Arts and education facilities

Create and innovate in state-of-the-art facilities

The Faculty of Arts and Education is proud of its industry-leading equipment and world-class facilities that support every aspect of your learning, research and practice. We’ll help you find your inspiration, nurture your passion and refine the skills crucial to your career success.

Industry-grade facilities to hone your skills

Discover what’s possible in our specialty learning spaces and access a range of facilities and resources. Whether you’re pursuing your passion in education, languages, creative arts, communications, design and film, television or animation – we’ll equip you with the tools in the very best facilities to help you develop your skills for your future career.

Access professional equipment

Whatever your practice, we’ll equip you with the skills and tools to craft compelling stories to deliver meaningful experiences. Borrow professional equipment from our comprehensive Media Resource Centre, including lighting and professional audio gear, digital video cameras and DSLR cameras for projects and practice. We have a team of technicians and staff to provide support and expertise.

Find out what tools you can borrow

Design and creative arts facilities

Discover what’s possible in our specialty learning spaces. Access a range of resources and choose to collaborate, create and nurture your practice.

Professional photography facilities

We've got a professional photographic light studio, digital photographic printing and editing facilities, and a darkroom. We also have an extensive range of professional digital cameras that are the first preference for the world's best filmmakers and photographers.

Access exceptional design facilities

Our design studio and fully equipped workshop includes Mac/Wacom computer labs and the latest modelling, animation and video editing software. You'll also have access to our state-of-the-art virtual reality lab and game development labs and more.

Tour our performing arts facilities

Forge unique creative pathways into industry through practice-based learning in Deakin’s industry standard theatre, black box drama style studios, set and props building workshop and costume wardrobe department. You can also act and direct at Deakin’s television studio.

Experience our visual arts facilities

Join Professor David Cross as he takes you on a tour of some of the visual art studio spaces on campus for sculpture practice, drawing practice, painting, photography and other art technology practices. View some of the world-leading exhibition spaces where you can showcase your work.

Explore Deakin Motion Lab

Deakin Motion Lab focuses on three areas of emerging technology research within the visual arts industries. Each of the projects showcase research in virtual production, participatory screen and immersive realities.

Education and teaching facilities

Immerse yourself in the classroom experience at Deakin. You’ll get to build your confidence and explore specialised teaching spaces, classrooms and learning resources that are supported by the latest digital technology in a safe and supportive environment.

Specialised teaching spaces

Experience different classroom environments virtually in our world-class 360-degree theatre at our Nyaal interactive learning precinct at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. This highly interactive and technology-rich facility allows you to develop and test solutions to real-world scenarios using simulated classrooms to visualise ideas and bring innovative solutions to life.

Learn more about our groundbreaking Nyaal precinct

Get a feel for our arts and education facilities

Like what you see? Study with us!

Our courses are backed by world-class facilities and expert staff. Plus, you can access industry-grade equipment. Explore your area of interest and find your ultimate course.

The knowledge and skills acquired by students for virtual production prepares them well for employment in this and other digitally led creative industries.

Dr Russell Kennedy

Head of Art and Design

Nyaal immersive learning precinct

Nyaal – a Wadawurrung word meaning ‘to open your eyes’ – allows you to respond to and learn from a range of changeable environments, conditions and scenarios. The 360-degree theatre, collaborative think tank and event space provide an interactive experience for all our students.

Nyaal immersive learning precinct

Film, television and animation facilities

Explore your on-screen creative vision using industry-grade virtual production equipment, develop your skills in film and television studios, work in our editing suite and get hands-on experience with animation software. You’ll also be able to access professional equipment including lighting and high-grade cameras, the choice of film directors.

TV and virtual production at Deakin Studios

Deakin Studios (Burwood) has a virtual production, TV, film and animation studio. Get hands-on experience using professional equipment, including our camera motion control rig, grading and editing rooms, green screen studio, hand-drawn animation light boxes and television broadcast studios. You’ll be fully supported to learn the technical skills you need to see your ideas come to life on the big screen.

Inside Deakin’s Virtual Production Studio

Jasmine, a Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation graduate with a passion for virtual production, takes us on a tour of our Virtual Production Studio. Find out from our students why they love studying at Deakin.

See your ideas come to life on the big screen

Bringing together style and story, our film, television and animation students see their creative ideas realised on big and small screens. See how you’ll learn diverse ways to engage audiences through the power of screen production throughout our courses.

Interactive language facilities

Interactive language facilities

Deakin offers language diplomas in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish. We’ve created gamified language learning platforms that enhance interactive learning beyond the traditional classroom, while maintaining authentic human-to-human interaction. Plus, we’re adopting artificial intelligence (AI) tools to enhance language acquisition.

Media and communications facilities

Go to work in our collaborative state-of-the art news production area with an editorial hub where you can refine your skills in an industry‑grade media environment.

Industry-standard newsroom

Learn in a world-class newsroom and creative media lab. It’s an industry standard media environment at our Melbourne Burwood Campus. The lab and newsroom include:

  • a green-screen studio linked to the newsroom and other creative production suites, to produce video content
  • a collaborative news production area with an editorial hub, workstations and monitors to stream live TV news channels
  • editing booths for audio and audiovisual editing and to conduct recorded interviews in acoustically quiet spaces
  • shared computer spaces for students to work together on a single digital production
  • creative spaces for collaborative learning and team projects.

Contact us

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

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