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Why study design at RMIT?

*Source: 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Discover design

Push boundaries and set design standards

RMIT immerses aspiring designers in hands-on studio learning to invent, visualise and prototype design solutions. RMIT plays a pivotal role in design, with award-winning graduates recognised as driving industry, pushing creative boundaries and setting design standards.

Career outcomes

Design your future

Investigate contemporary, cultural and environmental aspects of design and technology, and graduate as a highly trained designer and visual problem solver.

You’ll learn to think and operate as a designer who can influence and shape the future of the design industry. You’ll learn from local and international practising designers, lecturers and academics who are connected with industry and the design community. They will guide you to become a business owner or developer who can turn an idea into a commercially viable venture.

Facilities and locations

Projects

Students take on WordSkills

Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students joined the WorldSkills design competition, responding to an industry-standard brief. Participants addressed to the goals of their client, the brand Thankyou, who strives to combat poverty surrounding the world water crisis.

Participant Sarah Lancashire says competitions helped her develop skills across photography, graphic design, and styling. “The course itself has so many industry links, which has given me better insight into what is going on in the industry currently,” she says.

RMIT Student, Lachlan arranging display of thankyou bathroom products

Experience design at RMIT

RMIT transforms students into professional artists and designers with the skills and confidence to produce high-quality work and showcase it to the public, peers and industry. 

Meet Beatrice – industrial designer

Equipped with a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) from RMIT, Beatrice landed her dream job as Product Packaging Designer at Aēsop.

“When it came down to it, I knew I wanted to study design and that RMIT is world-renowned for it.

“RMIT taught me the practical skills to become a good designer. Above all, I was given the space to apply critical thinking, to realise that design transcends the creation of beautiful objects.”

Visualise what's next… and bring your vision for the future of design to life in Australia's #1 Art and Design university.

Associate Professor Yoko Akama

Meet Yoko – service design expert

Associate Professor Yoko Akama uses service design to build a deeper understanding of local communities and their needs.

“The most common ways service design and strategic design are used includes customer experience, service interaction, organisational transformation, and interventions in ecosystems and social issues.

"When we realise how everything is interrelated, it means design needs to be located across different layers, domains and dimensions, rather than be nested within one.

"For me, designing in such contexts is about attempting to keep all of this complexity in view, but also being aware that you are also shaped by this complexity while travelling with everyone.”

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