School of Communication and Creative Arts

Make and tell stories to change the world

Join our welcoming community of budding artists, progressive communicators, world-leading academics and renowned teaching staff to nurture your talent and future career.

Choose a degree that fosters boundless creativity

The breadth and depth of expertise in our school covers the key disciplines, professions and creative practices sought after in today’s workplace and beyond. Our creative programs synthesise world-class research, innovation and industry experience.

Discover your talent and set yourself up for a creative career in a dynamic industry. When you study at Deakin, you’ll benefit from world-class research, innovation and industry experience. Express your individuality and create without limitations – specialise in an area that interests and inspires you.

Design and creative arts

Our courses share a commitment to social change through public art practices and interventions. Turn your passion for storytelling into an exciting career, while learning from prize-winning authors and scholars. Explore writing and literature, photography, dance, drama, visual arts and design.

Film, television and animation

Discover the critical and cultural theories and contexts of film, television and animation to produce innovative, original and creative work. Learn in cutting-edge facilities with the guidance and support of highly skilled, industry-leading practitioners.

Media and communications

Empower yourself to be a professional communicator of tomorrow. Our media and communications courses cover advertising, digital and social media, journalism and public relations. Be taught by leading researchers and active industry experts who are leaders in their fields.

Meet our team

Our knowledgeable and supportive academic and teaching staff are renowned for their work and experts in their fields. Use our staff list to learn more about the team or to contact individual staff members.

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Check out our drama productions

Check out our drama productions

Marrying practice with theory, Deakin drama students immerse themselves in the history and creative forces behind drama, theatre and performance. They have the opportunity to experiment, innovate and participate in productions and performances throughout their course.

The creative environment, paired with access to inspirational lecturers, provided a learning experience that went beyond the theory.

Emma Pyers

Multi-award-winning practitioner and Deakin public relations graduate

Access world-class research

Our strong research program explores how media, communication, art, literature, writing and performance make our world through stories and action. We reflect on the role of contemporary publics in making, receiving and sharing culture, and ask how we create publics through our critical and creative engagement.

Key research innovations include:

  • The Public Art Commission: making public art that makes public space better
  • Creative Applications Network: interdisciplinary computing, engineering and design
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Network.

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Create in cutting-edge facilities

Learn with state-of-the-art, industry-leading equipment, software and resources, backed by a dedicated team of technical staff. Immerse yourself in our advanced digital imaging facilities, darkrooms, newsroom, dedicated computer labs and Deakin Studios – our virtual production, TV, film and animation studio.

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Benefit from invaluable partnerships

From research collaboration and professional development to student and academic exchange – our partnerships at every level are instrumental to our success.

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Contact us

For more information on our courses, research, partnerships or people, please get in touch.

+61 3 9244 5585