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Study communication and creative arts at Deakin and prepare for your future career – enjoy cutting-edge facilities and courses developed with industry experts. Enrich your experience with local and international professional placements.

Explore communication and creative arts courses

Express your individuality and create without limitations at Deakin's School of Communication and Creative Arts. You’ll gain practical experience and learn from world-class academics and practising professionals to nurture your talent. Explore our study areas:

Gain real-world experience with work-integrated learning

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. Be career ready.

Television internship opportunities

We’ve had students working on TV dramas such as Wentworth and reality TV The Block, shooting the background footage of the finished rooms. Deakin students have also completed internships with industry partners such as AFL media, Netball Australia, post-production mixing houses and a theatre company’s film production.

In one instance, our students pitched a youth online television program to the AFL and went on to make it. In another, a student worked in the costume department of Surviving Summer, a TV drama filmed on the Surf Coast and screened on Netflix.

Our students are sport broadcasters!

Meet two of the 19 Deakin students behind the live broadcast for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers home games.

Liam learns courtside

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Public Relations) student, Liam, talks about his internship experience as a courtside journalist for Deakin Live.

Roshan is in charge of the stats

Master of Communication student, Roshan, talks about his experience as a graphics operator for Deakin Live.

Publish your work in our art and literary journal

Be part of a team that produces Verandah, Deakin's art and literary journal. Each year, professional and creative writing and visual communication students get the opportunity to have their vision and philosophies reflected in a journal that serves as a platform for aspiring and emerging writers, editors, publishers and artists.

Work with real design clients

The Collaborative Design Project is where Deakin design students develop real-world skills working directly with real-world clients to help solve tangible issues that the clients and their audiences face.

Visit the Collaborative Design Project

Take part in film festivals

Lecturer in film, television and animation and festival director of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival, Dr Sian Mitchell, talks about the importance of festivals in providing students a platform to share their work with audiences around the world.

Make an ad with the experts

A team of our students visited an ad agency to learn and have a go at making an ad themselves. The 2-day ad challenge learned the advertising process – watch how they came up with ‘Positive Pants’.

Explore research degrees

Re-imagine your career, connect with industry and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers at the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Our research spans media and communication, literary and cultural studies and creative, digital and performing arts.

Overseas study opportunities

Combine study and cultural immersion while gaining credit towards your degree. Our Global Experiential Learning programs run for two to four weeks, twice a year. Choose from the following programs:

  • Work-integrated learning: gain real-world experience with some of the best companies across the globe with an internship.
  • Social impact programs: gain work or research experience or support the development of a community abroad.
  • High achiever series: selective research opportunities, prominent internships and global conferences for high achieving students.

Learn more about studying overseas

Study a short course

The embodiment of truly personalised learning – our stackable short courses have been designed to give you maximum flexibility in minimum time. Each course can be undertaken individually or in parallel with others. Complete one for a standalone qualification or stack multiple towards a full Deakin degree.

Explore short courses

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