Bachelor of Design

Deakin is launching a new Bachelor of Design in 2023

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.

Be at the forefront of innovation in an exciting and adaptive industry

Respond to real-world design problems and work towards a sustainable creative practice

Learn from accomplished creative professionals

Shape your future in design

Harness your creativity to make an impact in an ever-changing world when you study a Bachelor of Design at Deakin. Design is a tangible way to influence people and solve complex problems. No two days will be the same, you’ll learn the tools, strategies and methodologies required to drive innovation in business, as well as how to utilise cutting-edge technology and the creative practices of design to create memorable work. Develop critical skills across a range of related disciplines – from communication design to interactive UX, to brand and design thinking – and work towards a sustainable creative career doing what you love.

Want to build a career doing what you love?

Design has the power to drive change and enhance the way we function in society. If you’re a creative person who wants to use your flair for design to deliver impactful solutions, then studying a Bachelor of Design is a great first step towards a dynamic and creative future career.

Studying the challenging and rewarding field of design allows your creativity to run free, preparing you to work across all industry sectors, including digital and publishing, packaging, game engines, software and mobile apps, the web, immersive and interactive virtual experiences, and more.

Explore core themes and methods across design thinking and discover how to develop positive design solutions for social and cultural change. Be empowered to become an adaptive and agile designer of the future by exploring new mediums and ideas when you combine studies from related disciplines – including photography, animation, Indigenous studies and more.

You’ll learn in a supportive environment from our leading academics and passionate practitioners, who’ll challenge you to take your love for creativity to new levels. Enhance your skills every day by using the same tools and technologies professionals use in our world-class design facilities.

Throughout your degree, you’ll work on real-world projects and learn how to interpret client briefs. You’ll have opportunities to network with industry and share your designs with the public, ensuring you graduate with the entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills required to thrive in the rapidly changing field of design.

Build towards a future career in design where you’ll be surrounded by a like-minded community of innovators and creative thinkers, where the possibilities are limitless.

Want to start studying in 2022?

If you're looking to start studying mid-year or in our summer intake, you can apply for our current design degrees. Applications are now open.

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Tailor your degree to your passions

You'll have the freedom to experiment with creative art forms and explore a diverse range of majors and minors, allowing you to become a dynamic creative with a range of in-demand practical skills.


    • Communication design
    • Interactive and UX design


  • Brand design
  • Design for social media
  • Indigenous studies
  • Interactive design
  • Publication design

*Selection of minor sequences depends upon chosen major sequence

Download the Bachelor of Design 2023 course flyer (PDF, 449KB)

Open all year. Experience your tomorrow.

Discover why 60,000+ students choose to study at Deakin. From in-person campus tours and expos, to online information sessions and live Q&As, you have year-round opportunities to experience all that Deakin has to offer.

Design your future career

Utilise your love for creative thinking and design to solve complex problems in this innovative field. Designers work across all industry sectors, including digital and publishing, advertising, online, immersive and interactive virtual experiences, arts organisations, corporate companies, NGOs, and more. Or create your own future freelance career and become an entrepreneurial self-starter. Graduates are open to many opportunities, including the following design careers:

    • communication designer
    • graphic designer
    • UX designer
    • UI designer
    • interactive designer
    • game designer
    • brand designer
    • motion graphics designer
  • digital designer
  • illustrator
  • digital artist
  • creative director
  • art director
  • AR and VR (mixed reality) designer
  • web designer

Get your hands on the tools to help you create and innovate

We’ll nurture your creativity by giving you access to world-class facilities guided by industry experts. Deakin's strong focus on practical, work-based learning means you’ll be prepared for everything the industry throws at you.

Course details

Course code



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Where can I study?

Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Online

Get in touch

We’re here for you even before you’re here with us. Ask us your study questions about our new Bachelor of Design and get one-on-one support throughout your journey to university.

Call 1800 693 888