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Explore the areas of study available to you across the arts, built environment, design, education, social sciences, and more. Each study area offers a variety of courses, programs, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and research opportunities.

The study of animation & moving image at UNSW is designed to meet industry demand for content developers and creative practitioners. You’ll graduate with work experience and intensive skills training in the latest technologies - important assets for the creative media industry.

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Join us to engage in the histories and ideas that drive contemporary art and culture. With our degree in art history,  you’ll be ready for a dynamic career in the contemporary art world and creative industries in Australia and internationally. 

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Become a global leader in architecture, planning and construction. We’ll engage you in real-world projects in our hands-on learning environment, helping you better understand the cities we live in through architecture and design.  

 

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Understand how and why moving image culture continues to shape global media industries. As you study film and related media forms within these contexts, you’ll be given an international perspective on the place and history of film in the global media landscape and the Australian cinema landscape. 

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Recognised as the Australian university with the strongest journalism industry links, we’ll provide you with the opportunity to dive into work experience and forge professional connections.

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When studying computational design, you will gain unique and in-demand skills across architecture, design, computer science and engineering. You will learn to think critically and creatively as you bring your design solutions to life in our studio-based classes.

 

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We’ll empower you to produce innovative contributions to contemporary literature and fresh, experimental writing across genres in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and ficto-criticism.  

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We offer an extensive range of postgraduate study options that help you become a critical contributor in education. Our dynamic subject areas include curriculum and assessment, educational policy and leadership, educational psychology and higher education.

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UNSW English literary studies ranks in the world’s top 40 departments of English literature. You’ll study with teachers and researchers who are deeply passionate about their work and believe that English is more than an academic discipline. 

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Our interdisciplinary teaching and mentoring will provide you with a solid foundation to actively engage with contemporary social and environmental issues. We’ll help you become the environment and society custodians our world needs.

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Over its 120-year history, film has evolved from a novelty item to a medium that informs every aspect of society and contemporary life. Studying film studies at UNSW will help you tell stories, share human experiences, document reality, and expand perceptual horizons as an experimental art form.  

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In this vibrant, cross-disciplinary study area, you’ll analyse gender as part of a wider context of social relations. You’ll have the opportunity to study world history, human rights, sex and desire, women’s writing, Asian cultures, and queer and gender theory, as part of a constantly evolving gender studies subject area.

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Explore the way things change across the social, political and economic. From urbanisation to widening disparity, environmental threats and the dominance of communication technologies – explore these issues and learn to navigate how you can create change at a local, national and global level.

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Immerse yourself in world history and discover how history shapes the world we live in. You’ll explore diverse aspects of our human past, from ancient history to histories that tackle some of the greatest questions of contemporary times. 

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Impact and influence the way we live by designing the products, systems and services we use daily. Gain the experience and confidence to turn your innovative thinking into strategic solutions that are functional, emotionally engaging and fulfill a genuine demand or societal need.

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Develop your design knowledge and skills as you specialise in multiple design disciplines. You’ll engage in historical and theoretical studies that will complement your professional practice skills and explore the fundamental process of design.

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Learn from professionals with real-world experience and become a global citizen. You’ll engage with contemporary global challenges and think creatively about how to solve those challenges.

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You’ll explore the importance of intercultural communications and how language skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to engage with people from other countries and cultures have become essential in our daily lives. 

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With us, you’ll dive into the complexities of language and learn how linguists deal with issues of language learning. You’ll discover the impact of language on multicultural communities and you’ll become and advocate in promoting multilingualism. 

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Learn about the social, political and cultural dynamics of media and the impact that they have on everyday life and communication technologies.

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Gain the critical skills and knowledge you need to understand, analyse, and respond to the pivotal role of media in contemporary life.

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Join us to discover new ways of creating and presenting music. You’ll learn from internationally recognised and passionate academics. We’ll help you make music with confidence, artistic conviction and social commitment.

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In studying philosophy, you’ll learn to examine and question the fundamental concepts of human knowledge. You’ll learn to elaborate ideas in writing and speech, tackle problems and engage effectively in debates and discussions.

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Think critically by unpacking the international politics that shape our world today. Examine politics and international relations through a contemporary and historical perspective and become a global contributor to change.

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Gain deep knowledge of current and emerging PR and advertising practices, and how these have risen to prominence to shape our lives.

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Develop a range of audio, visual, and digital production skills that will equip you with the tools and knowledge to remain at the leading edge of local and international media industries.

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Learn the science of policymaking and how it impacts our society. Learn how to advocate for change in areas such as disability, housing, development, economy and regulation.

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Become a driver of change in your community. You’ll be part of a dynamic and collaborative program that will help you make a positive impact at all levels of society whether it be counselling and advocacy, community work or research and policy development.

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Explore the realities, conflicts and challenges of social life by asking the big questions: ‘What makes life meaningful?’ ‘Why do we disagree, and why do we care?’ You’ll be introduced to fresh and innovative perspectives that will challenge everyday cultural assumptions.

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Explore live performance in all its diversity. Be part of stage plays with professional directors, work with a team on collaborative creations, stage an action in public spaces, or create a solo for just you and the audience. We’ll help you uncover the creativity of performance around us.

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This dynamic study area will prepare you for a career as a professional interpreter or translator. You’ll make critical contributions to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication in today’s globalised society.

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Immerse yourself in a creative, inclusive and collaborative community. From rehearsal spaces to studios, theatres, galleries and beyond – you’ll gain specialised skills via practical projects and studio experience. 

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