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Bachelor of Design Arts

The Bachelor of Design Arts was developed for exclusive delivery by the Academy of Design. It is one of only two undergraduate degrees in Design Arts available in Australia, and the only such degree offered in Victoria. In January 2018, the Academy will relocate to a new campus - a refurbished, heritage-listed warehouse designed especially for design arts education.   

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The Academy's unique Bachelor of Design Arts is a nationally recognised, government-accredited course allowing students to take major/sub-major combinations in the following programs:


  • An integrated program that provides a balance of major, sub-major, core, contextual and professional studies
  • A choice of 5 sub-majors, providing a wider range of career options
  • Work experience in the design industry from second year of study
  • Trimester academic calendar, allowing students to obtain their degree in just two years, or three years at a traditional pace
  • Opportunity for students to undertake part of their studies abroad, either via short-term study tour or trimester-long exchange with our LCI Education network partner institutions 

How to Apply

There are two entry routes to the Academy of Design Australia: either Academic Entry or Creative Entry. To apply for the Bachelor of Design Arts, you must apply directly to the Academy using our application form. 

We are currently taking enrolments for a Trimester 1 (February), 2 (June) or 3 (September) start in 2018. 

Find out more about how to apply, or about our start dates for Trimesters 1, 2 or 3 in 2018.

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