College of Design and Social Context

The College of Design and Social Context (DSC) incorporates the fields of art, communication, design, education, humanities, property and social sciences.

The College has more than 21,000 students and a team surpassing 1000 dedicated academics and teachers. The individual development of students is central to the philosophy of the college and we are committed to fostering an environment that transforms and advances knowledge and professional practice.

Our programs range from certificate through to PhD levels and work in a well-established educational tradition committed to student creativity and learning and engage in new forms of intellectual and cultural activity. Studies are designed specifically to meet the personal, professional and vocational needs of the student with a focus on academic excellence and employment outcomes.

Our strong research community attracts funding from a range of government and industry sources, with more than 400 students enrolled in higher degrees by research.


The College of Design and Social Context teaches programs in architecture, art, design, education, fashion, media and communication, property management and social studies. Our schools are located across three Melbourne campuses and offer programs locally and internationally.


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Revisit RMIT at Melbourne Design Week 2021

Revisit RMIT’s extensive program of events in Melbourne Design Week and learn more about the ways in which we are addressing major social and urban issues with a broad range of collaborators from applied research and industry partnerships.

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Contact information

Level 7, Building 8, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

Postal Address

College of Design and Social Context
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne, Victoria, 3001

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer