Why study art, music or theatre?

Our courses encourage students to develop their practice through specialisation as well as experimentation.

They foster opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, explore new technologies and provide opportunities to engage with artists, institutions and festivals of national and international significance. Using a studio-specific approach designed to encourage individual creativity, the collegiate environment fosters critical thinking and professional practice through a commitment to enthusiasm and excellence in teaching.

Our outstanding facilities provide you with a supportive environment, highly qualified and experienced teaching staff, strong links to industry and community, and plenty of opportunity to engage with visiting artists, institutions and festivals of national and international significance.

Tasmania’s incredible arts culture is driven by an active community of artists, designers, musicians and performers. World-class museums and concert halls, leading theatres cutting edge contemporary art galleries and internationally renowned festivals make an inspiring backdrop to launch or foster an arts career.

Careers in art, music and theatre

Artists learn through making, whatever their preferred method of expression. At the University of Tasmania they also gain a deeper theoretical and professional understanding of their discipline.

A life in the creative and performing arts is often more a calling than a career. As a result, our courses are filled with dedicated, passionate, and motivated students working with us to develop their talent, practice and creative intelligence.

Whether practical, conceptual or theoretical our students develop the skills, experience and proficiency necessary to work and succeed within their chosen artistic profession.

The creative arts includes studies in fine arts, visual arts, music, theatre, design and visual communication.

Career options

  • Actor
  • Advertising
  • Animator
  • Arts management
  • Band leader or director
  • Community or youth arts officer
  • Composer or songwriter
  • Director
  • Education
  • Fashion and costume designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Lighting designer
  • Multimedia artist
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Music journalist
  • Orchestral or ensemble player
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Recording engineer
  • Sculpture, potter or ceramic artist
  • Sound designer
  • Urban planning and public art

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