Design matters. That’s because it’s at the heart of contemporary culture and everyday lives, from the way we work through to the smart and sustainable use of technology. We know this. It’s why the UTS School of Design is now the top-ranked in NSW and 29th in the world.

Diploma of Design and Architecture course details

Direct entry into 1st year UTS Design, Architecture and Building
Direct entry into 1st year UTS Design, Architecture and Building

Direct entry into 1st year UTS Design, Architecture and Building

Part of the UTS family

Part of the UTS family

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Paths to UTS

The pathway you take to UTS will depend on your current academic and English qualifications.

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Degree majors

Receive 36 credit points towards any of the below UTS Design degrees:

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design in Photography
  • Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design in Animation
  • Bachelor of Design in Product Design
  • Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles
  • Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

Career prospects

  • Architect 
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Architect
  • Photography and Situated Media
  • Visual Communication
  • Landscape Architect

Alumni success

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Yiying studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. She is now the Founder at YIYING LU & Design Lecturer of Program of Creativity + Innovation at New York University, Shanghai.

I think the UTS degree was a nice blend of both practical and intellectual. It provided me with industry skills and problem solving. It encouraged me to experiment, fail, reflect, eventually create and innovate.

Yiying studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. She is now the Founder at YIYING LU & Design Lecturer of Program of Creativity + Innovation at New York University, Shanghai.

Robby studied Diploma of Graphic Design at UTS Insearch and Bachelor of Design at UTS. He is now the Senior Womenswear Designer at Kenzo.

UTS doesn’t only focus on the creative aspects of design but also the practical and technical dimensions which enable a designer to create something from an idea.

Robby studied Diploma of Graphic Design at UTS Insearch and Bachelor of Design at UTS. He is now the Senior Womenswear Designer at Kenzo.

Sam studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. He is now the Co-Founder of Sitemate.

UTS provided all of these support mechanisms, which I needed in order to grow in those early days. If I hadn't had that I probably wouldn't be where I am now.

Sam studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. He is now the Co-Founder of Sitemate.

Katrina studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. She is now the Apparel Designer at Adidas.

UTS provided me with the ideal mix of a practical and theoretical environment. I had access to technology, a print room and professional studios.

Katrina studied Bachelor of Design at UTS. She is now the Apparel Designer at Adidas.