Faculty of Arts and Education

Progressive, collaborative, innovative

As a top 1% university worldwide we’re at the forefront of teaching, creating, sustainability, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery.

Why study arts and education at Deakin

The Faculty of Arts and Education represents three world-renowned schools – the School of Education, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Communication and Creative Arts. We’re also home to the respected National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute and Alfred Deakin Institute. We empower your ideas and innovations while actively engaging with our communities and partners.

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Designed by industry

Our students actively engage with industry throughout their degree, ensuring they graduate with industry knowledge, real-life experience and connections, empowering our graduates for success.

Taught by industry experts

Our staff are leading academics and experienced, practising industry professionals. They collaborate with organisations including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, government departments, the Melbourne Writer’s Festival and Save the Children.

Industry-grade facilities

We’re the #1 university in Victoria for facilities and resources. Our industry-grade equipment and learning spaces include virtual production, TV, film and animation studios at our Deakin Studios and the Nyaal interactive learning precinct.

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Education

Our academics are passionate about teaching and research, and partner on projects that advance society, culture and the economy while enabling a sustainable world and improving health and wellbeing. We’re staffed by an expert team of dedicated academics, researchers, technicians, as well as support and administrative personnel.

Meet our faculty staff

We are dedicated to teaching, researching and fostering collaborations across diverse fields of expertise. Our mission is to create positive impact to benefit individuals and communities, organisations and industries locally and globally.

Professor Simon Tormey

Executive Dean of Arts and Education

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Browse our range of study areas to find a degree that suits your interests, strengths and career goals.

Study at Deakin and create your own story

Pursue your passion with a Bachelor of Arts

Open up a world of career options with Deakin's Bachelor of Arts. With various specialisations and work placements, you can pursue your passion at Deakin. Listen to our students share their stories.

Film, TV and animation student showcase

Bringing together style and story, Deakin’s film, television and animation students see their creative ideas realised on big and small screens. Whether they are stories that make you laugh, cry, feel thrilled or moved, students learn diverse ways to engage audiences through the power of screen production.

Health and physical education students kicking goals

Join Meg and April as they share their journeys to becoming secondary health and physical education teachers at Deakin. Learn how Deakin supports students to achieve their study goals through practical experience.

School of Education

Deakin’s School of Education is a global leader in education and educational research, with the prestigious ranking of #1 in Australia and #5 in the world for education and educational research. We are recognised as leaders in primary and secondary teacher education, early childhood educator preparation, educational leadership and adult vocational and applied learning education.

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Get into the classroom from your first year

Our commitment to excellence is evident through our pre-service teacher immersive and dynamic professional experience program. From your first year, you’ll work with children in schools and early childhood centres, being mentored by experienced teachers. Our long-standing partnerships with 1400+ schools and 500+ early childhood centres across Australia means you can combine practical experience with the latest in educational theory.

The teaching and academic staff at Deakin are exceptional... most of them are still teaching in schools, as well as lecturing and teaching at Deakin. This allows them to be a key asset in what the theory looks, sounds and feels like in a classroom.

Natasha Muller

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Internships to get you work ready

Learn beyond the classroom and build your skills and professional network with an internship. We've forged strong partnerships with industry to give you real-world learning opportunities in every course. Generate work for public art festivals, join a media outlet or film production and more.

School of Communication and Creative Arts

World-leading academics choose to make Deakin their home – one of the many reasons we're in the top 1% worldwide for communication and media studies. We have a strong ethic of critical and creative inquiry, balanced by a deep appreciation of the power of practice and professional application.

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Deakin’s staff are what make the university as a whole so special, memorable and impactful. Not only did I create meaningful relationships with the staff, but they helped and still do help connect me to the industry.

Caleb Lun

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study with us and develop the leadership and critical thinking skills needed to make an impact in a rapidly changing world. Explore what has shaped our societies, understand how people communicate and engage in thought-provoking debate. Our internationally recognised research spans diverse fields from humanitarian and disaster relief to philosophy, contemporary history, cybercrime and all the critical social sciences.

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I chose Deakin because I wanted to attend a university that cared about my personal development and provided me with the opportunities I need to thrive in the future. The uni has exceeded my expectations.

Ruvarashe Mugayapi

Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce student

Top 1% worldwide for arts and humanities

With Deakin, you’ll develop an informed understanding of global challenges, create valuable networks and gain international experience through opportunities such as: internationally focused internships, language studies, social enterprise projects, study tours and volunteering opportunities.

Our research

The Faculty of Arts and Education is home to over 15 specialist research centres and groups. We partner with industry, government and community to transform ideas into impact. With an income of over $11m and over 500 industry partnerships, our world-class researchers, state-of-the-art facilities and extensive networks will advance your research career.

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Industry and community partnerships

Collaboration is key to our faculty's ongoing recognition as a leader in education and research. We are enriched by industry and community partnerships that inform our courses and research, helping us address real-world challenges and create professional opportunities. Our industry partners provide over 1000 internship opportunities annually to students in our faculty.

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Real-world facilities

The Faculty of Arts and Education has industry-leading equipment and facilities that support every aspect of your learning. As the #1 university in Victoria for facilities and resources, we’ll help you find your creative inspiration and practise and hone the skills that are crucial to your career success.

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Contact us

If you have further questions about arts and education, please get in touch.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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