Media, communication and creative arts

Interest area

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

Deakin Motion.Lab: the first motion capture research development lab in an Australian university
Unparalleled resources: globally one of the first unis to offer RED EPIC cameras

Attend our upcoming postgrad expo

How far can postgraduate study at Deakin take your career?

Come find out at our Postgraduate and Honours Study Expo. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with academics regarding courses, careers and study in a friendly expo environment.

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Tuesday 25 September, 5-7pm


Disciplines within media, communication and creative arts

Courses within Media, communication and creative arts

Capture Art and Performance Prize

Calling all creatives! Submit your work to Deakin University’s Capture Art and Performance Prize and see where your talents could lead.

First place will receive $500. Visit the Capture website to submit your entry now. Entries close 29 August 2018

Ranked first for skills development in Victoria

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.

* 2016 Student Experience Survey

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.

Find out more about the School of Communication and Creative Arts

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