Communication

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. In 2015 we launch our new and revised course suite that extends your opportunities for great professional education in communication, media and more.

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Why study Communication at Deakin?

Innovation

All our courses have been redesigned and refreshed for 2015 and form an integrated suite of Communication degrees. Undergraduate to honours and onto masters: join us as we expand our unit offerings and focus on the best fit between critical study, professional preparation and a great student experience. We make things different, so you can stand out from the crowd.

Flexibility

Our Bachelor of Communication allows you to choose a specialisation in journalism, media or public relations but learn other skills as well – double up on your specialisation, or add from our exciting creative options in TV production, Design, Creative Writing and more. Make the degree right for you. The Master of Communication has similar flexibility as well - focused study, or a mix of disciplines, just as you need for professional success.

Professional learning

Communication courses give you the opportunity for internships, in-country study programs and industry connections that are essential to your educational excellence. Our courses are designed for industry readiness and many of your teachers are active professionals, passing on their inside knowledge to you.


What can I study?

You can choose one of three separate Bachelor of Communication degrees focusing on Journalism, Media or Public Relations. In each case you will focus principally on this area, especially as you move through your degree from first year to third year. But you have the choice to add units to your program that make the degree right for you and your career.

You can then add a specialised honours program, the B Communication (Honours), as your fourth year to maximise your learning advantage.

In our Master of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations are a focus, along with specialised programs in Visual Design and TV Production that are new in 2015. You can choose a shorter program of study for a Graduate Diploma if that suits you better – either adding to your current knowledge or moving into these professional areas from a different degree.

We prepare you for the real world by providing opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop workplace skills.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Media)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Entertainment ProductionCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Professional WritingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Public RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Television ProductionCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication DesignCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students


Bachelor of Communication highlights

Journalism

  • Internships with a major newspaper, television or radio station
  • Join the multi-platform revolution using the latest technology
  • Intensive news production in your third year units

Media

  • an online presence and portfolio for career success
  • Discover why advertising, celebrity and emotion matter from leading media researchers
  • Pitch new TV and online media formats like the professionals do

Public Relations

  • Internships with follow-up classes to build your know how
  • Discover social media's effect on professional communication
  • Go beyond 'spin' and understand ethical communication.

Master of Communication highlights

Cloud (online) learning

  • All specialisations (except TV production) available online – including Design
  • Mix and match online and on-campus learning to manage your studies

Research that matters

  • All students undertake research projects with expert supervision
  • Link research to your current or intended employment

We recognise your skills

  • Gain credit for prior learning and experience
  • Choose units that enhance your future prospects, not repeat the past

Career opportunities for graduates

Career opportunities for graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Multimedia businesses
  • Marketing consultancies
  • Government Organisations
  • Web development companies
  • Newspaper and magazine publishers
  • Design studios
  • Libraries
  • Marketing consultancies
  • Event management
  • Tourism or hospitality industries
  • Freelancing

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