Flexibility is the core attribute of tomorrow's professional communicator. We bring together award-winning academics and leading researchers to prepare and empower those looking to work across journalism, public relations advertising, digital and social media and marketing communications.

A rich learning ecosystem

Studying communications gives you the tools and skills to flourish in a range of industries. Our degrees are built upon diverse learning experiences that will give you the real-world experiences that are essential producing contemporary, professional communicators.

With a wide variety of complementary disciplines to choose from, students will broaden their horizons and graduate ready to excel in the workplace.

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Research-informed learning

Our student-centred, hands-on approach to teaching is consolidated by research excellence.

A collective research interest in the dynamic interplay of media and society in the digital era results in distinctive undergraduate learning journeys and inspiring opportunities for students searching for postgraduate supervision.

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My experience was second to none – the hands-on, real-world industry experience coupled with relevant theory and passionate teaching staff provided me with a well-rounded education and experience that put me in a great position entering the industry as a young communicator.

Georgia Logan

Engagement Advisor, Maribyrnong City

Research in communication spans journalism, public relations, advertising and digital media

Deakin is home to some world-leading communication researchers who examine the impacts of changing media and communications practices in local, national and global settings. We specialise in research that explores areas such as critical digital infrastructures and interfaces, rural and regional communication, environmental communication, Asian media studies, and storytelling histories and practices. We also focus on communication at the ‘margins’, both geographically and politically, and the ways in which marginalised publics are constituted through problematic representations. Since 2017 our researchers have been chief investigators on six Australian Research Council-funded projects and other government and industry research initiatives worth more than $3 million.

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