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?
Disciplines within design
Courses within design
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication Design
Master of Architecture
Master of Communication
Master of Creative Arts
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.
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.
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.
#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^.
If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in design, we'll help get you there.
Collaborative tiny house project prepares Deakin students for careers in architecture and design
Deakin architecture and design students got to work with world-first construction technology to build sustainable tiny houses for a local not-for-profit.
Get in touch
We’re here for you even before you’re here with us. Ask us your study questions and receive one-on-one support through your journey to university.
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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).