Discover the course for you and design your future career
Our design courses equip you with technical and problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions. You’ll unlock your creativity in world-class facilities, and with our strong focus on practical, work-based learning, you’ll graduate ready for a successful career in design.
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.
Join the #1 Victorian university for course satisfaction
From architecture to 3D animation, our wide range of disciplines allow you to tailor your studies to your passion and career aspirations. Our hands-on approach to learning means you’ll graduate with the skills and confidence needed for a successful career in design.
Want a design course that will make you work-ready?
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in design, we'll help get you there.
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 students have access to a dedicated studio and fully equipped workshop, including the latest software, equipment and technology from day one of your course. You'll learn in our state-of-the-art virtual reality lab, game development lab and more.
Top professional roles in design
Design professionals are in high demand and roles are projected to increase by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections.
- 13,900 new jobs for graphic and web designers, and illustrators
- 4400 new jobs for architects and landscape architects
- 4300 new jobs for interior designers
- 1900 news job for multimedia specialists and web developers.
Our Bachelor of Design (with major study areas in communication design and interactive and UX design) is formally recognised by the Design Institute of Australia and meets industry standards, giving you a competitive edge with employers after graduation.
Our Bachelor of Design (Architecture) is accredited within Australia by the Australian Institute of Architects, Architects Registration Board of Victoria and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia when it is followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture.
Our Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) are professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
#1 Victorian university for graduate employment
Get an experience at Deakin that is like no other. Be in demand as soon as you graduate, with a degree from Victoria's #1 university for graduate employment.
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.
World-class teaching experiences
Learn the latest theory and practical skills from industry leading experts who will help you be ready for jobs of the future.
Learn from professionals
Be inspired, encouraged and supported through every stage of your studies by academic staff with extensive industry experience and valuable connections.
Benefit from strong industry links
You'll learn from industry mentors who will guide you through a range of design projects. This helps you gain invaluable professional industry experience that prepares you for the challenging and exciting world of design.
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