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Communication

Discipline

Become a versatile communications expert, specialising in areas like advertising, digital and social media, journalism and public relations. You’ll discover how to utilise your creativity and the latest technology to craft content that makes an impact in the modern media landscape.

Get work-ready

Harness your passion for communication and meet some of the brightest minds in the industry when you study communication at Deakin. You’ll learn in purpose-built facilities, gain hands-on experience in the field and graduate with a portfolio of work and a strong professional network, ready to thrive in your future career. If you've always wanted to try your hand at reporting, implementing digital media content strategies or creating inspiring campaigns or events, you'll have your chance while studying at Deakin.

Undergraduate

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

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.

Research

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.

Discover communication majors

Develop specialised industry skills when you major in advertising, digital and social media, journalism and public relations, and personalise your degree with minors in complementary study areas.

Learn more about Deakin’s communication majors

Career opportunities

A career in communication could lead nearly anywhere. Your future career could see you working in private, public, or non-profit sectors, be it a newsroom, a top agency or digital start-up, or even as an entrepreneurial self-starter. Fields of work include:

  • advertising agencies
  • design studios
  • event management
  • freelancing
  • government organisations
  • marketing consultancies
  • media agencies
  • multimedia businesses
  • newspaper and magazine publishers
  • radio and television producers
  • web development companies.

Real-world practical experience

Have the practical skills and network to launch your career as soon as you graduate with Deakin's real-world learning experiences. You'll gain valuable industry insights and experience through practical assessments, industry events and internship opportunities.

Industry-leading practitioners

Our accomplished industry practitioners are leaders in their field and have worked with organisations like the Associated Press, BBC, Fairfax, Samsung, Penguin Books and more. You'll be fully supported  on your journey towards building a sustainable creative career.

I’m an aspiring journalist passionate about creating change in the world. I was selected to represent Deakin on a journalism study tour to Morocco. I also completed work experience at Ten News, an internship at Knox Council and visited newsrooms at The Age and Channel Nine and met with journalists and presenters.

Mitchell Clarke

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Top 1% worldwide

Communication and media studies at Deakin are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, so you can be assured that what you learn with us is relevant to the industry and your career.*

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.

Explore communication and creative arts single units

Postgraduate communication courses

Students who study our postgraduate communication courses develop skills that can help them go out and make a difference in the world and communicate in a powerful and effective way about the issues that matter to them.

Deakin Live broadcast: Roshan

Master of Communication student, Roshan, talks about his graphics operator role during the Deakin Live broadcast.

Latest articles

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Level up: turn your communications qualification into a masters

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Research with us

Create research that matters. You’ll undertake a research project with expert supervision that has practical purpose in the real world. Link your research to your current or intended employment.

Learn more about researching with us

Footnotes

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
+Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of media references.

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