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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 University is an active member of both the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (Ico-D). Deakin is also a supporter of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Design. Shape your future.

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

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.

Design for the future

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

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.

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.
*2018 Student Experience Survey

*ARWU Rankings 2018

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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