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Undergraduate design

Right now, the world needs designers to show us new perspectives that bring people together. Are you ready to create impactful designs that shape culture and provoke change?

The world needs humanity

A designer can show us surprising new perspectives, an animator can find ways to connect people from all around the world, and a photographer can show us the reality of communities and cultures we may not even be aware of.

Great design enhances our homes and our work, and the way we engage and connect with the world around us.

Right now, the world needs designers to show us new perspectives that bring people together. Are you ready to create impactful designs that shape culture and provoke change?

Why study design at Curtin?

Facilities

Hone your craft and bring your ideas to life in our brand-new School of Design and the Built Environment equipped with the latest in technology.

Real-world learning

Participate in real world learning through industry based projects and internships all while building a comprehensive portfolio to showcase your work to future employers.

Flexible degrees

Our flexible degree options allow you to specialise in other design areas and the arts, languages or business so you can add a competitive edge to your future career.

Study a Bachelor of Design

If you want to make a difference – by presenting different perspectives, unique expressions and alternative realities – explore our Bachelor of Design and put your passion to work.

Learn more about our design majors:

Applications now open for Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open for Semester 2, 2024

You can apply directly to Curtin to start your course in Semester 2, 2024.

If you’re currently a year 12 student planning to commence studying in Semester 1, 2025 you can apply through TISC! You may even be eligible for an early offer.

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Advertising and Design

In this new major you’ll learn how to drive the development of creative advertising and capture consumers’ imagination and attention with your designs.

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Design Innovation and Fabrication

In this new major you’ll learn how to design and produce prototypes of the things that people want, from mobile phones and furniture to children’s toys and self-driving cars. Plus you’ll get the chance to use our brand new Makerspace facilities to build your prototypes.

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What careers can I get with a design degree?

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in design our degree will provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your career anywhere in the world.

You’ll learn to design through project based activities using industry standard equipment, technologies and media platforms. You’ll graduate with a comprehensive portfolio that demonstrates your skills to future employers.

Upon completion of your degree you could work in the following industries: media, advertising, marketing, publishing, animation and motion graphics, fashion, events, gaming, film and TV, manufacturing, consumer appliances and electronics and more. The possibilities are endless.

Hear from one of our graduates

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“For me, art has always been more than just personal expression, but as a form of communal expression for a cultural moment. Whenever there’s change, art and design are at the forefront of that movement. And that inspired me to use the art and design skills that I learned at Curtin for activism and to be a voice for those whose voices are unheard.

Through the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship, I had the opportunity to volunteer for three months in Uganda. This involved volunteering as a media consultant, shooting documentaries and taking photos to raise funds and awareness for an international NGO. This work experience acted as the springboard for my career in humanitarian media work by building a portfolio which increased my employability in this industry.”

Marcus Wong, Bachelor of Arts (Screen Arts and Creative Advertising and Graphic Design)

Discover the new home of design and built environment

The School of Design and the Built Environment has an amazing new home on campus. Located in the Exchange Precinct, building 418 is a contemporary learning space, equipped with the latest tech in assembly and prototyping to bring your designs to life. For its environmentally sustainable design, it was awarded a 6 star rating, placing it among the most efficient buildings in Australia. With new study areas and Tucker Fresh IGA next door, 418 might just be your favourite spot to spend time on campus.

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Portfolio entry

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, find out how portfolio entry could offer you a flexible pathway into our Bachelor of Design.

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What careers can I get with a design degree?

What careers can I get with a design degree?