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#1 Victorian university for educational experience


Choose an arts specialisation from over 30 study areas


Graduate job-ready through work placements


Award-winning university career service


Discover the arts, humanities and social sciences course for you

Follow your passion and prepare for a truly international career. You will gain a competitive edge through real-world learning experiences and invaluable industry connections.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for an arts, humanities and social sciences degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Open up a world of career opportunities by studying an arts degree at Deakin. Take advantage of our strong industry partnerships and gain practical experience through work-based learning experiences, including internships, mentoring and hands-on learning.

Strong industry connections

You will have the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning experiences, including activities in simulated workplaces, study tours, collaborative team-based industry and community projects, or internships.

Design your own career path

With the flexibility to choose from over 30 specialisations, you can explore unique combinations and personalise your degree to your interests and careers goals. Choose from a wide range of specialisations from international relations and strategic advertising to sport journalism and web design.

Pathways to Deakin

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Communication and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Learn more about Deakin College

Top professional roles

Employment for arts and media professional roles is projected to grow by 8% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections. At Deakin, we individually tailor your work placement, allowing you to build your network within the community and industry.

  • 9200 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 4100 new jobs for research and development managers
  • 2500 new jobs for intelligence and policy analysts
  • 1500 new jobs for policy and planning managers.

Enjoy a world-class education

90.8% of Deakin undergraduates find jobs within four months of completing their course.*

Getting a broad understanding of how the world really works and problem-solving through an arts degree makes you adaptable.

John Hyde

Deakin alumnus and Anti-Corruption Consultant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime & United Nations Development Programme

An exceptional learning experience

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning prepares you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Transferable skills

Develop transferable skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and communication that are suitable for any industry. These skills are highly valuable in a rapidly changing job market and will help you stand out from the crowd.

World-class teaching

Learn from world-class teachers who are recognised as leaders in their fields. Our teaching staff conduct future-focused research, making an impact on Australian and global issues.

Explore our immersive precinct

Learn in collaborative, new ways and explore concepts, locations and global topics through immersive learning experiences in the Nyaal precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.
*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), based on domestic undergraduates in the labour market finding employment 4–6 months after course completion.

Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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