Degrees in music, visual arts, creative writing or even a combined Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing at Southern Cross provide the backbone to a fulfilling career in the creative industries. Our creative arts and music degrees are delivered at the Lismore campus in the heart of the Northern Rivers, and from 2020, students can also undertake a degree in contemporary music or digital media at our Coomera campus on the Gold Coast.

Our lecturers are practising artists and students have the best of modern production facilities at their disposal. Our courses are delivered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences, a multidisciplinary and creative learning community. The University is a sponsor of major music and arts festivals such as Mullum Music Festival and Byron Writers Festival, which offer great opportunities for work placements and networking.

Career opportunities include:

  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Event promoter
  • Sound engineer or designer
  • Writer, journalist, critic
  • Visual artist
  • Art curation, education or administration
  • Designer.

Why study music and creative arts at Southern Cross?

  • Outstanding facilities and technical equipment for recording and performance including professional standard venues
  • Ventilated studios and dedicated spaces for art and design students
  • Lecturers are practising artists, musicians and writers with industry connections
  • Study tours abroad to creative arts hubs and exchange opportunities
  • Workplace placement and performance opportunities at our sponsored events and festivals
  • 5-star ranking for learning resources and student support in creative arts – Good Universities Guide 2019.