Top 1% for communication and media studies worldwide*
#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction^
Graduate job ready with access to industry placements
Disciplines within media, communication and creative arts
Courses within Media, communication and creative arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Business
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
Graduate Certificate of Communication
Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts
Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature
Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
Graduate Diploma of Communication
Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma of Digital Media
Graduate Diploma of Journalism
Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing
Graduate Diploma of Public Relations
Graduate Diploma of Television Production
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication Design
Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature
Ranked first for skills development in Victoria
Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.
*2018 Student Experience Survey
Webinar: Why study a Bachelor of Arts?
Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Come and learn how studying a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin will help you follow your passions and forge your own journey to success.
Imagine your way to a creative career
With our innovative courses, teachers who actually work in the 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.
The areas our expert staff work in are broad and range from Arts Victoria and the BBC through to Penguin Books and Samsung.
You’ll get to work in dedicated spaces for dance and drama through to digital imaging and television and sound. Display your work in the innovative Phoenix Gallery – perfect for mixed-media and pop-up installations.
Plus, use the best technology available – our Motion.Lab is one of the most technologically advanced motion capture facilities in Australia.
Do your 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.
These range from literary studies, journalism, children's literature and film studies, to dance, drama, creative writing, sculpture, public art and photography.
*QS Subject Rankings 2018
^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
Creative arts and design information evenings
Deakin is hosting an exciting range of information sessions throughout September at our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses.
Find a session that matches your interests to ask us your questions and discover where a creative arts and design degree could take you.
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.
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Interweaving and complementing in equal parts, communication and creative arts combine to give you skills that are more than the sum of their parts. This makes you a more valuable graduate.