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School of Education and the Arts

Professor William Blayney

Welcome to the School of Education and the Arts. The School offers a wide selection of courses in the areas of Education, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Hospitality, Early Childhood, Education Support, and Art from short courses, certificates and diplomas to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.

Within the School of Education and the Arts, many of our courses offer work-integrated learning and work experience. Our units are designed to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in your chosen career.

Our teachers and lecturers are experts in their fields, and work closely with industry and relevant networks to ensure that you receive relevant and up to date training, so that you graduate work-ready.

The School warmly welcomes students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to participate in all of our units. Support for your studies is available through the University’s dedicated Indigenous Student Support Team.

If you wish to study a practical, industry or profession-focused course, please contact us or view the course pages on our website.

Professor William Blayney
Dean, School of Education and the Arts

Education

Effective teachers, in partnership with caring families have an important responsibility in shaping the citizens of tomorrow. Our teaching courses are designed to graduate exceptional teachers who will make significant contributions to early learning centres, schools, training organisations and communities in which our graduates will teach. If you are interested in a career as a teacher or you are a teacher who would like to undertake further study, we offer a range of quality courses to meet your professional needs.

We also offer a range of vocational qualifications in educational support and childcare. These courses provide you with industry-relevant training along with the skills and knowledge needed if you are interested in becoming a teacher’s aide or education support officer, or seeking a career within a childcare or early learning centre.

Humanities

We offer students the opportunity to study the humanities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. As a student studying our comprehensive Bachelor of Arts course you are able to specialise in disciplines such as psychology, social enquiry, writing, literature, history, geography and environment, as well as professional communication and journalism leading to a diverse range of careers. Throughout your studies, you will develop lifelong and transferable skills such as critical thinking, research and investigation, communication, design and planning.

Professional Communication

Our professional communication courses integrate journalism and communication with digital media production and business disciplines. Theory is balanced with a strong work-integrated learning component. Our graduates find work in a diverse range of communication roles such as journalism, event management, corporate communication, client services and human resources management, website content producers, corporate writers and more.

Creative and Performing Arts

If you have a passion for the creative and performing arts, we have a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in creative arts, music, theatre, digital media, visual arts and creative industries, which will inspire, challenge and transform you.

We are proud of our reputation for being a supportive, nurturing and friendly environment where the focus is on developing your individual skills and creativity, and preparing you to undertake professional level work.

Our creative arts, music and theatre courses will help you craft your career in the arts if you’re passionate about becoming a performing artist at a national or international level. Our courses in digital media, visual arts and creative industries (such as creative writing) allow you to explore your creativity. Our courses also allow you to focus your efforts in the exciting 'behind the scenes' professions such as theatre technician, website publisher or book editor.

Many of our creative and performing arts courses, including our Research Higher Degree (RHD) courses are available to study online via our renowned distance education mode, giving you the flexibility to study when and how it suits you. Join us and be part of the premier creative and performing arts training institution in Central Queensland.

Hospitality

We offer a range of vocational courses in hospitality and tourism that allow you to explore a career in the hospitality sector or undertake a trade in this area. Our courses provide you with hands-on training delivered by expert teachers in purpose-built learning facilities. You’ll graduate with strong industry connections and be ready to commence your career in this exciting industry.