Communication

Communication is the world's fastest growing industry and is an area of rapid and continuous technological, political, economic, and social change. Much of the recent explosion in the stock of human knowledge is linked with developments in media and communication.

Prue O'donoghue

Prue O'donoghue
Master of Communication, Melbourne Burwood Campus
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Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Digital Media)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Children's LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Media and CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Public RelationsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Children's LiteratureCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of JournalismCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Literary StudiesCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Media and CommunicationCourse 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
Master of Applied Social ResearchCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)Course information for:Local Students

What can I study?

Students address issues and events in the industry at national and international levels through a combination of research, theory, analysis and practice. This area covers a variety of disciplines including:

Entertainment Production

A brand new and innovative course commences in 2015 - the Bachelor of Entertainment Production will provide students with a myriad of opportunities across various creative and cultural industries.

Journalism

Deakin's journalism courses develop the analytical skills necessary for reporting events in context, with the aim to prepare journalists for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Media and Communication

The Media and Communication program at Deakin is distinctive because of its cross-disciplinary perspective underpinning a broad mix of subjects. Students choose from a wide range of units that suit their particular interests.

Professional and Creative Writing

Writers have never been more in demand. Writers use the most basic, flexible and powerful of technologies - language and the ability to tell stories. This postgraduate course will provide you with further skills to enhance your writing career.

Public Relations

Public relations involves the management of communication between people, agencies and the public.


Why study Communication at Deakin?

Industry learning

Communication and media has a variety of work placements available to students - internships, field education, in-country study programs and industry connections give you the opportunity to apply your skills and get a taste for the workplace. We prepare you for the real world by providing opportunities to gain valuable experience and develop workplace skills. Many Deakin courses are taught by industry professionals who are are active within their profession, which means you'll be taught by specialists who know, understand and have connections within industry.

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.

Prized facilities

"Deakin's Arts and Education students have access to outstanding industry standary state of the art facilities located at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. We have an array of industry-standard production and performance studios, with dedicated studios for dance, drama, visual arts, television and sound.
There are also screening rooms, mixing facilities, digital video editing and animation suites, computer labs, photographic darkrooms and digital imaging studios, and collaborative spaces for hybrid art forms.
The cutting-edge technology used to make Avatar, The Lord of the Rings and Happy Feet is also available to students at Deakin through the Deakin Motion.Lab - one of the most technologically advanced motion capture facilities in Australia."


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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