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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 Certificate level and degree programs in the areas of Education, Creative and Performing Arts, Humanities, Hospitality, Early Childhood, Education Support, Indigenous Studies and Art. The School warmly welcomes students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to participate in all of our units and or the areas of indigenous studies, supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Professional and Academic staff. 

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

The School also offers students the opportunity to study the Humanities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts are able to specialise in disciplines such as psychology, social work, writing, literature, history, geography and environment, as well as professional communication and journalism leading to a diverse range of careers. Study in humanities, psychology and social work develops lifelong skills such as critical thinking, research and investigation, communication, design and planning which can assist in all careers.

Our professional communication program covers journalism and public relations, integrating these with digital media production and business disciplines as specialisations within the program. Theory is balanced with a strong work integrated learning program, and graduates find work in a diverse range of communication roles they become journalists, event managers, corporate communication officers, client services and human resources managers, website content producers, corporate writers, and more.

If you have a passion for the creative and performing arts, we have a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Music and the Performing Arts, Multimedia, and Creative Enterprise / Creative Industries, which will inspire, challenge and transform you. We are proud of our reputation for 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 whether this is as a creative or performing artist in music, theatre, multimedia or the other creative industries including creative writing, or an administrator or in one of the exciting 'behind the scenes' professions such as theatre technician, website publisher or book editor. Many of our creative and performing arts programs, including the Masters and PhD are available by external study, and so I invite you to join us and be part of the premier creative and performing arts training institution in Central Queensland.

In the area of Vocational training we offer qualifications from Certificate 1 through to Diploma in Hospitality and from Certificate III Early Childhood, Education Support and Visual Arts to Diploma to meet the needs of Industry throughout our regional footprint.

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 are work-ready, so if you wish to study a practical, industry or profession-focused degree course, please contact our Student Advice Team on 132786 for further information.

Professor William Blayney
Dean, School of Education and the Arts