Built as the School of Applied Art in 1916 for the Working Men’s College, this is another of RMIT’s historic buildings and continues its heritage as a School of Art building today.
Marking a clear break with its Gothic-style neighbours, this functional building was designed by the Public Works Department and a pointer to the future when built in 1916.
Transport and access
Located near the Swanston and La Trobe Street corner, opposite the State Library, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street, from where you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.