Study media and communication in Australia

Media and communication at Deakin University, Australia

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to take charge of the technologies and insights that shape our media landscape.

Equip yourself with the expertise to emerge as a global media and communication professional by studying at Deakin University.

Learn the media and communication skills required to cut through the crowded marketplace of ideas. Explore a wide range of specialist disciplines and learn in Deakin’s industry-grade facilities. Establish invaluable industry contacts and be guided by Deakin University’s renowned teaching staff who continue to work as leaders in their field.

Deakin University is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide for media and communication studies.*

*QS Rankings by Subject


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)


Become a master at developing creative strategies for diverse brands and develop critical thinking skills through industry-level coursework. Develop in-demand skills that brands and agencies look for, including account management, media planning, copywriting and art direction. Complement your chosen specialisation and become a well-rounded professional with related communication fields including design, digital media and public relations.

Digital media

Study digital media at Deakin and develop the core skills and knowledge needed to adapt through the constantly shifting communications climate. You have the freedom to select your own specialisation, including screen production, design, journalism and more. As a digital media graduate, you will find career opportunities across a range of industries and organisations, including the entertainment industry, advertising consultancies and multimedia businesses.


Journalism at Deakin will help you develop the skills to research, plan and produce newsworthy stories. Learn from our expert team of practitioners with extensive experience across all key media platforms including print, television, radio and digital. Deakin is equipped with a professional-grade newsroom where you can refine your skills in an industry-standard media environment.

Public relations

Learn how to implement inspiring campaigns and develop the skills required to manage public relations in businesses, government and not-for-profits. You will have opportunities to establish links with industry professionals, work with clients in real-life scenarios and graduate with a portfolio of public relations work to showcase to future employers.

Communication degrees

Find out more about studying media and communication at Deakin or select an communication degree from the table below.

Undergraduate communication degrees

Postgraduate communication degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Creative arts

Take your creative practice to the next level. Build your current skills, critical engagement and depth of knowledge by undertaking coursework that specialises in drama, photography, visual arts or creative writing.

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Develop the techniques, strategies and real-world experience needed to become an adaptive design professional. Undertake coursework that specialises in 3D animation, digital technologies or visual communication and build a portfolio of professional work to show future employers.

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