Supporting the arts

UNE creative arts

A UNE production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
The University of New England (UNE) supports the next generation of professionals in the arts, such as actors and performers, producers, writers and musicians, through our range of specialist creative arts courses.

Our lecturers are recognised industry professionals in areas such as writing for TV, theatre production and original composition, and are leaders in highly specialist fields, such as medieval music.

Students regularly have the opportunity to collaborate with each other in a thriving arts environment, as well as apply for scholarships, research in archives overseas, such as Cambridge and Yale Universities, and regularly perform for university and local productions and functions.

Our courses

Our students can choose to major in a creative arts subject or pick an arts subject as an elective in most degrees. We offer subjects in the the following specialty areas:

Our students and graduates

Our students come from all over Australia to develop their theoretical knowledge to enhance their creative practice, or participate in practice-based research, from honours level to PhD level, undertaking an exciting and challenging creative thesis.

To enhance the practical nature of our courses, our students have the opportunity to choose a work placement unit (WORK300) to practise what they learn and develop industry experience and connections.

Many of our online students also have the opportunity to participate in face-to-face intensive schools, ensuring they don't miss out on the important practical aspects of our courses.

Many of our high-achieving students stay on or return to UNE’s vibrant arts community to give back through teaching and research supervision.

Graduate showcase

Meet three of our graduates, and find out where our courses in creative arts can take our students, in the video below.

Partner with us

Our university has strong connections to many arts networks and organisations to benefit our students, graduates, and broader arts community.

Our partners include writing and publishing networks and associations, international and specialist music societies, and regional conservatoria and theatres.

We welcome new partners who may be interested in providing placements for our students or graduates or collaborating with us on artistic productions and events.

Get in touch

To find out more about our courses or discuss partnership opportunities, please contact the Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education via email: