Creative arts

Animation, dance, drama, film, media, photography, visual arts and visual communication design: this rich diversity of experience helps prepare you for creating outstanding works of art in your chosen field.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)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 (Photography)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)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
Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

What can I study?


Why study Creative Arts at Deakin?

Creative Arts at Deakin offers you a range of skills in one chosen discipline, while also giving you exposure to collaborative possibilities between various art forms. Students have access to state of the art technology and cutting edge learning facilities and will learn from industry professionals.

Prized facilities

Students have access to work in 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.

Teaching and research excellence

Deakin's lecturers are active within their profession, which means you'll be taught by specialists who know, understand and have connections within industry.
Our researchers are internationally renowned for their research and hold key roles in national and international associations and on editorial boards of journals.

Creative Arts Hub

Animation, dance, drama, film, media, photography, visual arts and visual communication design: this rich diversity of experience helps prepare you for creating outstanding works of art in your chosen field.

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.


Career opportunities for graduates

  • Advertising agencies
  • Art galleries
  • Contemporary performance companies
  • Creative digital industries
  • Dance associations
  • Film production companies
  • Freelance choreography
  • Graphic design businesses
  • Marketing consultancies
  • Multimedia businesses
  • Museums
  • Performing arts centres
  • Television corporations
  • Video and film businesses
  • Web development companies

Student Research

Creative Arts research students talk about their research and share their experience as students at Deakin University. Students are undertaking the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) higher degree by research programs.


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