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Media, communication and creative arts

Pursue a career in media, communication and creative arts to discover your talent, explore your passion and fulfil your imagination. You’ll gain invaluable contacts and insights through our expert teaching staff who continue to work in the industry.

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Disciplines within media, communication and creative arts

Top graduate employability

Deakin is ranked top three in Australia for graduate employability.* Our courses prepare you for a real-world career, integrating industry partners, work placements and practical skills so you hit the ground running.

* Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2016

Imagine your way to a creative career

With our innovative courses, teachers who actually work in the industry, and the latest technologies, you'll be set up for a successful career in an imaginative industry.

Learn from the experts

Our staff have worked and continue to work in the industry and have many years of experience between them. This means you’ll get great insights as well as invaluable contacts. 

The areas our expert staff work in are broad and range from Arts Victoria and the BBC through to Penguin Books and Samsung.

State-of-the-art technology

You’ll get to work in dedicated spaces for dance and drama through to digital imaging and television and sound. Display your work in the innovative Phoenix Gallery – perfect for mixed-media and pop-up installations. 

Plus, use the best technology available – our Motion.Lab is one of the most technologically advanced motion capture facilities in Australia.

Do your research with us

Inventive, diverse and cutting-edge, the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) is home to internationally acknowledged research in a multiplicity of traditional and non-traditional areas within the arts. 

These range from literary studies, journalism, children's literature and film studies, to dance, drama, creative writing, sculpture, public art and photography.

The units I teach are developed from industry opportunities and clients that emerge each year. The content is always changing to reflect the needs of industry and professional practice.

dr Meghan Kelly

associate head of school (teaching and learning)

Innovative programs

Interweaving and complementing in equal parts, communication and creative arts combine to give you skills that are more than the sum of their parts. This makes you a more valuable graduate.

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