarie University, through Open Universities Australia.
Douglas studied creative writing with Macquarie University through Open Universities Australia

Art & creative design degrees

Undergraduate USC-DES-DEG

Bachelor of Design

Undergraduate CUR-FIA-DEG

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

Undergraduate TUA-GDD-DEG

Bachelor of Game Design and Development

Undergraduate TUA-DGD-DIP

Diploma of Graphic Design

Postgraduate TUA-DES-GCE

Graduate Certificate of Design

Undergraduate USQ-MPR-DEG

Bachelor of Music (Music Practice)

Art & creative design subjects

How to become an art and creative design professional

Visualise your creative and inspiring career.

From painter to sculptor, digital artist to interior designer, find your innovative degree to unlock your rewarding career. Create something and express your artistic flair with a career in art and creative design.


Improve your career prospects and get accreditation from some of Australia’s peak, reputable organisations.

Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

DIA is the organisation through which designers work for the future of the design professions in Australia.

Interior Design Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA)

IDEA is the central source of information for universities that offer degrees in interior design and interior architecture. It’s a source of upcoming conferences and events, and a link to other related organisations and publications.


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Student stories and study advice

An Aussie composer on how to get into the music industry

Is it hard to make it in the local music industry? Jessica Wells, a successful composer, orchestrator and arranger reveals the challenges and opportunities that you might face on your journey to stardom. 

How to make a graphic design portfolio

We break down the essential components of a graphic design portfolio, then give you guidance on selecting your best work and presenting each piece.

7 of the best graphic design short courses you can study online

Want to wow people with your logo art, magazine layouts or website designs? These short online courses cover everything a graphic designer needs to know, from Adobe Creative Cloud to user-centred design. 

Interior architecture vs interior design—what's the difference?

Into interiors but trying to distinguish the difference between interior design and interior architecture? We compare these two creative and innovative careers (and get some expert advice on the matter).

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