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

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Bachelor of Design

Flexible studios and teaching spaces

Access cutting-edge studio spaces where your ideas will flourish and thrive.

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 in this degree

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.

Digital design is a rapidly expanding area as technology comes to pervade every aspect of our lives from websites, to computer programs, apps and games. Combine digital design with a second major in Games and Creative Technologies to extend knowledge and skills in the development of digital objects. Or focus on the growing world of tech-embedded smart products, by combining Digital Design, Object Design and electives in programming.

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^.

  • Event Design
    Whether cultural festivals or corporate conferences, design is fundamental to the participant experience and success of events.
  • Experiential Graphic Design
    Combining branding, placemaking and wayfinding, experiential graphic design is a multi-disciplinary field focused on the user experience in a range of contexts, from public spaces to retail environments.
  • System Design
    Systems design emphasises an understanding of processes and opportunities for transformation towards more resilient and regenerative solutions.
  • Co-Design
    Led by stakeholder engagements, co-design emphasises collaborative processes in imagining opportunities and prioritising outcomes.


Fashion, Industrial
and Jewellery

Projected increase by 2025


Graphic and Web
Designers, and

Projected increase by 2025


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