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/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Design
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 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 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.
Want to start studying in summer?
Applications for our summer courses close Sunday 30 October. Every course is designed by industry leaders and features real-world learning that gives you practical skills to succeed in your career.
Learn in industry-standard facilities
Students will have access to industry standard equipment and the latest technologies. Hone your skills and prepare for your future career in customised facilities, including our:
- television broadcast studio
- Deakin x Dreamscreen virtual film production studio (coming in 2023 – Australia's biggest university-owned production studio)
- dance and drama studios
- professional photographic lighting studio
- news production space and editorial hub
- dedicated gallery spaces.
Deakin x Dreamscreen film studio
Want to get in on the action at Australia's biggest university virtual film production studio? Deakin and Dreamscreen have partnered to set up a world-class studio in Geelong. This means 25 industry placements for Deakin film, animation and design students. Not only will you work with the best virtual production tech, you’ll learn from the best too.
Virtual production is the inevitable culmination of film production and gaming technology. As gaming engines and film techniques continue to evolve and collide, real time photoreal virtual production offers storytellers and content creators the chance to dream larger than ever before, without breaking producer’s budgets.
Clayton Jacobson – Chief Executive Dreamscreen Australia
Deakin is proud to be the exclusive university education and research partner with Dreamscreen
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.
#1 university for student satisfaction
Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Join us to see for yourself why our students have voted us #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria for 12 years running^.
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in media, communication and creative arts, we'll help get you there.
- Inside Deakin's School of Communication and Creative Arts
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Inside Deakin's School of Communication and Creative Arts
Deakin's cutting-edge communication and creative arts facilities help prepare graduates for a successful career.
The rise to relevance of communication skills
As the digital landscape continues to evolve at remarkable speed, there's one skillset that's more in demand than ever: communication.
Level up: turn your communications qualification into a masters
Find out how you can complete a masters degree in communications in less time at Deakin.
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^Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).