Keep your career options open and design your course around your interests and needs. All major sequences in arts are taught as a combination of practical and theoretical learning, with many offering sought-after work placements.
Course flexibility: design your degree around your needs and interests
Deakin's graduate employability ranking: top 3 in Australia*
Following on from your undergraduate degree, you could find employment in:
- animation and design studios
- cultural institutions
- government organisations
- media and communications
- newspapers and magazines
- private business
- photography studios
- politics and policy in government or private sectors
- television and broadcasting
- visual arts studios.
*2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability rankings
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Using Deakin's state-of-the-art television facilities to create our own variety show, which I then presented, was amazingly informative and practical.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Interesting course combinations
A third of our Bachelor of Arts course may be taken from outside of the Faculty of Arts and Education, meaning you can take single, double or triple majors – giving you a number of options.
Research with us
We give students at postgraduate level an intellectually exciting education, anchored in core disciplines and designed to develop the professional and vocational skills that are essential in the modern workplace.
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Studying arts at Deakin University
Professor Matthew Clarke discusses how a Bachelor of Arts gives you a broad view of the world and develops your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.
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Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.
Study an anthropology course at Deakin and analyse the lives of people in a range of societies, gaining insights into the science behind human existence.
Study an Arabic course at Deakin and learn about Middle Eastern history, culture and society, while developing communication skills in modern Arabic.
Study Mandarin at Deakin and gain insight into Chinese culture, history and society, while improving your language skills with native speakers in China.
By studying our dedicated criminology courses at Deakin, investigate what motivates criminal behaviour and why some behaviours are defined as criminal.
Study a broad range of historical topics including landscapes and culture when you apply for a cultural heritage and museum studies course. Apply today.
Taught by expert historians, Deakin's history courses study the makings of the modern world and the histories of local and global societies.
Study a course in human rights and international law at Deakin, and delve into key, contemporary issues and developments from around the world.
Providing industry-relevant qualification, develop into a humanitarian leader by studying one of Deakin's Humanitarian assistance courses.
Study Indonesian at Deakin and learn Bahasa while developing a greater understanding of Indonesia's culture, history and society.
Graduate ready to promote justice, reduce poverty and promote sustainable living with one of Deakin's international and community development courses.
Deakin's international relations courses explore a range of issues, including the nature of power and security, globalisation and global governance.
With Deakin's international studies courses, gain practical experience and develop the inter-cultural and analytical skills to interpret global events.
Study Middle East Studies at Deakin and gain clear insights into the region's political landscape and examine several of its endemic conflict situations.
Graduate ready for a career in philosophy with one of Deakin's courses in philosophy and ask some of life's most fundamental, paramount questions.
Deakin's courses in politics and policy explore the big ideas that have shaped the world and tackle current social issues, such as gender equality.
Study one of Deakin's sociology courses and explore key aspects of everyday life including ethnicity, religion, gender, consumerism and globalisation.
A cross-cultural language, study Spanish at Deakin and develop your linguistic skills while exploring the history and ethos of Spanish-speaking countries.