Bachelor of Design in your chosen specialisation

Automotive Design
Collaborative Design
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Shortest full-time duration

3 years

Lowest ATAR


Lowest Selection Rank


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Design is a constantly evolving discipline and concerns itself with the improvement of humanity, adding value to our culture and contributing to the economy. We offer four different specialisations in Design, so you can build a high level of design expertise in the area that interests you most. You don’t have to choose now though – you’ll do that during or after your first year after you’ve had a chance to explore them all.

  • Communication design: Great designers are great storytellers. Become the bold, imaginative communication designer who informs and motivates the world through creative media.
  • Industrial design: Innovate, improve and enhance the products, systems and services we use every day.
  • Spatial design: Combine your creative ideas with design thinking techniques to make dynamic spaces for people to inhabit.
  • Collaborative design: Collaborative design combines the best of each design specialisation. Apply your multidisciplinary skills across a broad range of applications and media.

This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Design group.

Graduate career opportunities

Career options for graduates include: graphic designer, multimedia designer, web designer, UX designer, art director, interaction designer, information designer, publisher, advertiser, packaging designer, animator, television and motion graphics designer, industrial designer, interior designer, spatial designer, visual merchandiser, stage / set production designer, experience designer, and museum and exhibition designer. Learn how our global alumni are making their mark in the world.

Work-based placements available as part of the course

The entire second semester of second year is electives – you could pick any of the hundreds of units on offer from across Monash University, including the opportunity to undertake an internship with a local design agency.

Additional information

At MADA you’ll join a collaborative community of creative practitioners. We’re located in the unique creative precinct at the Caulfield campus, alongside the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), MADA Gallery and Student Galleries. In between classes, unwind with your peers on the Caulfield Green or enjoy live music from the Sound Shell. We’re just 15 minutes from Flinders Street Station, or if you’re into cycling there’s a safe lock-up space and shower and changing facilities on campus.

Facilities and staff

We offer innovative facilities, equipment and specialised tools, including a robotic manufacturing studio, 3D printers, a glass studio and maker spaces. In addition, you’ll have access to an extensive library of art, design, and architecture books and resources in the newly-refurbished library. At MADA, you'll learn from the best, with renowned academic staff guiding your creative journey.

Course fees
Scholarships available

Monash’s scholarships program is one of the most generous in Australia. Our scholarships celebrate the accomplishments of the country's highest achieving secondary school students, whilst providing a substantial number of scholarships to assist those who have experienced educational disadvantage to participate and succeed at Monash. Further information regarding Monash scholarships is available at


The Diploma of Art and Design at Monash College is a pathway in to the Bachelor of Design.