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Design

Discipline

Learn the tools, strategies and design-thinking methodologies to become a multidisciplinary designer of the future. Realise your design potential and build a sustained design career doing what you love.

Explore your study options

Pair your creativity with technical skills to develop innovative solutions when you study design at Deakin. You’ll get hands-on practical experience in world-class facilities and build a diverse portfolio of work ready to launch a successful career in design.

Undergraduate

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

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.

Choose a design degree that will get you work ready

Take your practice to the next level and develop in-demand specialist skills in areas you’re passionate about, like visual communication design, 3D animation design, digital technologies design and more. You’ll graduate as an adaptable, multidisciplinary designer ready to work across a range of diverse and exciting industries.

Real-world experience

Final-year design students collaborate on a dynamic, cross-discipline industry project, working with not-for-profit clients. Working to a real brief, students assist with brand development or creative campaigns and exhibit their work in a final graduate exhibition.

Cutting-edge design facilities

Explore your ideas using the latest software, technology and equipment in purpose-built design facilities. You’ll have access to a range of studios and flexible workspaces that will inspire you to create and collaborate throughout your degree.

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.

#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.

Throughout my course I had a world of opportunity. I was chosen to work on the branding for Kardinia Park stadium, won the Graduate Exhibition, and got a job working in web/UX design and marketing.

Jacinta Kay

Design graduate

Professional recognition

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 (DIA) and meets industry standards. This means you can gain membership to the DIA and access some of the biggest design events in the nation, allowing you to expand your professional network while you study.

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.

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Industry experience

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.

Industry professionals

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

Industry links

Deakin is an active member of the DIA and the International Council of Design, and is a supporter of the Australian Graphic Design Association.

Discover design at Deakin

Industry informed design courses

Deakin speaks with industry expert Zaidee Jackson from Ball & Doggett about Deakin University’s design courses and how they prepare graduates for the jobs of the future.

Student showcase

This collection showcases student projects from our third-year A319 Bachelor of Design program. The design outputs traverse communication design, print and identity branding campaigns, motion graphics and illustrative works. This collection draws from several final-year units, including Design for Change, Creative Design Studio and our capstone program, Collaborative Design Project.

Design facilities at Deakin

View the facilities that Design students at Deakin University can access.

Contact us

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