Explore our media and communication showcase

2 Day Ad challenge

A team of our communication students visit an ad agency to learn and have a go at making an ad themselves.

Communications pod

The pod offers advertising, digital media, public relations and journalism students access to real-world experiences.

Dscribe student newspaper

Journalism students get hands-on experience researching, writing and publishing news stories on the student run newspaper Dscribe. Read Dscribe newspaper.

PRIA’s Pitch This! Competition

A team of four Deakin students pitch a campaign to their client, Cancer Council NSW, as part of PRIA’s (Public Relations Institute of Australia) Pitch This! Competition.

Deakin student pitch to their client

Media ecologies, Media Futures – a celebration of media student work

The media is a powerful force reshaping our cultural, social and economic lives, but also the natural landscape of our planet. We are compelled to take a closer look at the shifting grounds underpinning our relationships with the natural and the technological world and the wider consequences of our current use of natural resources.

The media ecologies unit (ALC305) has been a journey through the past and present of media gadgets, ecologies and possibilities thus providing us with opportunities to imagine what the future of our [media] environments will be. The final assessment task asked students to use their imagination and come up with a short story or video exploring the future of media – our media future/s.

In 2019, students were asked to take one further step as creative practitioners and the unit offered a number of opportunities to engage in the practice-led research process toward a public presentation. Ten creative works were selected for exhibition in Deakin’s Phoenix Gallery as part of the end-of-trimester celebration of achievements.


Above: Curated by Toija Cinque, Jeremy Martino and Sally McIntyre

In 2020, and in light of COVID-19, communication students have continued to engage with industry across a wide range of units. This has included initiatives such as the communications pod, remote internships coordinated via the Work Integrated Learning team, and through the third-year capstone digital media entrepreneurship unit (code ALC302) where students have access to a range of industry guest speakers to connect with people working in various communication fields.


Hear from our students

‘The digital news production units allow final year students to produce articles for publication. Dscribe is an online newspaper created by students for students and allows young journalists to find their skills and passions by writing articles, creating content and interviewing people on topical news stories and issues that face students in Burwood and Geelong.’

Mitchell Clarke

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

‘I undertook two internships as part of my degree. One was at the Geelong Advertiser and the other was at Forte Magazine. Both internships prepared me for life in a newsroom, how fast paced and reactive the industry can be, as well as giving me really beneficial contacts for when I finished studying.’

Molly Slater

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

‘Two of the units I undertook encouraged blogging and this helped me build my confidence with sharing my written content and now I blog for pleasure. These types of units are practical and help students build portfolios of work.’

Tara Lupus

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)


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