Top 1% worldwide for communication and media studies


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Accredited degrees by relevant industry bodies


Award-winning university career service


Cutting-edge facilities


Find a media and communication degree

Deakin’s flexible degrees allow you to shape your learning around your passion. Learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry and gain on-the-job experience, building your professional network as you go.


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 a media and communication degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Deakin’s work-integrated learning and placement programs enable you to gain industry experience as you study.

Real-world experience and connections

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 gain industry exposure and develop a valuable professional network. Our communication students secure first-hand broadcasting, radio and print experience with Australian media outlets.

Learn in cutting-edge facilities

Our wide range of professional facilities gives you access to everything you need to build your skillset and graduate in-demand. Get hands-on experience creating animated effects and environments with our virtual production technology or test your newfound skills in our television broadcast studio, dance and drama studios, news production spaces or gallery spaces.

Industry equipment for job-ready graduates

Learn with professional lighting, audio and camera equipment from our comprehensive Media Resource Centre. Deakin is one of the first universities in the world to teach using RED EPIC cameras – the digital camera of choice for the world’s best filmmakers and photographers.

Pathways to Deakin University

Pathways to Deakin University

Study on campus in Australia with local students at Deakin College and earn a guaranteed pathway to Deakin University. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. For example, you can successfully complete the Diploma of Communication and transition to Bachelor of Communication at Deakin.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Communication is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). As a graduate, you will be eligible for accelerated membership of the PRIA, ensuring you remain connected and up-to-date with current industry standards and changes.

Top professional roles in media and communications

At Deakin, we will help you build your network within the community and industry. The Australian Government employment projections predicts that by 2026, Australia will have:

  • 9200 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 1900 new jobs for multimedia specialists and web developers
  • 1700 new jobs for film, television, radio and stage directors
  • 1200 new jobs for journalists and other writers.

Graduate career-ready and in-demand

Deakin is the top university in the Australian state of Victoria for graduate employment, so you can feel confident you will graduate in-demand, career-ready and with a valuable industry network.

I really love Deakin for the extra opportunities. I got the opportunity to intern, develop a professional network, enjoy the writing club and become a publisher and attend a range of networking events.

Vinay, India

Master of Communication

World-class teaching experiences

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

Leaders in the field

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% worldwide for media and communication studies, so you can be sure you will get a great education in a field you are passionate about.

Learn from the best

Our experienced academic staff have worked with organisations including the Associated Press, BBC, Fairfax, Samsung and Penguin Books.

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 Victorian 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.

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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.

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