The Faculty of Education and Arts' teaching and learning methods are designed to ensure graduates have high-level professional skills and are work-ready

About us

Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Arts

Our mission

The Faculty mission is to create and share knowledge to inspire, enrich and transform humanity.

We are the largest Faculty at the University and offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework, PhD and MPhil degree programs that provide innovative research-led and work-integrated learning to students from across the globe.

As part of our scholarly community, you join over 250 staff, 9000 students, 400+ PhD and MPhil candidates, and a global network of 40,000+ alumni-graduates with a reputation for professionalism, scholarship excellence, and global citizenship.

Our Schools and staff

We are highly respected for our teaching quality and our learning methods are designed to ensure graduates have high-level professional skills and are work-ready. Our teaching is delivered through three Schools:

The Faculty is committed to supporting a respectful workplace culture that nurtures the professional development of our staff at all career stages. Our goal is to be a global workplace of choice for academic and professional staff in the fields of creative arts, education, humanities and social science.

Our degrees

At the undergraduate level, we offer the country's largest and most comprehensive Teacher education degrees and professional degrees in Social Work and Speech Pathology. We also offer Bachelor degrees in Arts, Social Science, Fine Art, and Music. Our disciplines include Music, Creative and Performing Arts, Fine Art, Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History and Classical Languages, Community Welfare, English and Writing, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages (French, German, Japanese, and Chinese), Philosophy, Religion and Theology, and Sociology.

At the postgraduate level, we offer Masters coursework in Applied Linguistics, Disability Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Studies, Leadership and Management in Education, Music Technology, Social Change and Development, Specialist Education, Teaching, and Theology.

Our research excellence

Evidence of research excellence can be seen through our Priority Research Centre, Research Programs, Networks and Groups, our success in obtaining prestigious research grants and fellowships, and our prolific publication output. In 2012, through the Federal Government research assessment exercise known as ERA, we achieved the highest research rankings in the country for Social Work, and our researchers in Historical Studies, Literary Studies, Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Religion and Religious Studies, Sociology, and Specialist Studies in Education, were all ranked as world-class.

The Faculty is growing its international reputation in research performance, with the 2013 QS World University Subject Rankings showing that four of our disciplines are ranked in the top 200: Linguistics (109), Education (128), English Language and Literature (149), and Sociology (185).

Our invitation

If you are considering studying, working or collaborating with us, I invite you to explore our website to see what our Faculty has to offer. You will find that we engage with disciplines across the University and with our community stakeholders to undertake best practice interdisciplinary research and teaching. If you are a current student, I wish you every success in your studies.

It is a privilege to lead the committed and professional scholars within the Faculty of Education and Arts. On behalf of my fellow colleagues and students, I warmly welcome you to the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professor John Germov

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Education and Arts
University of Newcastle