Deakin's communication and creative arts students have access to professional standard equipment and facilities at both the Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses.

Technology and expert guidance come together to provide our students with the best possible environment to inspire creativity.


Professional photographic lighting studio

  • Extensive range of Profoto professional flash units and modifiers
  • Overhead grid system for flash units
  • Live streaming direct from camera to class lecture projection technology
  • Large format backdrops, still life and macro facilities
  • Two main studios for lighting production
  • Deakin Cloud storage and image networking
  • NEC UHD and EIZO 4k Colour calibrated monitors for live capture
  • Capture One and Phocus software, full suite of Adobe photographic tools available
  • Enhanced Mac Pro towers
  • Nikon Full frame and Hasselblad Medium format digital cameras
  • Extensive range of Zeiss lenses

Digital photographic printing and editing facilities

  • Professional colour calibrated environment for digital photographic printing, viewing and editing
  • Epson large-format printers, fully ICC profiled – Museum / Gallery quality output
  • Large print finishing work areas
  • Epson film scanners

Digital print workstations

  • Colour managed workstations with EIZO 4k monitors and Epson P800 printers
  • GTI Colour calibrated daylight viewing lights
  • Students use museum quality archival inkjet papers for their assignments

Darkroom and film scanning facility

  • B&W Film processing facilities
  • 35mm, 120 and 4x5 enlargers
  • Hasselblad X5 and Epson film scanners
  • Light table, film trimming and editing area
  • GTI Colour calibrated daylight viewing lights
  • EIZO Colour calibrated monitors

For more information, contact bradley.axiak@deakin.edu.au

Film and television

Professional television studio

  • Sony HD cameras
  • Yamaha 64 channel digital audio desk
  • Element controlled lighting rig
  • EVS recording with multi file format USB 3.0 transfer
  • Vision Switcher, Chyron graphics, Autoscript
  • Green screen
  • Sets and furniture
  • Access to make up room
  • Live streaming capability

Sound studio

  • Control room, featuring AVID Protools HD System (Apple Mac) and AVID control surface hardware
  • Studio features Grace and Audient mic preamps
  • Microphone options include a range of Nuemann, Rode and Sennheiser microphones
  • Monitoring via Genelec and Avantone speaker systems
  • Studio carries tie‐lines to both television and film studios for satellite tracking
  • Caters to small class groups and individual project bookings

Editing and grading suites

  • 2 iMac Pro powered suites with SDI Hardware scopes with Tangent wave panels for grading in DaVinci Resolve or VFX and compositing in Fusion, Flame or After Effects
  • DCI P3 colour workflow for Red and Ursa Cameras
  • EditShare EFS300 online storage, with over 300 TB available workspace for HD television and 2K or 4K film post production
  • 18 Dual-monitor iMac workstations with a full complement of Media creation and Post Production software including Avid and ProTools, Adobe Creative Cloud and Streaming and DCP Mastering

Teaching labs

  • Media teaching corrals furnished with video data projectors, smart boards, and iMac workstations
  • Full complement of Media creation and Post Production software including Avid and ProTools, Adobe Creative Cloud, and specialist animation toolsets

For more information, contact colin.savage@deakin.edu.au

Theatre and performance

Dance studio

  • Fully sprung polished timber dance floor
  • Full length mirrors
  • Remote controlled blackout blinds
  • Comprehensive production lighting and sound infrastructure
  • Portable seating block (seats 120)

For more information, contact thomas.salisbury@deakin.edu.au



  • Seven large screens, streaming live news from around the world
  • Three individual editing/VOX recording suites
  • Editorial hub for developing and publishing stories
  • Integrated infrastructure to Greenscreen and Television Studios
  • Global video-conference facilities
  • Online web-publication
  • 24 workstations for individual publications
  • Access to on site production equipment

For more information, contact bradley.axiak@deakin.edu.au

Note that the use of school equipment will be prioritised to School of Communication and Creative Arts students.

Contact us

SCCA enquiries
Bradley Axiak
Email Bradley