Study areas and options


Deakin's communication courses will help you become an excellent graduate specialising in journalism, public relations, or television and online media, ready to take your place in the world's fastest-growing industries. Whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you will develop both general and specific knowledge that puts you in charge of the technologies, skills and insights that shape our media and communications landscape.


Our creative arts courses offer a fresh, exciting opportunity for you to reach your creative potential. You can choose to specialise in animation and motion capture, contemporary dance, drama and performance, film and television, photography, visual arts or visual communication design.

Creative Arts

Creative arts at Deakin offers you a range of skills in one chosen discipline, while also giving you exposure to collaborative possibilities between various art forms. Students have access to contemporary facilities with current technology, and learn from industry professionals.


The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers three Honours programs providing eligible graduates with the opportunity to undertake advanced level study and research training in the discipline of their undergraduate major.

Entertainment and Media

Deakin's new Entertainment and Media courses have been designed to give graduates the edge in gaining a successful career in the entertainment and media industries. If you are interested in specific entertainment practices and other media why not consider our great courses in Film, Television, Media, Journalism, Drama, Dance and more.


The mix of disciplines on offer to students within
the School of Communication and Creative Arts
gives you a wonderful opportunity to gain the
knowledge needed to join the creative and
communications professions.
You can study a wide variety of subjects, including
literature, creative and professional writing,
communication, film and television, journalism
and public relations. Our courses enable you to
undertake a journey of intellectual and artistic
exploration while also gaining the professional
skills that are attractive to employers.

Writing and Literature

Deakin is a leading university for the craft of writing and the study of literature. You can choose to study literature, including our world-famous children's literature program, and both creative and professional writing or a combination of them all. Whether your interests are in the supernatural, romance, the classics, young adult fiction or the greats of Australian literature, we have them covered.

Research Degrees

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) at Deakin University conducts research in the broad areas of media and communication, and the creative and performing arts.

Its researchers are active contributors to the academic, cultural, public and creative spheres, both local and global.

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