Design courses and degrees

Good design is beyond aesthetics. It can change the world. 

Design is everywhere. From the shoes we wear to our homes and workplaces, good design has the power to influence and change the way we live.

Our courses cover different design disciplines to give aspiring designers a wide range of career options. From Communication Design to UX design, our design courses are tailored to provide graduates with high levels of industry engagement and essential skills, so you’re ready for today’s ever-changing design landscape. Gain industry experience even before you graduate through the Design Bureau or our partners at the Design Factory Melbourne.

Our graduates have gone on to become leading figures, shaping the future of the design industry, both locally and abroad. 

Why study with us?

Top 50 in the world for art and design*

 Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud#

5-star rating for UG overall experience^

Design study guide

Design study guide

Courses covering different design disciplines to give aspiring designers a wide range of career options.
Join global innovation projects at Design Factory Melbourne

Student experience

Discover Ethan and Katie's Swinburne adventure, which took them to Stanford University, California as part of their honours year at Design Factory Melbourne.

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    World renowned for Design


    Swinburne continues to be recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Ranked at equal number 40 for Art and Design, Swinburne has improved by more than 10 places since 2017. Swinburne’s ongoing success stems from initiatives such as The Design Factory Melbourne, in partnership with the Global Design Network.

*2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

#First uni in Australia where students get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and over 20 different apps


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