Faculty of Arts and Education

The Faculty of Arts and Education is home to three of Deakin's largest and most respected schools – Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Communication and Creative Arts – as well as the NIKERI Institute.

Our focus

Our faculty is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery.

We do this by:

  • teaching innovative programs that offer real-world experiences to our students
  • conducting research that positively impacts local and international communities
  • developing strong relationships with other institutions across research and collaboration, academic and student exchange and professional development.

School of Communication and Creative Arts

We challenge our students to explore theoretical and practical elements of human communication and creativity.

We encourage collaboration between disciplines, artistic expression and innovation.

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School of Education

We create great teachers and inspire the next generation. Develop the skills, knowledge and expertise you'll need to become a respected educator.

Embrace your love of teaching through our practical, diverse and highly relevant curriculum offerings.

Find out more about the School of Education

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Great ideas have the power to bring about change. Our school encourages you to pursue, question, debate and act.

Our disciplines empower students to become thinkers and responsible citizens who create, innovate and enrich lives.

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NIKERI Institute

The National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to access higher education while still being able to maintain family and community obligations.

The NIKERI Institute offers an extensive range of faculty degrees in a community-based mode of delivery that are relevant, engaging and inclusive for Indigenous students.

Find out more about the NIKERI Institute

Our research is making a difference

Our research is at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating and social development. Guided by Deakin’s research strengths, our specialist centres and groups work with partners and communities to change how we engage with each other and our environment.

Learn more about our world-leading research

Research with us

Whether you want to make transformative discoveries in your discipline, develop your expertise or expand your industry network, we’ve got research degrees that will boost your career potential.

Learn about research degrees with arts and education

Postdoctoral research fellowships

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support and develop early career researchers identified as potential rising stars, aiming to enhance the capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers. Applications close 30 August 2023.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria and application process

Our graduates are future-proof

Our faculty provides the foundation for rewarding careers in a multitude of local and international industries.

We offer you real-world experiences taught by subject experts and creative practitioners who are passionate about their craft.

From creative arts to humanitarianism and specialist inclusive education, our graduates are making a difference.

Industry relations and partnerships are key to success

Success and growth isn't achieved in a bubble. Collaboration is key to our faculty's continual acknowledgement as a leader in education and research.

From local business engagement to delivering courses around the world, we strive to form meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships.

We continually expand our reach to provide greater opportunities for students and entire communities.

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We take our international reputation seriously

With a universal perspective and a focus on Australia's role in the global context, we produce graduates who are internationally savvy, culturally aware and industry ready.

We collaborate with institutions around the world and welcome students from over 100 countries. Our faculty arranges international exchanges and tours and we teach the world's most strategic languages.

Faculty staff

Learn more about Faculty of Arts and Education staff and find out about the prominent professors and lecturers that you could be learning from. Find a staff member, take a look through their profiles and read all about their most recent publications.

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Got a question?

If you have any questions about studying our arts or education courses, our advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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