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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.

Graduate job ready with access to industry placements

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

Design and create in our purpose-built facilities

Strong industry links

Deakin is an active member of Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and International Council of Design (Ico-D) and supports Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). Our design degrees (3D animation, digital technologies and visual communication) are formally recognised by the DIA and meet industry standards, ensuring you stand out to employers after graduation.

Design. Shape your future.

Deakin is building the next generation of Designers. Learn more about design at Deakin.

Problem-solve the future with design

Shape cutting-edge concepts, adapt to industry trends and access the very latest technology at Deakin.

Gain the skills that employers value

Gain industry experience working on real projects. Final year design students collaborate on a cross-disciplinary project, working with not-for-profit clients on a project that culminates in a final exhibition of work.

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.

Learn from leaders in their field

Be inspired, encouraged and supported through every stage of your studies by academic staff with extensive industry experience and valuable connections.

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

*ARWU Rankings 2019

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