Get the hands-on experience and industry-relevant skills required to play in today’s rapidly changing media environment. As a Deakin media student you’ll focus on digital innovation, exploring online platforms and examining how these impact on industry.

Get work-ready

Develop the skills and knowledge required to adapt to shifting communication climates within the broad field of digital media and cultural industries. You'll have opportunities for internships that add valuable experience to your portfolio, while gaining valuable industry contacts. You can also combine travel and study to broaden your experience. From course flexibility, to experience with and connections to industry, you'll be well prepared for a rewarding career in media.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

Media graduates will be multi-skilled, digital professionals. You’ll be equipped with the right skills to seek employment across a wide range of industries, and have emerging careers at your fingertips. Gain employment in a variety of areas, including:

  • the entertainment industry
  • marketing consultancies
  • digital and social media
  • multimedia businesses
  • newspaper and magazine publishers
  • public relations agencies
  • radio, film and television companies.

The opportunities that Deakin has opened for me have been instrumental. The Deakin Melbourne Boomers live stream program was a valuable experience, helping me to develop practical broadcast skills.

Liam Ellison

Bachelor of Arts – (Journalism and Public Relations)

Hands-on learning

Deakin graduates hit the ground running thanks to work-integrated learning. All communication courses at Deakin provide opportunities to undertake industry internships. These enable you to network and gain experience in the industry prior to graduating.

Work experience plays a key role in developing graduates’ employability – students who undertake courses offering placement and internship experiences are highly sought after by employers.

A new home for new media

A new home for new media

Melbourne Burwood Campus is host to an industry-standard newsroom and creative media labs. Communication and creative arts students are able to learn and refine their skills in an authentic media environment.

International study experiences

International study experiences

International study tours are offered as part of the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media), allowing you to see the world and gain credit towards your degree.

Research with us

If you’ve got a big idea that could be further developed, take on a higher degree by research and become an expert in the field of digital media.

Recent Deakin research

Traditional media and the new media audience

Matthew Allen examines the new media audience – an increasingly different social formation, often eluding efforts to contain its actions within profitable corporate pathways.

Learn more about researching with us

Postgraduate communication course information webinar

Trying to break into the fast-paced and constantly evolving word of communications can be overwhelming. Discover how Deakin’s postgraduate communication program offers a flexible approach to skill building, providing you with a competitive edge.

Postgraduate communication course information webinar