Top 1% for communication and media studies


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for graduate employment


#1 Victorian uni for teaching quality


Discover the course for you and explore your passion

With course flexibility and excellent connections with industry, you’ll graduate as a well-rounded creative practitioner. Our courses are the right next step towards building a sustained career doing what you love.


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.

Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction

Complement your major area of study with other communication, creative arts and design disciplines to give you an edge in the market and the skills to take your career in many directions.

Want a media, communication or creative arts degree that will make you work-ready?

With an emphasis on real-world practical experience, we can help you develop the skills and knowledge to thrive in your future career.

Real-world practical experience

Learn in purpose-built facilities from leading academics and passionate practitioners. They’ll challenge you to become the kind of well-rounded creative that employers love. Deakin’s flexible approach and emphasis on real-world practical experience will help you develop the leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed.

Cutting-edge technology

Our virtual production technology gives you hands-on experience to create animated effects and environments for live action and animated productions. Not only will you work with the best technology around, you’ll learn from the best too – our academics are accomplished and practicing professionals.

Top professional roles in media, communication and creative arts

Arts and media professional roles are projected to increase by 8% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections. At Deakin, we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 13,900 new jobs for graphic and web designers, and illustrators
  • 9200 new jobs for advertising and marketing professionals
  • 1900 new jobs for multimedia specialists and web developers
  • 1700 new jobs for film, television, radio and stage directors
  • 1200 new jobs for journalists and other writers.

#1 Victorian university for graduate employment

Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Be in demand as soon as you graduate, with a degree from Victoria's #1 university for graduate employment.

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers livestream program was a valuable experience, helping me to develop broadcast skills that I otherwise would have struggled to attain. The doors that my tutors opened for me have also directly led to an internship and subsequent position at Basketball Australia.

Liam Ellison

Journalism and Public Relations graduate

World-class teaching experiences

With our innovative courses, accomplished academics and cutting-edge technologies, you'll be set up for a sustained arts career doing what you love. Connect and collaborate with a vibrant community of creatives and be fully supported as you turn your passion into a meaningful career.

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

Whatever your practice, we’ll equip you with the skills and tools to craft compelling stories. You'll learn in our television broadcast studio, dance and drama studios, news production spaces and gallery spaces. Borrow professional equipment from our Media Resource Centre, including lighting and professional audio gear, digital video cameras and SLR cameras. Deakin is also one of the first universities in the world to offer RED EPIC cameras.

Gain industry experience

Undertake an internship as part of your degree, while gaining valuable industry contacts and experience. Our communication students secure first-hand broadcasting, radio or print experience with metropolitan and regional media outlets, and have their work published on DScribe. Visual art students generate work for public art festivals and work with industry professionals staging exhibitions.

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Contact us

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

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