As a Deakin communication student, you will meet some of the brightest minds in the industry. Seize every opportunity to gain industry knowledge and find your passion while getting on-the-job learning through our work-integrated learning and placement programs. You will graduate with experience in your chosen field, industry knowledge and valuable contacts to set you up for a successful career. Our public relations degrees are accredited by Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and our advertising degrees are accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA).
Learn from leaders in their field
Our academic staff will inspire, encourage and support you at every stage of your studies. Deakin’s teachers are experienced industry professionals who are enthusiastic about sharing their skills and knowledge and providing you with valuable industry insights. Our experienced academic staff have worked with organisations including the Associated Press, BBC, Fairfax, Samsung and Penguin Books.
Online to on-campus pathway
Please note: students are not currently able to travel to Australia to study on campus. We encourage you to accept your offer now to start studying online, and when Australia's borders re-open, you will be able to travel to Australia to commence on-campus study. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as we issue your confirmation of enrolment. While you hold a valid student visa, the Australian government will recognise any study undertaken online towards eligibility for post study work rights.
For more details about post-study work rights, visit the Australian Government's Post-Study Work Stream website
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, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Get hands-on experience with industry equipment
Borrow professional equipment from our comprehensive Media Resource Centre, including lighting and professional audio gear, digital video cameras and SLR cameras for projects and practice. We have a team of technicians on staff to provide support and expertise. Deakin is also one of the first universities in the world to offer RED EPIC cameras – the digital camera of choice for the world’s best filmmakers and photographers.
I really love Deakin for the extra opportunities. I got the opportunity to intern, have professional networks, enjoy the writing club and become a publisher and attend more network events.
Master of Communication
Gain real-life experience
Be ready to launch your career as soon as you graduate with a work-integrated learning placement. Take up an internship as part of your degree to add to your portfolio, while gaining valuable industry contacts and experience.
Postgraduate communication courses
Students who study our postgraduate communication courses develop skills that can help them go out and make a difference in the world and communicate in a powerful and effective way about the issues that matter to them.
Tour our film, television and animation facilities
Dr Vikrant Kishore takes you on a short virtual tour of the facilities used by Deakin's Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation students.
Deakin Live broadcast: Roshan
Master of Communication student, Roshan, talks about his graphics operator role during the Deakin Live broadcast.
How to apply: international students
Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.