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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.


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Shape your future in design

A career in design demands creativity. But if you want to be at the top of your field, you’ll need more than that. You’ll need technical skills to use the tools that bring your ideas to life. And you’ll need to be a problem solver, to find design solutions that others can’t. When you study design courses at Deakin, you’ll graduate with all these skills and more. We’ll nurture your creativity by giving you access to world-class facilities, and our strong focus on practical, work-based learning means you’ll be prepared for everything the industry throws at you. At Deakin, we’re training the next generation of designers. Ready to join the team?

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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.

Design. Shape your future.

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

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.

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.

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Deakin architecture and design students had the opportunity recently to work with world-first construction technology to build sustainable, prefabricated tiny houses for a local not-for-profit.

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The range of things I can do with design is huge and I was excited at the idea of exploring all my options within this industry.

Jesse Williams

Design graduate