Design

Designers shape our world by creating products, environments, services and experiences that tackle a wide range of global challenges.

Course options

Bachelor of Design

Career relevant practical learning

Flexible studios and teaching spaces offer creative environments for interactive learning utilising a range of modern and traditional equipment.

Create design solutions for real clients.

Associate Degree and Bachelor students meet potential employers and gain valuable work experience through real-world industry and community projects.

Tasmania inspires your design learning experience.

Our inspiring landscapes, thriving creative scene, and entrepreneurial spirit all inform your studies to help your ideas flourish and thrive.

Study options

A major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

Gain the professional knowledge and skills to work with teams or create your own business. Combine your creativity with key areas of business: project and event design, communications, and marketing.

Engage your creativity in the multidisciplinary practice of visual communication and pursue a career in traditional fields such as graphic design, or explore new horizons in contemporary spaces, galleries and interpretation sites.

Create new virtual worlds and possibilities through learning about web and user experience design, interactive design, and combining your creativity with technology to enhance human experience and design possibilities.

Pursue your passion for hands-on making and materials, while developing skills and knowledge in craft and digital fabrication processes and manufacturing. Perfect for a career in furniture and product design, and the design of wearable objects.

Combine knowledge and skills from the fields of architecture, interior, landscape and urban design to pursue careers in areas like exhibition and event design, or fabrication of pop-ups across a range of industries.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Careers relating to design are growing across many industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years^.

  • Creative Technologist
    As a creative technologist, you will combine your passion for design and technology to create ideas and solutions that improve the user experience in the digital space.
  • Graphic Designer
    Learn how to communicate ideas and inspire consumers by designing visual concepts created using computer software or by hand.
  • 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, ecotourism, social enterprise, and future trend forecasting.

19.4%

Fashion, Industrial
and Jewellery
Designers

Projected increase by 2025

12.9%

Graphic and Web
Designers, and
Illustrators

Projected increase by 2025

16.2%

Interior Designers

Projected increase by 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Student experience

Designing for Mona Foma

“Mona Foma BLOMA is all about people talking to each other, the democratisation of culture. The lineage goes back to the Mona Foma SOMA project (2018) where students produced a mobile sound recording and performance stage, to engage with communities across Tasmania.”

- Dr Andrew Steen,
Lecturer, Architecture and Design

Mona Foma BLOMA