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Pursue a career in media, communication and creative arts to discover your talent and explore your passion. You’ll gain invaluable contacts and insights through our expert teaching staff who continue to work in the industry.


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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.

Realise your purpose with Deakin’s new suite of courses

Explore Deakin’s inspiring and dynamic new course offerings from our School of Communication and Creative Arts in 2023. Whether you want to address global challenges with a Bachelor of Arts, craft content that makes a difference with a Bachelor of Communication, immerse yourself in your creative practice with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, or harness your design potential with a Bachelor of Design – our new courses are the right next step towards building a sustained career doing what you love.

You’ll learn in purpose-built facilities from leading academics and passionate practitioners, who’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 thrive in your future career.

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.

Imagine your way to a creative career

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 from the experts

You'll flourish under the guidance of experienced and well-connected practising creative professionals, who will challenge and inspire you to reach your full potential.

Gain industry experience

Beyond your creative practice, you’ll develop real-world skills and form connections with the arts industry through programs, internships and volunteering opportunities.

Conduct research with us

The School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) conducts innovative and internationally recognised research across a diverse range of  areas within the arts.

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 dedicated 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

Content hub

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.

Find out more at the Arts and Education content hub

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.

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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^.

Latest articles

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in media, communication and creative arts, we'll help get you there.

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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.

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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.

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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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What does it take to create an animation career?

Lydia and Riley are animators, teachers and long-time collaborators. Their recipe for building a career in animation? Hone your talent.

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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).


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