Diploma of Media and Communications

The Diploma of Media and Communications consists of Deakin University's first year degree units and provides you with a pathway to second year of the relevant Bachelor degrees at Deakin. Areas include animation, film studies, journalism, media and communication, photography and public relations.

Your pathway to Deakin University


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters (Fast track)
3 trimesters (Standard track)

A$26,700 (A$3337.5 per unit)

A$21,400 ($2675 per unit)




  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 059997G

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units
+6 Additional Units
Core Units
  • ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life
  • ACC101 Creativity and Dangerous Ideas
+6 Additional Units

Choose from:

  • ACF103 Writing with the Camera
  • ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History
  • ACG102 Design and Typography
  • ACG103 Design Skills
  • ACI102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1
  • ACI103 Thinking Photography: History, Theory and Cultural context
  • ALC104 Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures
  • ALC105 Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age
  • ALJ111 News Reporting 1
  • ALJ112 News Reporting 2
  • ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations
  • ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing
  • AMC100 Introduction to Animation
  • AMC104 Principles of Character Animation


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