School of Design

School of Design

Our school is internationally recognised as a leader in design education, research and practice.

Welcome to RMIT's School of Design

Our impressive academic team, deep industry connections and leading edge facilities allow us to provide leadership in new and emerging fields of design. Across our undergraduate to research degrees, we have a rich community of interdisciplinary collaboration and individual creative exploration.

Our design disciplines

Communication Design

Shape communication across all aspects of contemporary society, from commercial, entertainment, and education, to environmental, cultural and civic sectors.

Industrial Design

Investigate contemporary, cultural and environmental aspects of design and technology and gain the skills and knowledge you need to develop your ideas into commercially viable ventures.

Digital Design

Contemporary digital design theory and practice, including digital content, animation, games, interactive and sound design.

Our programs

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs across our core disciplines.

Why study Design at RMIT?

Multi-disciplined design study

Including game design, animation, communication, digital and industrial design.

#1 for design in the Southern Hemisphere

Industry partnerships

#12 in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS Rankings).

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Maddison Ryder wins Waste Design Challenge

"Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) graduate Maddison Ryder’s ‘Lettuce Eat’ project was the winner in the Tertiary category at the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge, held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on Tuesday, 19th March."

Our facilities

Digital Design Studios

RMIT boasts brand new animation and games design studios with a state-of-the-art media precinct home to industry-standard technology.

Communication Design Studios

Dedicated studio facilities with state-of-the-art design and printing equipment. Access to photography, editing and production suites for cross-discipline projects.

Industrial Design Studios

World class industrial design facilities tailored for orientations of service emulating global best practice.

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Industry partners



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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer