Putting imagination to work begins with creative innovation.

We believe design has the power to define our spaces, products, culture and beyond. That’s why we offer design courses at Swinburne.

Our design courses invite you to harness your imagination and participate in the innovative design thinking that will define the 21st century. We provide the knowledge you need to combine creativity with business sense and insight. We also partner with industry to give you hands-on skills in your study area. You may choose to apply your learning to advertising, places and spaces, products and more: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace.

A design course could lead to a future in advertising, animation, industrial design, interior design, website and app design, furniture design and more.

We think it’s an experience that makes the adventure worth taking.
Come, see for yourself.

Students walking down John Street at Hawthorn campus on a bright, sunny day.

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. 

Student experiences

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

Learn more about the Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

Student work

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