Melanie de Ruyter’s ‘BLOMA’, Mona Foma Festival, 2020, Launceston.

Why study design?

Studying Design courses with the University of Tasmania gives you the skills to design incredible products, environments and experiences. You’ll get extensive design experience and graduate with the vital skills you need.

Tasmania’s extraordinary environment and incredible creative scene, filled with art, festivals and innovation will give you the inspiration and opportunity to kick-start your design career.

  • Get a study experience heavily focused on practical studio work.
  • Use industry standard software and workshop equipment while you study.
  • Get the chance to participate in work-integrated learning through our partnerships with Mona Foma, Parks and Wildlife, and more.

You will combine transferable knowledge and skills in design thinking, processes, methods, and tools, with your choice of specific skills in up to two minors across Business and Entrepreneurship, Creative Technology, Object Design, Spatial Design, and Visual Communication.

Your study experience is heavily focused on practical studio work. A wide range of skills are practised throughout the degree via design studio and design practice, experiences that allow real-world problems to be solved with a design thinking approach, and solutions to be tested, prototyped, refined, and applied.

Turning a passion for design into a physical reality

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

Careers in design

Product Designer. This career blends form and function, producing useful and desirable products across a range of industries including electronics, health, wearables, and furniture.

Event Designer. Consider the themes, intentions, locations, audiences and resources of events. Create immersive, atmospheric and enjoyable experiences.

Design Futurist. Gain knowledge, skills and experience for diverse career paths in future industries such as design for health, food innovation, eco-tourism, social enterprise, and future trend forecasting.

Career opportunities

  • Product designer
  • Event designer
  • Design Futurist