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Design can drive business through innovation, as well as facilitate positive change in society. Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies needed to be an adaptable multidisciplinary designer.

Professional experience: gain practical, hands-on experience from your first year

Worldwide education: take part in overseas study and work placements and gain a global education

Strong industry links

Deakin is an active member of both the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (Ico-D). Our partnerships with industry members mean our courses help you gain the skills important to employers.

Be inspired to inspire others

Step out of the lecture room and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with our participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world. Learning is a journey after all.

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Design for the future

Our courses in 3D animation, digital technologies and visual communication are future focused, adaptable to industry trends and technologically driven.

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Access exceptional facilities

Deakin architecture students have access to our contemporary design studio and fully equipped workshop with computer-aided design software, 3D printers and laser cutters.

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Develop your skills

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria*, Deakin’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.
* 2016 Student Experience Survey

I believe that designers have the ability to create change. Design is everywhere, in everything, and that is a very powerful thing.

Jacinta Kay

Design graduate

Your work in the spotlight

As a design student, you'll have the opportunity to take part in regular exhibitions and showcases throughout your course, including annual graduate shows.

Explore examples of our students' work

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