Architecture students surveying and sketching buildings in Launceston.

Why study architecture?

Our institution’s size and location mean we are highly connected to Tasmania’s thriving creative industries. You’ll get the chance to develop briefs and projects with Tasmanian industry partners, including international arts and music festivals like Mona Foma and Ten Days on the Island, state and local governments and not-for-profit organisations.

Our graduates are known for their hands-on design and fabrication experience upon graduation, their skills in using cutting-edge technology, and their focus on creating environmentally and socially conscious design solutions.

As an Architecture student, you will develop a deeper awareness of the natural and human impacts of design, and help contribute to a sustainable future.

  • Develop creative and technical skills across all aspects of the built environment
  • Tasmania’s historical architecture and natural landscapes offer unique design perspectives.
  • Graduate with the real design and building experience that industry wants.

We’ve all heard that creativity means thinking outside the box. But this adage was tested when Architecture students were set the challenge of making a recording space/performance stage for Mona Foma 2019 out of a shipping container.

Careers in architecture

Architect. You will employ innovation, creativity, and an eye for sustainable design as you liaise with clients to understand their needs, deliver and refine drafts, produce finalised plans ready for construction, and ensure building specifications are met. This career blends form and function, producing products across a range of industries including electronics, wearables and furniture.

Building Designer. Use your problem-solving skills to create places that are inclusive, inspiring, and responsive to the needs of people and the planet.

Policy and Government. Help set guidelines for the planning and expansion of cities, ensuring buildings are safe, efficient, and are designed and built in consultation with community needs.

Career opportunities

  • Architectural computer rendering
  • Architectural practice: commercial and residential
  • Brief writing
  • Exhibition design
  • Heritage and conservation management
  • Local government
  • Property and construction management
  • Sustainable design consulting
  • Theatre design
  • Urban design
  • Workshop management