Communication

Discipline

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

Get work-ready

Meet some of the brightest minds in the industry while studying communication. Grab every opportunity to gain industry knowledge and find your passion while getting on the job learning through our work-integrated learning and placement programs. You'll graduate with experience, industry knowledge and valuable contacts to set you up for a successful career. If you've always wanted to try your hand at reporting, or perhaps producing a project or campaign, you'll have your chance while studying at Deakin.

Undergraduate

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

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.

Research

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.

I’m an aspiring journalist passionate about creating change in the world. I was selected to represent Deakin on a journalism study tour to Morocco. I also completed work experience at Ten News, an internship at Knox Council and visited newsrooms at The Age and Channel Nine and met with journalists and presenters.

Mitchell Clarke

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

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
  • radio and television producers
  • web development companies.

Gain real-life experience

Be ready to launch your career as soon as you graduate with a work-integrated learning placement. Take up an internship as part of your degree to add to your portfolio, while gaining valuable industry contacts and experience.

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.

Deakin Live broadcast

Master of Communication student, Roshan, talks about his graphics operator role during the Deakin Live broadcast.

Learn from leaders in their field

Our academic staff are experienced industry professionals who have worked with organisations such as Associated Press, BBC, Fairfax, Samsung and Penguin Books.

Top 1% worldwide

Communication and media studies at Deakin are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, so you can be assured that what you learn with us is relevant to the industry and your career.*

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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.

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*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
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