Study Design in Australia

What if your idea could change the future? At Deakin University, Australia, we encourage students to think BIG. We are building the next generation of designers.

We are launching three new design degrees and an advertising degree as a response to the rapidly changing creative industries. Degrees that are future focused, adaptable to industry trends and technologically driven.

Hands-on experience

As a design student at Deakin, you will work with real clients and industry briefs so that you graduate with a ‘working portfolio.’

You are also encouraged to undertake a professional internship or study tour during your studies, gaining industry connections and taking your creative practice to the next level.


We are are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university and we are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide according major international university rankings.*
*ARWU Rankings 2018

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Top young university

One of the Top 50 young universities in the world.^
^The Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings

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Top skills development

Ranked the #1 university for skills development in Victoria*
*2018 Student Experience Survey


Design is one of the most engaging and exciting areas of study and applied creative practice developments in Australia.

Design is what links creativity and innovation.

Design Degrees

Flexible degree structure
In Deakin's design degrees you will undertake a mixture of core units, specialised core units and in your 2nd and 3rd year, you may undertake elective units from across the university to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

Find out more about studying design at Deakin by selecting a design degree from the table below.



While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.


Design for the future

You can tailor your design or advertising degree through six elective units to suit your interests. You will develop multidisciplinary design skills so you are ready for the creative jobs of the future.

Study Design at Deakin University, Australia

Design - Digital technologies

We are immersed in a digital world - 24 hours a day, 7 days are week, but how can we use these technologies to help problem solve the future?

Intersecting technical and artistic skills offers graduates opportunities to extend their design skills into the application of technological products that will address pressing creative and social issues in today’s society.

Discover Deakin's new Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies).

Design - Visual communication

Explore a dynamic combination of traditional skills in typography, branding and print design alongside specialised skills in user experience, IT knowledge and interdisciplinary practices.

You will remain connected to industry throughout the degree, with the opportunity to take part in regular exhibitions and showcases including annual graduate shows.

Discover Deakin's new Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).

Design - Advertising

Designed to inspire the next generation of ‘big idea’ thinkers, advertising at Deakin will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of developing incisive brand communication for the digital era.

Gain a competitive edge by specialising in the area of advertising that interests you the most.

Discover Deakin's new Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

Design - 3D animation

Tell fantastic stories and create the unexpected with 3D animation at Deakin.

Explore animation across a variety of platforms including film, television, advertising, web, motion capture and game design.

Discover Deakin's new Bachelor of Design (3D Animation).

Deakin in your country

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