Study creative arts in Australia

Creative arts at Deakin University, Australia

Ignite your passion and uncover your creative potential with Deakin University. Take advantage of top industry connections and work experience opportunities to get a head start in your artistic career.

Tailor your studies to match the creative career that is right for you. Explore a wide range of exciting fields, including photography, dance, drama, visual arts, film, television and animation. Deakin University’s purpose-built creative arts facilities and equipment will inspire you to reach your full creative potential.

Deakin University has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for performing arts.*

*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)


Tell your story through the power of movement and performance. Deakin’s drama program will immerse you in a wide range of performance styles and processes. We have three professional studios available for you to produce high-quality performances. Take advantage of our highly regarded industry practitioners and modern facilities to find your creative voice at Deakin.


Deakin’s photography program sets the scene for you to unleash your creativity. With access to our renowned teaching staff, incredible studios, state-of-the-art equipment, darkroom and printing facilities, you will have everything you need at your fingertips to hone your craft.

Visual arts

Engage in new and traditional visual arts practices by exploring theory, industry knowledge and specialised studio practice. Our visual arts teaching staff are industry leaders who bring their expertise into the classroom. With the option to undertake a professional internship, you will be fully immersed in industry environments to enhance your critical thinking, visual analysis and experimental skills.


Craft your literary and creative writing skills into a unique talent and open up a world of possibilities. Apply yourself in a course that provides a practice-based and theoretically strong preparation for a professional writing career in an array of settings.

Creative arts degrees

Find out more about studying creative arts at Deakin or select a creative arts degree from the table below.

Undergraduate creative arts degrees

Postgraduate creative arts 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.


Become a specialist in advertising, journalism, public relations, professional writing, film, television or online media. Acquire the knowledge to take charge of the technologies and insights that shape our media and communications landscape.

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Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies needed to be an adaptable multidisciplinary designer. Undertake coursework that specialises in 3D animation, architecture, digital technologies or visual communication.

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