Media, communication and creative arts

Interest area

Pursue a career in media, communication and creative arts to discover your talent and explore your passion. You’ll gain invaluable contacts and insights through our expert teaching staff who continue to work in the industry.

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Discover your talent and explore your passion

Express your individuality, challenge the norm and create without limitations under the guidance of experienced industry professionals. Complement your major area of study with other arts disciplines to give you an edge in the market, to take on jobs in a range of communication and creative roles. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate with students across other arts disciplines, broadening your understanding and expertise, to graduate as a well-rounded creative practitioner. From course flexibility, to excellent connections with industry, you can have it all at Deakin.

Disciplines within media, communication and creative arts

Courses within Media, communication and creative arts

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
Bachelor of Creative Writing
Bachelor of Design (3D Animation)
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation (Honours)

Postgraduate

Research

Imagine your way to a creative career

With our innovative courses, teachers who work in industry, and the latest technologies, you'll be set up for a successful career in an imaginative industry.

Learn from the experts

Our staff have worked and continue to work in the industry and have many years of experience between them. This means you’ll get great insights as well as invaluable contacts.

Gain industry experience

Take up an internship in Australia or abroad as part of your degree and add to your portfolio of work while gaining valuable industry contacts and experience.

Conduct research with us

Inventive, diverse and cutting-edge, the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) is home to internationally acknowledged research in a multiplicity of traditional and non-traditional areas within the arts.

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Learn in industry-standard facilities

Hone your skills and prepare for your future career in customised facilities, including our:

  • television broadcast studio
  • dance and drama studios
  • professional photographic light studio
  • news production space and editorial hub
  • dedicated gallery spaces.

Content hub

Stories of life at Deakin and beyond

The Faculty of Arts and Education content hub features in-depth stories from students, staff and alumni about their experiences of studying at Deakin, their new careers and more.

Find out more at the Arts and Education content hub

Communication and creative arts single units

Single units are a fast and flexible way to future-proof your career. You'll get a taste for studying at Deakin and the unit itself will still count towards a degree if you decide to enrol in one afterwards.

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We're here to help

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in media, communication and creative arts, we'll help get you there.

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The units I teach are developed from industry opportunities and clients that emerge each year. The content is always changing to reflect the needs of industry and professional practice.

Dr Meghan Kelly

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)

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