Study what matters to you
You have the passion and the ability: we have the courses for you. When you study in SCCA you get a deep exposure to the essential skills and knowledge you need, and support to become a graduate ready for success in the world beyond the university.
Students in our courses discover creative programs in the visual and performing arts, communication, film and digital media, journalism and public relations, media, writing and literature that synthesise industry experience, research and innovation.
Our key undergraduate course areas are:
- Bachelor of Communication
(specialisations in advertising, digital media, journalism or public relations)
- Bachelor of Creative Arts
(specialisations in drama, photography, or visual arts [dance from 2020])
- Bachelor of Creative Writing
- Bachelor of Design
(specialisations in 3-D animation, digital technologies or visual communication)
- Bachelor of Film, Television, and Animation.
The flexible and dynamic Bachelor of Arts enables students to focus on children’s literature, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies or media studies, as well as our professional and creative disciplines.
We have highly regarded postgraduate courses in communication (including TV and design), creative arts, and writing and literature.
Specialised courses in design, photograph, and visual arts require students to submit portfolios as part of their applications, so as to give you the best chance of entry into your chosen course.
With 15 specialised teaching disciplines, you'll be able to specialise in your chosen area, express your individuality and create without limitations.
Students and researchers in SCCA have access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources backed by a dedicated team of technical staff.
We have advanced digital imaging facilities, darkrooms, film and TV production and edit suites, a newsroom, performance studios and dedicated computer labs, as well as Deakin's advanced motion capture facility.
We also have a large array of industry-leading equipment and all the software you'll need.
Our research and creative innovation
SCCA has a strong research program that asks how media, communication, art, literature, writing and performance make our world, through stories and action. We reflect on the role of contemporary publics in making, receiving and sharing culture, and ask how we create publics through our critical and creative engagement.
Key research innovations include:
- The Public Art Commission: making public art that makes public space better
- Creative Applications Network: interdisciplinary computing, engineering and design
- Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Network.
Emma Pyers, multi-award winning practitioner and National Disability Insurance Agency director of transition communications, is a Deakin public relations graduate. She says studying PR at Deakin was one of the best decisions she's ever made.
The creative environment, paired with access to inspirational lecturers, provided a learning experience that went beyond the theory.
Deakin public relations graduate
Read more about the expert staff who make up the School of Communication and Creative Arts.
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