Film, animation and performing arts

With a focus on film, television, animation production, theatre and dance, our disciplines are taught in state-of-the-art facilities, by industry-leading practitioners. Our learning focuses on the critical and cultural theories and contexts that help students produce innovative, original and creative work to industry standards.

Film and animation

For over 40 years, we've been a leader of creative and critical teaching of film, television and animation production. We've forged strong partnerships with industry to give students real-world learning opportunities including working in live studio broadcast production, outside broadcast production, location film production and more.

Our program, staff and students are supported by a highly-skilled and dedicated technical team, who bring our cutting-edge facilities and teaching spaces to life.

Learn more about Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

Performing arts

Drama (theatre)

Drama studies at Deakin is driven by a desire to foster new voices in the art of storytelling, help these students hone their craft and support them in finding audiences both nationally and internationally.

Our graduates go on to excel in industries including theatre, film and television, comedy, screenwriting, arts management, festival curation and production, teaching, research and more.

Working and learning out of world-class facilities, we strive to help students build collective relationships and forge unique creative pathways into industry through practice-based learning and collaborative performance creation.

With a focus on developing real-world skills, our teaching and research seeks to connect with industry partners to cultivate lasting and productive creative relationships.


Dance at Deakin has a foundation in contemporary dance, with a teaching focus in areas including dance performance, dance improvisation, site activated performance, dance onscreen, community and inclusive dance.

We have a strong cohort of HDR students and research capacity to undertake creative, performance and community research projects in collaboration with other disciplines.

Contact us

If you have any questions about studying film, animation or performing arts at Deakin, we're here to support you.

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