Explore, imagine and create cities, cultures and communities

UWA’s School of Design is a collaboration of creative thinkers and makers that includes landscape architects, urban designers, experimental artists, historians and architects. We inspire our students and graduates to be boundary-breakers, navigating knowledge, cultures, habitats and landscapes to the benefit of our communities and environments.

Our School is future-focused and comprehensively prepares graduates for a successful entry into their chosen career of design.

From a unique place, we imagine cities, cultures and communities.

Explore, experiment and create with us.

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. 

Disciplines and Courses

We deliver courses and research in the following areas

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Fine Arts

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Landscape Architecture

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Urban Design

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History of Art

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Building Information Modelling


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Bio-based Materials Design Lab

The BBMLab is a multicultural and interdisciplinary community that conducts cutting-edge research, develops solutions and fosters innovation

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Visualising Batavia Silverware

Imaging and analysing VOC's previous metal trade objects for Mughal India

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East Pilbara Arts Centre

EPAC provides Martumili artists with a purpose-built creative facility for cultural expression, education, public exhibitions and the sale of work


Batavia Silverware on ABC Radio

Summer Exhibition 2023

The Great Spaghetti Challenge 2023

Big Achievement in Competitive Field

Prix Ars Electronica 2023

Congratulations MORQ!

Events and community engagement

Witness of Arts

An exhibition by postgraduate student Tami Xiang on the completion of her PhD project.

29 April - 17 May 2024
Closing Party, 6pm, 10 May
Cullity Gallery, UWA School of Design


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The Strelley Mob

9 May - 8 July 2024
John Curtin Gallery

A team of animators from the School of Design have been working with Nyangumarta Traditional Owners to animate stories of everyday life, the Pilbara 1946 Strike, and the Dreaming. 

Register for Opening Night

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LA30 Website

Celebrating 30 years of Landscape Architecture at UWA

Find out more

UWA School of Design Catalogues

Summer Exhibition 2023

Summer Exhibition 2023

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Our alumni

Emilia Galatis

Abel Feleke

Christina Chau

Jenny Watson

Joe Bean

Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard

Connect with the School of Design

Contact the School of Design

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Ground Floor, ALVA Building, Corner of Hampden Road and Stirling Highway



Weekdays 9am to 5pm