Design the future you want

We’ve reshaped many of our undergraduate degrees to unlock your creative thinking and empower you to channel it into action. UNSW Portfolio Entry is now offered for more of our degrees, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion and talent, alongside your ATAR.

ADA student works with a collaborative robot.
  • Top 50

    QS World University Rankings, 2022

  • Most
    employable students

    AFR Top100 Future Leaders Awards, 2022

  • Top 5
    in Australia for Arts and Humanities

    QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022

Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion, we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth.

We listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, places and cultures to enable lives with purpose.

ADA2051 is a strategic framework that outlines how we’ll deliver our mission to realise our vision. How we are going to listen, challenge, create and share diverse knowledge about people, place and cultures so that we are able to seek and solve problems to improve life on earth. To start to fulfil this bold mission, we’re joining with Massive Change Network (MCN), a global design studio focused on solving complex problems for a better future. Led by internationally renowned designers and strategists, Bruce Mau and Aiyemobisi Williams, we’re embarking on a collaboration with MCN called Massive Action Sydney

Study with us

We have a diverse range of disciplines where you’ll develop unique and career-ready skills. Together, we’ll turn creativity and critical thinking into real-life solutions.

With us, you’ll challenge and be challenged to push the way you think about people, places and cultures. You’ll thrive in an open, supportive and inclusive community that encourages and celebrates your difference.

Our impact

Upcoming events

  • Tue 13 Dec 6:30pm - 7:45pm 13 Dec, Roundhouse UNSW Sydney

    Behrouz Boochani: Freedom, Only Freedom

  • Sun 18 Dec 9:00am - 5:00pm 18 Dec - 20 Dec, UNSW Kensington

    Asian Pacific Forum on Translation & Intercultural Studies

  • Sat 14 Jan 10:00am - 5:00pm 14 Jan - 23 April, UNSW Galleries

    THE PARTY Exhibition

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW Sydney’s Kensington and Paddington campuses are built on Aboriginal Lands.

We pay our respects to the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples who are the Custodians of these lands. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their continuing and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities.

As a community, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have survived and thrived through centuries of systemic injustice, exclusion, and erasure. As a new faculty, it is our priority to develop an Indigenous Strategy that is collaboratively developed, productive and purposeful to affect long-term change in the educational outcomes of Indigenous students and the intellectual and cultural integrity of Indigenous teaching and research across the faculty. 

Read more about UNSW’s Indigenous Strategy. Please get in touch to be part of these developments and stay tuned as we share more information about our Indigenous Strategy.

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