Theatre graduates performing in King Ubu, Mona Foma, Cataract Gorge.

Why study art, music and theatre?

Our undergraduate courses give you the opportunity to work on real briefs and projects with left-of-centre festivals, world-class museums, and the cultural institutions that have put Tasmania on the world stage.

You will be mentored by teachers who are practising creatives, while connecting with the acclaimed international artists, performers and creatives drawn here.

Participate in iconic festivals such as Falls Festival and Mona Foma, and engage with international artists commissioned by Mona, TMAG, QVMAG, and more through our Artist in Residence and Arts Forum programs.

You’ll also get to study at our new performing arts facility the Hedberg in the Hobart CBD. The Hedberg combines the Theatre Royal and our Music and Theatre disciplines. Equipped with state-of-the-art variable acoustics, lighting and music technologies, the Hedberg houses purpose-built, soundproof and digitally equipped rehearsal and practice rooms, an integrated multi-room recording suite, performance spaces, and soundstage and broadcast capabilities.

Study with us and you will graduate with work-ready skills and knowledge, a portfolio of genuine projects, and a strong professional network.

  • Connect with artists and performers through our Artist in Residence, Art Forum, and masterclass programs.
  • Complete real projects and graduate with a portfolio of genuine work to get an edge in the job market.
  • Get the chance to work on real creative projects for massive events like Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, and Falls Festival.

A voice for change

For Naarah, going to university to study music wasn’t just about her achieving great things for herself. It was also about making a positive change to her community.

Careers in art, music and theatre

In a global culture that values innovation, design and creativity, studying Art, Design, Music or Theatre and Performance can equip you for exciting careers in the creative industries.

Through critical and reflective engagement with culture, history and theory, you will learn how to engage with art and performances closely, manage creative projects and resources, and lead collaborative and creative processes. These skills are broadly transferable to many industries and workplaces.

Career opportunities

  • Arts or artist management
  • Commissioned artist
  • Community or youth arts officer
  • Composer or songwriter
  • Digital media or UX designer
  • Director
  • Furniture or industrial designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator or animator
  • Lighting or sound designer
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Journalist or writer
  • Orchestral or ensemble player
  • Painter
  • Performer
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Recording or sound engineer
  • Sculptor or ceramicist
  • Teacher