Performing and creative arts
Dance, drama, film, media, writing, 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.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Melbourne Burwood Campus
'I chose to study at Deakin because it has a strong commitment to the creative arts. The course is about helping students become unique and diverse artists, as opposed to trying to shape us into a specific mould or style.
'My lecturers have challenged my perceptions of dance and drama which has helped me create work that is completely new, fresh and non-conventional.
'The composition element of the course is incredible, and we get time each week to explore new choreographic ideas which increase our scope as dancers and choreographers.'
What can I study?
With innovative practices and first-class facilities, Deakin is the ideal environment in which to let your talent and creativity run wild.
Why study performing and creative arts courses at Deakin
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.
Industry learning in performing and creative arts
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
Careers for performing and creative arts graduates
Career opportunities can be found in a many areas, including but not limited to:
- advertising agencies
- art galleries
- contemporary performance companies
- creative digital industries
- dance associations
- film production companies
- freelance choreography
- graphic design businesses
- marketing consultancies
- multimedia businesses
- performing arts centres
- television corporations
- video and film businesses
- web development companies.
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world.
With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go. Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
Performing and creative arts courses
View all performing and creative arts courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Creative Arts
- Bachelor of Film and Digital Media
Postgraduate by coursework
- Master of Communication
Postgraduate by research
- Doctor of Philosophy