& Arts

Where Creativity Meets Career

In this increasingly connected and digital world, self-driven communicators and creatives are in high demand, with creative industries recognised as one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world. When you study Communications and Arts at UOW, you'll gain skills to communicate with different audiences for different purposes, to produce and present engaging content, and develop your skills to cultivate your own creative identity.

Campus locations

UOW's Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia.

All Communication and Art degree programs are offered at our Wollongong Campus.

The UOW Eurobodalla campus in Bateman's Bay, is located at Hanging Rock Reserve at Corrigans Beach, which also houses a variety of sporting facilities including tennis courts, playing fields and basketball courts. Technology and facilities are provided to enrich your learning experience, including access to print and electronic resources via the library, computer labs, internet access, common rooms, lockers, study spaces and audio-visual facilities.

Explore our Communications and Arts degree programs on offer at our Eurobodalla campus

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UOW Bega Valley campus has developed a reputation as a cooperative learning environment with a high standard of academic excellence, producing more than 500 graduates. Combining an intimate student-centred atmosphere with leading-edge technology, UOW Bega Valley is a founding member of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub, working with local government and regional businesses to creative new jobs for people in the region.

Explore our Communications and Arts degree programs on offer at our Bega Valley campus

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Bega Campus

Located a short drive from the Nowra CBD, the UOW Shoalhaven campus provides a supportive learning environment, where you’ll enjoy a close-knit academic community, small class sizes and personal attention from staff. As well as access to the full range of student services offered by UOW, our Shoalhaven campus includes a dedicated Nursing building, Graduate Medicine building and library.

Explore our Communications and Arts degree programs on offer at our Shoalhaven campus

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Co-located with TAFE NSW Moss Vale campus, the UOW Southern Highlands campus provides the Wingecarribee Shire with a fully-equipped university campus and enables students to complete a range of degrees with access to learning support in the Southern Highlands. Enjoy a personalised experience through smaller class sizes with easy access to staff.

Explore our Communications and Arts degree programs on offer at our Southern Highlands campus

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Develop specialist skills that employers want.

Choose to major in Digital and Social Media, Screen Media Production, Journalism, Marketing Communication and Advertising or Visual Communication Design. Specialise in one field or combine into a double degree.


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Prepare for a dynamic career in journalism with hands-on training in audio, video, web and mobile, digital communication and multimedia storytelling.

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Choose to major in Creative Writing, Music, Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Design. Students are encouraged to add a minor study through their elective subjects.

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Choose to major in Active Intensive or Theatre Making. Students are encouraged to undertake a minor study, and Theatre Making majors may complete a second major from within Communications and Arts.

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Become one of the world's most employable graduates

At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. 

Employment in creative industries is growing 40% faster than the Australian economy. There are thousands of creative careers waiting for people with the right mix of skills and experience.

  • Actor
  • Copywriter
  • Creative director
  • Curator
  • Digital game designer
  • Digital media manager
  • Editor
  • Feature writer
  • Film and television producer
  • Fine artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Museum manager
  • Musician
  • Novelist
  • Photographer
  • Screen writer
  • Sculptor
  • Stage manager
  • Theatre director
  • Theatre performer
  • Web designer
  • Advertising executive
  • Communications specialist
  • Content developer
  • Corporate communications manager
  • Digital publishing specialist
  • Event coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Public relations specialist

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Meet Hayley

My degree offers practical learning and work experience that I can use to create a portfolio I can show to future employers. The media facilities are amazing, and you really get to experience what working in a newsroom or radio studio is like. It sets you up for the ‘real world’. Hayley Bachelor of Journalism

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Multimedia & performance hub

This facility will provide complex and highly technical creative spaces to support innovative teaching and research practices and allow students to acquire cutting-edge professional-level skills and experience to work in the real world.

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Centre for Critical Creative Practice

UOW communications research explores the influence of digital and screen media on culture, and provides context for informed 21st century practice.

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iAccelerate is UOW's unique business accelerator and incubator program. The centre has the most innovative minds, creative ideas and entrepreneurial vibe that make it a unique place to start your business and scale it.

At UOW, you'll be on the forefront of future industries. Discover how you can follow your passions and influence others.