Design

What would you like to study?

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Make what's next count with an RMIT first preference

Explore our world-class courses and the range of services available to help make the right choice during Change of Preference.

Why study design at RMIT?

#1 in the Asia-Pacific region for Art and Design*

#15 in the world for Art and Design*

Be immersed in specialised design laboratories and studios from day one

*Source: 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject

Create what's next

Find out why RMIT is the university ranked #1 in Asia Pacific for art and design with Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) students Maya and Caitlin

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

ACMI

NGV

Zoos Victoria

Australia Post

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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Be amazed by the next generation of creative minds

Graduating students from our creative disciplines are showcasing their end of year projects in a series of virtual and in-person exhibitions. Explore the program of events and see why RMIT University is ranked #1 in Australia for Art and Design.

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

Designing a cutting-edge career in UX

Originally from Indonesia, Fabio Hutagalung completed Foundation Studies at RMIT to gain direct entry into the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design).

Since graduating in 2016, Fabio has returned to Indonesia to work as a product designer and UI/UX designer for major banking companies.

In 2020, Fabio has commenced as a Senior UX Researcher for Brankas, where he works with Fortune’s top financial institutions in Southeast Asia to develop customer-centric products that help achieve financial inclusion for all.

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Be amazed by the next generation of creative minds

Graduating students from our creative disciplines are showcasing their end of year projects in a series of virtual and in-person exhibitions. Explore the program of events and see why RMIT University is ranked #1 in Australia for Art and Design.

Photographer: Keelan O'Hehir

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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.