Faculty of Arts and Education

The Faculty of Arts and Education is home to three of Deakin's largest and most respected schools – Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Communication and Creative Arts – as well as the NIKERI Institute.

Our focus

Our faculty is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery.

We do this by:

  • teaching innovative programs that offer real-world experiences to our students
  • conducting research that positively impacts local and international communities
  • developing strong relationships with other institutions across research and collaboration, academic and student exchange and professional development.

School of Communication and Creative Arts

We challenge our students to explore theoretical and practical elements of human communication and creativity.

We encourage collaboration between disciplines, artistic expression and innovation.

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School of Education

We create great teachers and inspire the next generation. Develop the skills, knowledge and expertise you'll need to become a respected educator.

Embrace your love of teaching through our practical, diverse and highly relevant curriculum offerings.

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Great ideas have the power to bring about change. Our school encourages you to pursue, question, debate and act.

Our 15 disciplines empower students to become thinkers and responsible citizens who create, innovate and enrich lives.

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NIKERI Institute

The National Indigenous Knowledge Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to access higher education while still being able to maintain family and community obligations.

The NIKERI Institute offers an extensive range of faculty degrees in a community-based mode of delivery that are relevant, engaging and inclusive for Indigenous students.

Find out more about the NIKERI Institute

Our research is making a difference

Across our three schools, we're involved in research that impacts communities around the world.

Our team of dedicated research fellows and academics take risks and break down barriers in discipline knowledge.

Our higher degree by research students receive expert guidance and inspiration to continue the tradition of innovation and creative discovery within a supportive research environment.

Explore our research projects and scholarship opportunities

Learn more about our School of Communication and Creative Arts research

Learn more about our School of Education research

Learn more about our School of Humanities and Social Sciences research

The faculty is also home to Deakin Motion.Lab – one of the most technologically advanced motion capture facilities in Australia.

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Our graduates are future-proof

Our faculty provides the foundation for rewarding careers in a multitude of local and international industries.

We offer you real-world experiences taught by subject experts and creative practitioners who are passionate about their craft.

From creative arts to humanitarian assistance and specialist inclusive education, our graduates are making a difference.

Industry relations and partnerships are key to success

Success and growth isn't achieved in a bubble. Collaboration is key to our faculty's continual acknowledgement as a leader in education and research. 

From local business engagement to delivering courses around the world, we strive to form meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. 

We continually expand our reach to provide greater opportunities for students and entire communities.

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We take our international reputation seriously

With a universal perspective and a focus on Australia's role in the global context, we produce graduates who are internationally savvy, culturally aware and industry ready.

We collaborate with institutions around the world and welcome students from over 100 countries. Our faculty arranges international exchanges and tours and we teach the world's most strategic languages.

Faculty staff

Learn more about Faculty of Arts and Education staff and find out about the prominent professors and lecturers that you could be learning from. Find a staff member, take a look through their profiles and read all about their most recent publications.

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Got a question?

If you have any questions about studying our arts or education courses, our advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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