Become a specialist in advertising, journalism, public relations, professional writing, TV or online media. Acquire the know-how to take charge of the technologies and insights that shape our media and communications landscape.

Career opportunities

A career in communication could lead nearly anywhere. Fields of work include:

  • advertising agencies
  • design studios
  • event management
  • freelancing
  • government organisations
  • marketing consultancies
  • media agencies
  • multimedia businesses
  • newspaper and magazine publishers
  • tourism or hospitality industries
  • web development companies.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

New course launching in 2018

Deakin’s new Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) has been designed in response to the rapidly changing communication and creative industries. Be part of the industry’s next generation of big idea thinkers.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Deakin Webinar Series: Postgraduate communication study

Whether you're aiming to gain a senior communications role or looking to focus on a specialist area of media, a postgraduate communication course at Deakin can equip you for success.

While this major introduced me to feminism and queer theory, this major also explored the effects that the new media paradigm will have on our lives.



Gain real-life experience

Get an internship with a major newspaper, radio or television station with follow up classes to build on your experience. Graduate work-ready for your dream career, and as a more valuable job applicant.

Research with us

Create research that matters. You’ll undertake a research project with expert supervision that has practical purpose in the real world. Link your research to your current or intended employment.

Learn more about researching with us

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Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.

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