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Bachelor of Design | Make Change in a World Defined by Design

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Learn the language and process of design, combined with your choice of specific skills across Visual Communication, Spatial Design, Object Design, Creative Technology, and Business and Entrepreneurship.


Eligibility: Refer to entry requirements   Duration: 3 years min 7 years max
Location: Hobart and Launceston

Draw on Tasmania’s unique multi-skilled and accessible creative industry sector, facilitated by our collective teaching expertise across the disciplines of Architecture, Design, Fine Art, ICT, and Business.

Experience genuine work integrated learning co-developing briefs and projects with Tasmanian industry partners, state and local government, and not-for-profit organisations.

Develop transferable knowledge and skills in design thinking, processes, methods, and tools, preparing you for a rewarding design-related career in the vast and constantly evolving design industry.

Practice in inspiring environments with world-class workshops that fuel your creativity; Hobart’s former IXL jam factory and Launceston’s historic Western Railway Yard, in the heart of Tasmania’s cultural precincts.

Please note the information on this page does not apply to international students.

What I can study

Focus on an exciting range of spatial design practices encompassing knowledge and skills from the fields of architecture, interior, landscape and urban design. Spatial Design provides you with knowledge and skills to pursue careers in areas like exhibition design, event design, and work in emerging areas like the design and fabrication of pop-ups.

Launceston only


Engage your creativity in the multi-disciplinary practice of visual communication and develop a repertoire of visual skills and approaches. Visual Communication provides you with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in traditional fields such as graphic design, as well as emerging areas of interpretation design and creative direction.

Hobart only


Pursue your passion for hands-on making and material exploration while developing skills and knowledge in craft and digital fabrication processes. Object Design draws on the expertise of the University in the craft of making, including traditional and digital fabrication, to pursue careers in areas such as furniture design, industrial design and the design of wearable objects.

Hobart and Launceston


Combine your creativity and your interests in gaming, coding and technologies that enhance human experience, through design. Creative Technology offers the opportunity for you to pursue careers in web design, game design and new fields such as interaction design through combining creative thinking with knowledge of coding and advanced technologies.

Hobart and Launceston


Make an early start on developing your professional knowledge and skills and applying your creativity to key areas of business: management, people and organisations, marketing and innovation. Business and Entrepreneurship offers opportunities of future careers as an embedded creative in multiple organisations and industries by applying your creativity to key areas of business including management, people and organisations, marketing and innovation.

Hobart and Launceston


Turning a passion for design into a physical reality

Thom Port’s Tassie-made furniture creations have featured in businesses from Hobart's cafe scene to one of Tasmania’s leading boutique hotels.

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QS World Rankings by Subject 2017 | Art and Design | Top 150