Deakin University

Master of Creative Arts

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Realise your full potential as a creator while specialising in an area of passion with a Master of Creative Arts. Graduate with an eye-catching portfolio and build transferable skills that prepare you to be flexible across the creative jobs of the future. The Master of Creative Arts allows you to focus your studies on one of six creative areas: visual arts, photography, animation and motion capture, visual communication design, dance or drama. But that doesn’t mean your knowledge will be limited to your specialisation. Throughout the course, you’ll be studying complementary disciplines and practising alongside creative thinkers from different backgrounds, broadening your understanding of creativity and arming you with transferable skills that prepare you for any creative pursuit. The multidisciplinary aspect of the course could see you specialising in dance while taking an elective unit in film writing, ultimately leading to the production of a dance film for your final creative project. While core study areas will be tailored to your specialisation, there are common threads throughout each pathway that set you up to be a versatile creative practitioner. Build transferable skills that employers value, like imaginative thinking, problem solving and creative collaboration, and discover what it takes to be adaptable and resourceful – two key attributes of the modern creative. Strengthen your creative repertoire with elective units. Your electives can play to your strengths, or help you upskill in an unfamiliar discipline. The course provides lots of practical experience, including sought-after internship opportunities, allowing you to hone your creative craft in real-world settings. You’ll work on industry-relevant creative projects, applying theoretical frameworks in teams and as an individual. And you’ll complete a major creative work in professional standard facilities, including TV broadcast studios, dance and drama studios, a professional photographic light studio, visual arts and design studios and dedicated gallery spaces. On top of that, your creative research projects will train you in practical research skills that benefit your everyday life, as well as your career.

Designed for

Those working in creative arts


  • 16 credit points of study comprising: 10 credit points of core coursework
  • and 6 credit points of research.


  • Animation and motion capture
  • Creative arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film and tv
  • Photography
  • Visual arts
  • Visual communication design

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in a related discipline

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront Domestic: $44,848
International: $66,344
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $44,848
International: $66,344

Further information

Discipline availability: Burwood (Melbourne) - Animation and Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film and TV, Photography, Visual Communication Design and Visual Arts; Waterfront (Geelong) - Photography and Visual Arts

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