#1 Victorian university for facilities and resources


Top 200 universities worldwide


Be mentored by world-class practising artists and authors


Graduate job-ready through work placements


#1 Victorian university for educational experience


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Find a creative arts, design or writing degree

With course flexibility and excellent connections with industry, you will graduate as a well-rounded creative practitioner. Our courses are the right next step towards building a sustained career doing what you love.


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.

Pathways to Deakin

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 Design and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Looking for a creative degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Learn from industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from our excellent connections with industry.

Access state-of-the-art facilities

From high-tech studios to well-equipped workshops, you will have access to the latest tools and technology – everything you need to bring your creative visions to life.

Build strong industry connections

Connect with others and unlock your creative potential. As the number one university for graduate employment in the Australian state of Victoria, you will establish a strong network of potential employers and collaborators.

Top professional roles in creative arts, design and writing

Arts and media professional roles are projected to increase by 16.7% by 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections.* At Deakin, we will help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 9,700 new jobs for graphic and web designers, and illustrators
  • 18,200 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 3,200 new jobs for multimedia specialists and web developers
  • 2,900 new jobs for film, television, radio and stage directors
  • 4,700 new jobs for journalists and other writers.

Enjoy a world-class education

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

No one can teach you how to create art, because it comes from you. It is the process of creating that is essential and the professors at Deakin guide and inspire you as you develop your process.

Amisha, Nepal

Master of Creative Arts

World-class teaching

With an emphasis on real-world practical experience, we can help you develop the skills and knowledge to thrive in your future career.

Teachers who are leaders in their fields

Our industry-leading academic staff will teach you the latest tools and techniques while sharing invaluable insights into the industry and its trends.

Collaborative learning

Connect and collaborate with your peers in a vibrant learning environment. Deakin’s creative community is the perfect place to bring your ideas to life.

Practical, real-world experience

Gain a competitive edge through real-world projects, including internship opportunities and professional experience, where you will develop industry connections.

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.


* Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections 2023 to 2033.
^ 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.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

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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