Welcome from the Dean and Head of School Kate Hislop
Clever and creative design is needed now more than ever. At a time when environments are increasingly coming under threat, we have exciting strategic and instrumental opportunities to make a positive impact on the ways that we understand, shape and inhabit our built and natural landscapes. Preservation and enhancement of public and private realms; considered responses to global and local peoples and cultures; resourceful use of systems and materials; and smart application of technologies are at the forefront of our teaching and research efforts at the School of Design.
Western Australia is a unique place in which to learn and practice within the fields of art and design, and at UWA we distinctively bring these disciplines together. We offer dedicated studio spaces, leading workshop facilities, on-site technical expertise and a range of local and international study destinations. Here, students obtain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen careers, guided by dedicated staff internationally renowned as scholars and practitioners. Industry partners and professionals support the School in its mission to educate the next generation of architects, artists, art historians, landscape architects and urban designers. The future of work may be changing, but for these careers there will always be a place.
Look closely, think boldly, work skilfully, act generously. Join our vibrant community and make your future here.
Departments and Courses
We deliver courses and undertake research in two broad areas.
Visualising Batavia Silverware
Imaging and Analysing VOC’s Precious Metal Trade Objects for Mughal IndiaRead more
UWA Fine Arts graduates Annie Huang and Saleheh Gholami have been selected for the Hatched National Graduate Show 2020 opening July 10 at PICA. Hatched features work by recent visual arts graduates from institutions across Australia, and with only 24 students curated into the exhibition, having two of our graduates selected is a commendable achievement. Hatched runs from July 10 to October 18.