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.

Schools

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.

School of Architecture and Urban Design

The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers multidisciplinary, innovative, creative and applied scholarship in architecture and design-related areas.

School of Art

RMIT is ranked 1 in Australia and 12 in the world for Art and Design (2019) QS Rankings.

School of Design

The School of Design is internationally recognised as a leader in design education, research and practice, that is industry connected, socially grounded and focused on the future practices of design.

School of Education

The School of Education is a multidisciplinary leader with an established reputation for providing educational and vocational leadership in knowledge creation.

School of Fashion and Textiles

The School of Fashion and Textiles is at the global forefront of fashion and textiles education, training and research, working with industry to foster next-generation design and business leaders.

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies is a multidisciplinary leader in delivering education, training and research that contribute to a just and sustainable world.

School of Media and Communication

The School of Media and Communication delivers creative programs, research and training in media, writing and publishing, and communication.

School of Property, Construction and Project Management

The School of Property, Construction and Project Management is a leading provider of education, research and training in the construction, project management and property industries.

Events

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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

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.