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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?


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Problem-solve the future with design

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

Gain skills employers value

Get 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 industry leaders

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

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

Strong industry links

Deakin is an active member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the International Council of Design (Ico-D) and supports the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). Our Bachelor of Design program (with major study areas in Communication Design and Interactive and UX Design) is formally recognised by the DIA and meets industry standards, ensuring you stand out to employers after graduation.

Design. Shape your future.

Deakin is building the next generation of designers. Learn how you can shape your future with a degree in design.

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

#1 university for student satisfaction

Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Join us to see for yourself why our students have voted us #1 for student satisfaction in Victoria for 12 years running^.

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^Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

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