Australian Universities Creative Arts Schools Ranking by Size

Australian Universities Creative Arts Schools Ranking by Size

Studying Creative Arts in Australia

Enrolling in a creative arts program in Australia can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to make them visionaries and pioneers in their fields. The best creative arts programs combine instructor-led discussions with activities that challenge student innovativeness and imagination.

Creative Arts Courses in Australia

Students who want to pursue studies in creative arts can find a suitable program offered by the best Australian universities. The best universities in terms of student enrolment in the creative arts are RMIT University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Griffith University.

RMIT offers undergraduates majors in thirteen areas. Its animation program can help students launch a global career by promoting learning by doing through studio practice. Meanwhile, QUT’s Bachelor of Design in Fashion program develops students’ expertise in both the creative and technical aspects of fashion.

The best postgraduate creative arts programs can further train students to become design leaders, innovators, and trailblazers. Griffith offers the Master of Interactive Media program, which introduces students to the use of cutting-edge digital media to create a platform for highly influential design outputs. In RMIT, the Master of Design Futures is an accelerated program for professional designers who aim to take their experience to the next level by taking on more strategic roles.

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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Creative Arts Student Numbers in Australian Universities
RMIT University (rmit) 5309 1228 6537
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 4836 453 5289
Griffith University (griffith) 4622 536 5158
University of New South Wales (unsw) 3544 1003 4547
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 3483 698 4181
Monash University (monash) 2646 789 3435
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 3194 241 3435
University of South Australia (unisa) 2599 286 2885
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 1432 1261 2693
University of Sydney (usyd) 1513 948 2461
University of Tasmania (utas) 2311 134 2445
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 2064 345 2409
University of Queensland (uq) 1735 423 2158
Deakin University (deakin) 1977 118 2095
University of Western Sydney (uws) 1903 141 2044
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 1737 128 1865
Murdoch University (murdoch) 1701 66 1767
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 1465 220 1685
Charles Sturt University (csu) 1426 157 1583
University of Canberra (canberra) 1337 160 1497
Southern Cross University (scu) 1190 25 1215
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 1019 73 1092
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 762 265 1027
Macquarie University (mq) 750 256 1006
La Trobe University (latrobe) 850 132 982
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 745 52 797
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 679 67 746
Australian National University (anu) 657 41 698
University of Western Australia (uwa) 649 48 697
CQ University (cqu) 570 41 611
Victoria University (vicuni) 546 43 589
James Cook University (jcu) 510 39 549
Australian Catholic University (acu) 464 6 470
Bond University (bond) 387 40 427
University of New England (une) 374 27 401
Federation University Australia (feduni) 360 15 375
Flinders University (flinders) 329 31 360
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 344 0 344
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 146 15 161

The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the creative arts area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Creative Arts Student Numbers
Griffith University (griffith) 14 6.1 11.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 14.2 4.3 11.6
RMIT University (rmit) 11.6 10.8 11.4
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 14.5 5.6 11.1
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 12.8 3.8 10.8
University of Canberra (canberra) 11.1 4.6 9.2
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 10.8 5.8 9.1
University of Tasmania (utas) 11.3 2.5 9.1
University of South Australia (unisa) 10.6 3.8 8.8
University of New South Wales (unsw) 11 5.3 8.7
Southern Cross University (scu) 10.9 1.1 8.5
Murdoch University (murdoch) 8.7 1.7 7.3
Bond University (bond) 12.3 2 7
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 8.5 5.3 6.9
Totals Average (mean) (%) 8.1 3.2 6.6
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 8.5 1.5 6.1
Monash University (monash) 5.7 4.5 5.3
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 5.8 4.7 5.2
University of Western Sydney (uws) 5.5 2.1 4.9
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 6.1 2.4 4.6
Deakin University (deakin) 6.1 0.9 4.6
University of Sydney (usyd) 4.6 4.7 4.5
University of Queensland (uq) 4.9 3.4 4.4
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 5.5 1 4.1
Charles Sturt University (csu) 5.3 1.4 4
Australian National University (anu) 6.6 0.4 3.3
CQ University (cqu) 4.6 0.9 3.2
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 3.9 0 3.1
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 4.3 0.8 3
La Trobe University (latrobe) 3.3 1.7 2.9
Federation University Australia (feduni) 4.5 0.3 2.9
University of Western Australia (uwa) 3.2 0.8 2.7
Macquarie University (mq) 2.8 2.3 2.6
James Cook University (jcu) 3.3 0.7 2.5
Victoria University (vicuni) 2.5 0.9 2.2
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 2.1 2.6 2.1
University of New England (une) 2.8 0.4 1.9
Australian Catholic University (acu) 2.4 0.1 1.8
Flinders University (flinders) 2.4 0.4 1.6
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 2.2 0.7 1.5

Key & Notes

* Percentages: – displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the creative arts area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages