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Discover your talent and explore your passion
Express your individuality, challenge the norm and create without limitations under the guidance of experienced industry professionals. Complement your major area of study with other arts disciplines to give you an edge in the market, to take on jobs in a range of communication and creative roles. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate with students across other arts disciplines, broadening your understanding and expertise, to graduate as a well-rounded creative practitioner. From course flexibility, to excellent connections with industry, you can have it all at Deakin.
Disciplines within media, communication and creative arts
Courses within Media, communication and creative arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
Bachelor of Creative Writing
Bachelor of Design (3D Animation)
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation (Honours)
Graduate Certificate of Communication
Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts
Graduate Certificate of Film and Television
Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature
Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
Graduate Diploma of Communication
Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma of Digital Media
Graduate Diploma of Film and Television
Graduate Diploma of Journalism
Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing
Graduate Diploma of Public Relations
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication Design
Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature
Imagine your way to a creative career
With our innovative courses, teachers who work in industry, and the latest technologies, you'll be set up for a successful career in an imaginative industry.
Learn from the experts
Our staff have worked and continue to work in the industry and have many years of experience between them. This means you’ll get great insights as well as invaluable contacts.
Gain industry experience
Take up an internship in Australia or abroad as part of your degree and add to your portfolio of work while gaining valuable industry contacts and experience.
Conduct research with us
Inventive, diverse and cutting-edge, the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) is home to internationally acknowledged research in a multiplicity of traditional and non-traditional areas within the arts.
Deakin Webinar Series: Expert tips on building a career in writing and literature
Whether you're aspiring to be a published author or an educator with a passion for literacy, studying writing and literature at Deakin can help you build a career that you love.
Deakin Webinar Series: How to kickstart a career in communications
Trying to break into the fast-paced and constantly evolving word of communications can be overwhelming. Hear about our course options the units on offer, work integrated learning options and internships available to you.
Learn in industry-standard facilities
Hone your skills and prepare for your future career in customised facilities, including our:
- television broadcast studio
- dance and drama studios
- professional photographic light studio
- news production space and editorial hub
- dedicated gallery spaces.
Stories of life at Deakin and beyond
The Faculty of Arts and Education content hub features in-depth stories from students, staff and alumni about their experiences of studying at Deakin, their new careers and more.
Communication and creative arts single units
Single units are a fast and flexible way to future-proof your career. You'll get a taste for studying at Deakin and the unit itself will still count towards a degree if you decide to enrol in one afterwards.
We're here to help
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in media, communication and creative arts, we'll help get you there.
Transform your writing with a Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)
Do you think the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) looks interesting, but you're not sure what your career prospects could be?
Gain real-world journalism experience with a Deakin internship
Students studying journalism and communications degrees are connected with industry and given the opportunity to take their lessons from the classroom into their career.
The units I teach are developed from industry opportunities and clients that emerge each year. The content is always changing to reflect the needs of industry and professional practice.
Dr Meghan Kelly
Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)