Art and design

We're committed to providing innovative education that prioritises in-depth, practice-driven studio and research methods that provide a solid foundation for a rewarding career. Our leading researchers and academics work across design, visual arts, photography, user experience and interactive technologies both nationally and internationally.

Tailor a flexible program

Our art and design degrees produce professional, innovative, engaged and considerate graduates that have the inter-disciplinary skills and tools to develop new creative solutions to tomorrow's complex problems.

Every course is developed through vital studio-based research and practice to bring to life transformative learning experiences. The learning opportunities embedded into every course through our collaborations with industry allow for creativity and critical thinking to flourish in a safe and inclusive environment.

Our unique collection of disciplines and commitment to discipline and cross-disciplinary education gives students the flexible skillset that is crucial to working as a designer or contemporary artist, but also positively contributes to careers across many industries.

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Gain industry experience with an internship

Gain industry experience with an internship

Students, staff and employers talk about the internship experience.

Cutting-edge research

Our highly-regarded art and design researchers and Deakin graduates contribute to and drive national and international dialogues across design research and practice, visual and material culture and public art. This group of change makers lead critical conversations into the importance of Indigenous design and social justice, reframe the practices of installation and public art and redress concerns around the importance of creative education to society – every conversation contributing to a better tomorrow.

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If you have any questions about studying art and design at Deakin, we're here to support you.

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