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Visual and Performing Arts degrees

Practical experience to hone your craft

At UniSQ you’ll have opportunity to become involved in artist showcases and performances, to refine your skill and prepare your career in the arts.

Learn from industry professionals

Our teaching staff are experienced and equipped from diverse music, theatre and visual arts backgrounds.

Discover our new suite of Creative Arts degrees

Our degrees are designed to blend your creative passions with career opportunities and tangible skillsets.

Learn from the best

Number one in Queensland for social equity and first generation students (Good Universities Guide 2024).

Feel secure in your future

UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2024).

Study options within Visual and Performing Arts

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Prepare yourself for unprecedented forms of artistic expression.

Music, theatre and the arts will always enrich the human experience by telling stories, sharing culture, or simply making people laugh.

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What is Performing and Visual Arts?

Visual and Performing Arts are two distinct fields of artistic expression. Visual Arts primarily involve creations that are visual in nature, encompassing areas such as painting, sculpture, photography, and other visual media, often explored through visual arts courses.

Performing Arts, on the other hand, involve live performances and include fields such as music, theatre, dance, and drama, which are covered extensively in theatre courses. At UniSQ, as a leading university for creative arts, you are encouraged to engage in various forms of artistic expression, enhancing their ability to tell stories, share culture, or simply make people laugh through music, theatre, and visual arts in our creative arts degrees.

Why study Visual and Performing Arts at UniSQ?
Pursuing a creative arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts at UniSQ offers you the chance to blend your creative passions with career ready skillsets. With a 5/5 star rating for student support and graduate starting salaries according to the Good Universities Guide 2023, UniSQ stands as a premier university for creative arts. Learn from industry professionals with diverse backgrounds in music, theatre, and visual arts to enrich yourself with a comprehensive understanding in the creative arts field.
What specialisations of Visual and Performing Arts are offered at UniSQ?

At UniSQ, we offer a diverse range of majors within the fields of Visual and Performing Arts, catering to a variety of interests and career aspirations. Some of these specialisations include:

  • Music: Delves deep into the realms of music practice and musical communication, allowing you to learn composition, performance and understanding the nuances of sounds.
  • Theatre Studies: This area focuses on the study of theatre arts, including the crafts of acting and theatre-making – including production and direction.
  • Visual Arts: Immerse yourself in the fields of curation, innovation, and studio practice. Our Visual Arts courses foster creativity and critical thinking, enabling you to develop a unique artistic voice and portfolio.
  • Community Wellbeing: Explore various forms of art and creativity to nurture creative minds and promote wellbeing.
What opportunities do UniSQ offer for practical experience?
As a top-tier university for creative arts, you can pursue a creative arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts and immerse yourself in artist showcases and performances, offering a practical platform to develop your skills. Guided by experienced faculty from diverse arts backgrounds, you will be prepared to forge successful careers in the arts sector, equipped with refined skills and industry insights.
What are the career opportunities for graduates with Visual and Performing Arts degrees?

Graduating with Visual and Performing Arts degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of career options, including:

  • visual artist
  • musician or composer
  • actor or theatre director
  • art therapist
  • community art worker
  • sound engineer
  • theatre production designer.
Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our performing and visual arts courses. We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus, external, and online learning formats depending on the degree you choose. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments.

Scholarships

Whether it's recognition of your academic achievement or a chance to make university a reality, there's a UniSQ scholarship for you. View our scholarships in Visual & Performing Arts, check your eligibility and apply today (you can even apply for more than one)!

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