The top 3 Creative Arts schools in Australia for 2017 are

  1. Griffith University
  2. Queensland University of Technology
  3. RMIT University

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • creative arts school size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with creative arts courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Creative Arts definition

Creative Arts includes Music & Performing Arts, Art & Design.

Detailed study areas: Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic Arts and Design Studies, Textile Design and Fashion Design, Music, Drama and Theatre Studies, and Dance.

Griffith University

The visual and creative arts and music programs at Griffith top the subject rankings for Creative Arts in 2017.

The university is one of the largest in Australia for creative arts (5,212 students) and has a high satisfaction rate (84%).

Queensland University of Technology

The Creative, Design and Performance program at QUT is ranked 2nd in Australia for Creative Arts.

The program is large and achieves a good satisfaction rate (80%).

RMIT University

The Art, Design and Architecture program at RMIT is one of Australia’s top 3 for Creative Arts.

The university has the most creative arts students (7,939).

Overall Ranking

Updated: 7 November 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Creative Arts School Size

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Creative Arts)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

* Adjusted to account for higher average satisfaction rates among current students compared to graduates.

Universities are ranked by graduate and student satisfaction, with a downward adjustment for higher average satisfaction rates among current students. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for:

  1. low incomes of unemployed graduates
  2. earnings potential of graduates doing advanced studies.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.