Top 1% worldwide for arts and humanities


Top 1% worldwide for comms and media studies


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


Explore the arts degree that best suits you

Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts is dynamic, impactful and responsive. The associate degree offers a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Arts. Studying a double arts degree is a way to diversify your skills and boost your prospects, unlocking your ultimate career.


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.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

With the flexibility to choose from over 30 specialisations, you can explore unique combinations and personalise your degree to your interests and goals. For example, here are the major and minor areas of study in Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts.

  • Animation
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Criminology
  • Design thinking
  • Education
  • English – Children's literature
  • English – Creative writing
  • English – Literature
  • Film and television studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Media and communication
  • Media studies
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and policy studies
  • Public relations studies
  • Religious studies
  • Social media
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport and society
  • Sport journalism
  • Strategic advertising
  • Visual arts and photography
  • Visual communication design
  • Web design

Take the next step to a brighter future

Explore our arts courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

Download study area guide

Download our study area guide

Study at Deakin and be rewarded with new skills that will give you an edge in the job market

By submitting this form, I agree to Deakin University's Privacy Policy. I agree that a Deakin representative may contact me by email, phone and SMS in relation to my enquiry and to provide further information about its programs.

Do you want an arts degree that will make you work-ready?

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in arts, we'll help get you there.

Curate your future career

Curate your future career from day one, mastering the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills highly sought-after by employers across a vast spectrum of industries. You’ll respond to emerging global issues and gain meaningful practical experiences outside the classroom, graduating with highly transferrable critical skills that will open up a multitude of exciting opportunities for your future career.

Build a professional network

As you nurture your passion, you’ll deep dive into your practice and be fully supported on your journey towards your future career. You’ll learn by doing and discover how to put your ideas into action. You’ll engage with the community and industry through individually tailored work placement and networking opportunities, allowing you to develop leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Top professional roles in arts

Have the flexibility to create a meaningful career you love, whether you want to work in a specific sector or industry, an emerging job of the future or even create a dream career that might not yet exist. Strong employment growth is forecast for arts roles according to Australian Government employment projections to 2028.*

  • 10,600 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 5,200 new jobs for graphic and web designers and illustrators
  • 4,500 new jobs for intelligence and policy analysts
  • 2,500 new jobs for journalists and other writers.
Be ready for what comes next

Be ready for what comes next

Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts is dynamic, impactful and responsive. It allows you to explore meaningful ideas that matter, develop nuanced perspectives about current social justice issues and learn the critical skills to imagine a better future for all people.

Pathway into your ultimate course

The Associate Degree of Arts is the perfect stepping stone to university study and offers a guaranteed pathway into Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Criminology. In a supportive learning environment, learn the skills you need to be successful at university, including communication, digital literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.

I am a hungry learner and I have been blessed with classmates and teaching staff who have helped me satisfy my craving for knowledge. I’ve been challenged through the assignments, which has made me a better artist.

Alex Syrian

Bachelor of Arts graduate (major in Arabic, minor in visual arts and digital media)

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Graduate job-ready

You’ll have the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning experiences, including activities in simulated workplaces, study tours, collaborative team-based industry and community projects, or internships.

Tackle global challenges

Throughout your degree, you’ll learn about some of the fundamental challenges that impact our societies, economies and political systems, from climate change to increasing global inequality and the erosion of democracy.

Connect with community

You’ll have the empathy, humility and critical thinking required to understand global issues, facilitate meaningful collaboration and enable change. Learn from leading academics and mentors, and collaborate on key social issues with grassroots movements, community organisations and industry partners.

Want to explore more?

How an arts degree will make you job and future ready

Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts employability sequence equips you with the tools, opportunities and guidance to make informed decisions about your future career.

Read more

How a Bachelor of Arts will prepare you for whatever comes next

Study a Bachelor of Arts and develop in-demand skills for a diverse career. Meet recent Arts graduates and learn how their degrees led to successful, unexpected careers.

Read more


*2023 Employment Projections - for the five years to 2028, Jobs and Skills Australia

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our art courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
Enquire online

International students
+61 3 9918 9188
Enquire online