Design

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What would you like to study?

Art and design that's not for the faint hearted

Develop your art and design talents in RMIT’s world-class facilities and studios and be taught by practicing artists and designers who’ll connect you with industry professionals.

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.

Industry partners

Projects

Meet the next generation of UX leaders

RMIT and Adobe collaborated to showcase cutting-edge design, innovation and creativity led by the next generation of user experience (UX) professionals.  

Over 200 RMIT design students have envisaged solutions to real-world challenges using the latest design technology – Adobe XD - showcasing a range of skills and projects that have been developed under remote working conditions. 

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Facilities and locations

CoM X. In the city of Melbourne.

Be inspired by the city around you

Most design courses are taught at the RMIT City Campus. You'll have access to RMIT's purpose-built learning facilities, including a state-of-the-art media precinct and expansive creative studio settings right in the middle of the vibrant and bustling Melbourne CBD.

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. 

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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.

Yoko

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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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