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Highlights of the Faculty

 Oscar winner Shaun Tan

 Oscar Award winner Shaun Tan is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts.

Rhodes Scholar Amy Steinepreis

 Rhodes Scholar Amy Steinepreis is a high achieving graduate.

Rock Art

Internationally recognised archaeologists and rock art specialists are employed at the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management.

  • Top 100 in English, History and Linguistics in the QS rankings.

  • Five star ranking with The Good Universities Guide for graduate starting salaries and our students gain skills which are applicable to many areas of employment.

  • High achieving Arts graduates including 7 Australian ambassadors, a Prime Minister, an Oscar winner and Tim Minchin!

  • A renowned School of Music teaching performance, composition and music education which provides an extensive concert and outreach program in the community.

  • Teaches practical skills with the Arts Practicum, a workplace project unit providing hands on experience and professional networking with many different organisations.

  • Internships and Study Abroad opportunities with both Australian and overseas organisations and partner universities.

  • A Multimedia Centre with filming, recording and postproduction facilities for media and communication students as well as a number of performance areas including the only replica Elizabethan theatre in the southern hemisphere.

  • Internationally recognised archaeologists with specialisation in Rock Art including a Centre for Rock Art Research and Management.

  • Received the largest grant to the humanities in Australia to operate the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

  • Strength in Australian Studies and hosts a Chair in Australia Literature and a Chair in Australian History.

  • Nearly 26,000 students are studying at UWA from many different countries creating a multicultural environment. UWA Arts students gain a global perspective with an understanding of different cultures and ways of life enabling them to work anywhere in the world.

High achieving young students and graduates

  • Akram Azimi – an Arts student was named 2013 Young Australian of the Year for helping disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities and assisting with The End to Polio Campaign

  • Michael Sheldrick – an Arts (Hons) graduate was named 2013 Western Australian of the Year (Youth) also led the End to Polio Campaign. He is now Senior Manager, Global Policy and Advocacy at the Global Poverty Project in New York.

  • Amy Steinepreis –A Masters in International Journalism student who plans to undertake Masters Degree studies in Modern Languages and International Relations at Britain's prestigious Oxford University has won UWA's 100th Rhodes Scholarship in 101 years.

Many of our graduates have achieved success not only in areas of humanities, music and social sciences, but also in business and other fields.


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