Study design in Australia

Design at Deakin University, Australia

Put your creative mind to work in a future-focused career in screen. At Deakin, you will develop the techniques, strategies and real-world experience needed to become an adaptive design professional.

Hone your skills and build a portfolio of professional work in industry-standard facilities using the latest technologies, and build your network through exposure to sought-after industry links.

Our degrees in design will help you develop multidisciplinary skills for the creative jobs of the future.


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide*
*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

3D animation design

Tell fantastic stories and create the unexpected with 3D animation at Deakin. Learn animation techniques to become a successful motion designer. In this course, you will explore animation across a variety of platforms, including film, television, game design and virtual reality. From character design to motion capture, you will develop creative and technical skills in our cutting-edge facilities. Graduate with a strong body of real-world work to ensure your portfolio stands out among the rest.

Digital technologies design

Looking to study a degree that applies design strategies to the modern digital landscape? Deakin University’s Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) will ensure you develop the IT expertise and design knowledge to deliver innovative solutions for creative and social challenges in our changing world.

You will develop a combination of technical and artistic skills that will prepare you to delve into the world of software design, mobile app design and immersive virtual reality. Work on real projects with real briefs to ensure you develop a strong portfolio throughout your studies. Gain the industry skills and experience to stand out as you kick-start your career.

Visual communication design

This degree will help you develop a strong foundation in traditional design skills such as branding, typography, illustration and print design. Explore specialised skills using our modern facilities and hone your craft under the guidance of industry leaders and established designers.

Master the skills to interpret design briefs and experience the challenge of real-world creative projects from conception to completion. Our graduates have many career opportunities, including in graphic design studios and agencies, print houses and within in-house design roles across all sectors.

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Design degrees

Find out more about studying design at Deakin or select a design degree from the table below.

Undergraduate design degrees

Postgraduate design degrees

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 at Deakin

Deakin is building the next generation of designers.


Become a specialist in advertising, journalism, public relations or digital media. Acquire the know-how to take charge of the technologies and insights that shape our media and communications landscape.

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Creative arts

Take your creative practice to the next level. Build your current skills, critical engagement and depth of knowledge by exploring specialised degrees in drama, photography and visual arts.

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Deakin in your country

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