School of Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design aims to shape the world we live in by supporting students and graduates to envision and create buildings, products, sites, and experiences that help tackle global challenges in diverse contexts.
Like our island state, Architecture and Design is uniquely placed to excite and inspire students with outstanding experiences. Our goal is to provide the chance for you to discover and develop creative, sustainable, ethical, and viable approaches to challenging three-dimensional problems. So, we provide educational opportunities that focus on learning by active experimentation. We concentrate on place-based design questions. And we foster professional, industry, and community relationships. In our research and learning and teaching activities we work to support thriving and resilient professions, businesses, and communities.
Architecture and Design is full of diverse and innovative thinkers. Our students come from everywhere and can develop their careers anywhere. Culture, history, and global concerns are as much a part of what we are and what we do as the local challenges that face our communities of place and interest in Tasmania.
Housed in a renewed railway workshop that is also an award-winning facility, Architecture and Design has outstanding facilities that provide students and researchers with purpose-designed studio and workshop spaces for learning and creating, and cutting-edge computer technology and equipment, and our reach extends into the online environment to serve distant stakeholders.
Why study Architecture and Design with us?
Be an active participant in your education
Discover and develop creative, sustainable, ethical, and viable approaches to challenging three dimensional problems. We encourage students to forge themselves into professionals with solid career outcomes as a result of our high-grade education. When you graduate, you'll leave with a portfolio of designs and models that aren't just theory based, they will have been tested in real world situations in partnership with our community.
Create and experiment
At the University of Tasmania, we provide students and researchers access to purpose designed studio and workshop spaces with leading industry standard computer technology and equipment. We provide educational opportunities that focus on learning by active experimentation and consider design questions from multiple viewpoints. Our facilities aren't just award-winning, they are accessible, and designed to encourage learning by making and doing.
Take advantage of international opportunities
Regardless of which of our three degrees you undertake, you will be surrounded by diverse and innovative thinkers like yourself. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students come from everywhere and go on to develop their careers around the world. You will make connections with peers from backgrounds across the globe and have the benefit of our strong connections with internationally based industry professionals and universities.
Enjoy the Tasmanian lifestyle and identity
Escape the rat race, crowds, and noise to experience the Launceston lifestyle at a slower, student-friendly pace without compromising the quality of your education. Our classes are smaller in size than many other universities which allows for close associations with lecturers and teaching staff. Our Work Integrated Learning program also helps students connect with experiences and industry professionals that provide meaningful and formative experiences. You'll shape the future while respecting the past as we work with the local community to meet real world design challenges.