School of Communication and Creative Arts

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) opens the door to a dynamic and diverse curriculum in the artistic and communicative fields.

The creative and communicative professions have emerged as key to the 21st century economy. Employers welcome confident and adaptive graduates who mix industry experience, up-to-date skills and resourceful, imaginative and critical thinking.

Our teaching and research

Our student-centred, hands-on approach to teaching is consolidated by research excellence.

We have a collective research interest in the dynamic interplay of media and society in the digital era. This results in distinctive undergraduate learning journeys and inspiring opportunities for students searching for postgraduate supervision.

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Study what matters to you

Students in our courses discover creative programs in the visual and performing arts, communication, film and digital media, journalism and public relations, media, writing and literature that synthesise industry experience, research and innovation.

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Some of our courses require students to submit portfolios as part of their applications.

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Cutting-edge facilities

As an SCCA student, you'll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Depending on the course you choose, this could range from advanced digital imaging and computer labs through to television and recording studios, as well as Deakin's advanced motion capture facility.

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With 15 specialised teaching disciplines, our School of Communication and Creative Arts students express their individuality, challenge the norm and create without limitations.



Graduate profile

Emma Pyers, multi-award winning practitioner and National Disability Insurance Agency director of transition communications, is a Deakin public relations graduate. She says studying PR at Deakin was one of the best decisions she's ever made.

The creative environment, paired with access to inspirational lecturers, provided a learning experience that went beyond the theory.

Emma Pyers

Deakin public relations graduate

Our staff

Read more about the expert staff who make up the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

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Contact us

School of Communication and Creative Arts

+61 3 5227 2583 (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus)
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Student and enrolment enquiries

Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9246 8100

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Cloud Campus (online study)
+61 3 5227 1359

Warrnambool Campus
+61 3 5563 3489