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.

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

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.

State-of-the-art technology

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.

Browse our events

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)

Innovative programs

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.

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