Arts

As a Deakin Arts graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.

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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts/Information Systems Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Arts/Laws Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts/Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese/Commerce) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Forensic Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Information Technology (IT Security) Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Laws Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Psychological Science Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of International Studies Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Diploma of Language Course information for: Local Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Diploma of Language/Bachelor of Information Systems Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts/Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts/Health Sciences Course information for: Local Students International Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of International Relations Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Journalism Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Media and Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Certificate of Public Relations Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of International Relations Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Journalism Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Media and Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of Public Relations Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Applied Social Research Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Arts (International Relations) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Communication Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Cultural Heritage Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Humanitarian Assistance Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of International and Community Development Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Politics and Policy Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Doctor of Philosophy Course information for: Local Students International Students

What can I study?

Courses aimed at getting you a career, not just a job

Our courses have been developed in close consultation with industry, and include a blend of theory and practice. Through these professional links we ensure that our courses are relevant, practical and deliver the skills in demand in the workplace, resulting in excellent job and career opportunities for Deakin graduates.

Industry experience


Deakin prepares you for the real world by providing opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop workplace skills. Many Deakin courses are taught by industry professionals and include industry and professional experience placements, internships and overseas study programs.

Skills and knowledge

The Bachelor of Arts provides the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences, humanities and arts. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.

Degree Structure

The degree is structured in a way that offers maximum flexibility. It gives you the opportunities to pursue your own interests and design courses of study that suit your needs. You may study particular areas in-depth or undertake a wide range of units.

You are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from a variety of study areas including performing and creative arts, languages, history, media and communication, and sociology. Up to one-third of the course may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education, providing even greater possibilities for interesting course combinations.

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Why study at Deakin?

Flexibility in Arts

The Bachelor of Arts provides the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences, humanities and arts. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.

Research and teaching excellence

The Faculty of Arts and Education promotes pure and applied research across all its disciplines. You will engage with academic staff whose research continually informs the teaching and learning environment.

Our researchers are internationally renowned for their research and hold key roles in national and international associations and on editorial boards of journals. Our research centres include clusters of researchers in cultural heritage, citizenship and globalisation, literature and text, educational futures and creative arts.

Prized facilities

Deakin's arts, humanities and social sciences students have access to an outstanding $18.4 million facility, located at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. This facility provides you with the opportunity to work in an array of industry-standard production and performance studios.


Career opportunities for graduates

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates can find career opportunities in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to:

  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Television and Broadcasting
  • Government Organisations
  • NGOs
  • Private business
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Animation and Design studios
  • Freelancing
  • Visual Arts studios
  • Media and communications companies
  • Photography studios
  • Politics and policy in Government  or private sectors
  • Historian
  • Languages

Postgraduate studies - Arts


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