Design has become an integral part of our connected world. Design skills are now being employed to creatively tackle all kinds of social, environmental, economic and communication challenges.Find out more
Rated 5 stars for teaching quality by our graduates for 12 years in a row.
We're one of the best young universities in the world under 50 years old.
Australia's top public university for undergraduate teaching quality and one of the best for student experience.
ECU is ranked second in Australia for teaching quality, skills development and quality of educational experience in the Creative Arts discipline.
QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching), is an annual government survey that measures a range of student experience factors across all Australian higher education institutions.
ECU is also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate teaching quality in 2019.
Study world ready
In our Bachelor of Design course you can major in Animation, Environmental and Spatial Design, Games and Interactivity or Graphic Design, while learning how to manage projects and clients and other skills you’ll need to adapt to a rapidly-changing industry.
"My life is all about art and creativity. It’s what I live for"
Studying at ECU has totally changed my perspective on what design is.
I've learned methods that helped me explore different ways to approach my collection, my research and my interaction with other designers and artists.
"I constantly find myself looking at signs and symbols and thinking, oh, this could be designed better"
And thinking, "What if we did this?" I was always a visual artist and I just wanted to figure out a way to get a consistent income working in that field.
Through the units in my degree, especially the Fremantle-based unit, The Happiness Project, I realised it wasn't just about graphic design. For me, it's about design communication, designing systems and figuring out how to help people – asking why are we doing this? Who does it affect? How is it helpful? Thinking with empathy.
I'd always wanted to help people, but I never thought as a creative that I would find a way to both earn an income and do that.