The Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University

The Faculty of Arts and Education welcomes you to an exciting range of programs in teaching and research which prepare you for a range of careers and professions. 

Our programs in Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education across disciplines are vital to improving your personal professional opportunities and contributing to Australia as an equitable, humane and innovative society.

Our courses, teaching and research focus on the fields of communication, media, literary studies, history, cultural heritage, sociology, philosophy, politics and government, criminology, community development, international studies, performing arts, film and digital media, visual arts, and education, including early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational and higher education for pre-service teachers and professional educators.

We aim to give students, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, an intellectually exciting education, anchored in core disciplines, and developing the professional and vocational skills that are essential in the workplace of the 21st century.

Students engage with dedicated professional administrative staff and quality lecturers whose research informs their teaching and learning programs.  Students are strongly encouraged to take up the many opportunities for work placements and internships, including many international study and work placement opportunities.  Our students are enrolled at our campuses across Victoria, and across Australia and internationally, through online or distance education.  Flexible delivery is particularly relevant to our postgraduate coursework programs which offer professional education at a time and location which are responsive to your needs.

The Faculty promotes pure and applied research across all its disciplines. Our researchers are internationally renowned and many hold key roles with national and international associations and on editorial boards of journals. We have a strong record in ARC grants and engage Higher Degree by Research students in a vibrant research culture.  Our research centres include clusters of researchers in cultural heritage, citizenship and globalisation, literature and text, educational futures and creative arts.

Please contact me or any Faculty staff introduced on this site.  We will be delighted to speak with you and to provide further information you might require about our activities, as well as receive your feedback about our programs.

 PVC (Arts and Education)

Professor Brenda Cherednichenko
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Arts and Education


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