Students can choose from four different Creative Arts majors. Not all majors are available at all campuses.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between text, image, colour and shape in creating effective designs. Students delve into the theory and practice of design throughout core courses integrated into each year of the degree.
Learn the design principals of animation, editing and relationships with audio. JCU graduates benefit from specialist subjects focusing on human-centred design solutions.
Develop skills through hands-on training and practical experience working with professionals on location and in the studio. Students explore the processes of colour theory, visuality and foundation principles of computer-aided imagery.
Examine various social and cultural contexts throughout specialist courses. JCU graduates use disciplined innovation creating original work successfully communicating artist concepts in visual form. The Media Arts major is not available at the Townsville campus.
Music, Sound and Moving Image
Build creative experience, technical skills and industry networks. JCU students learn from state-of-the-art specialist software and hardware situated in spaces that foster creativity.
Benefit from strong industry partnerships and learn through practical experience at festivals and events. JCU graduates are ready for a career working in music and sound recording studio, filmmaking, animation production, television, music and performance management. The Music, Sound & Moving Image major is not available at the Cairns campus.
Work in state-of-the-art specialist photographic studios and access lighting and photographic equipment, and high-end printers. Learn from skilled imaging professionals and grow an understanding in the concepts, art and technology behind famous images.
Take inspiration by the natural surroundings and take opportunities to volunteer at local festivals and events. With access to various art galleries, build exhibition experience and graduate with an established portfolio.
View the course handbook for detailed information about each major.