Welcome to Art & Design

Study at UNSW School of Art & Design

Explore undergraduate and Honours degrees in Visual Arts, Design, Animation & Moving Image, and Art Theory; and postgraduate and research degrees in Fine Arts, Design, Curating & Cultural Leadership, Animation & Visual Effects, and Simulation & Immersive Technologies.

UNSW Galleries is a venue for the 24th Biennale of Sydney, ‘Ten Thousand Suns', a major international contemporary art event.

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Biyani is a Tharawal word which means ‘women healing women’. It was chosen to name an Aboriginal women’s arts program led by Associate Professor Fabri Blacklock.

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Art & Design Alumna Marikit Santiago (Master of Fine Arts, 2017) has been named the recipient of the 2024 La Prairie Art Award, an acquisitive award championing Australian women artists. 

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Design lecturer Dr Trent Jansen has been included in the coveted VL50 List, recognising Australia’s best designers for 2024.

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What's on

Find out more about current exhibitions, register for upcoming events and read about the recent achievements of our students, staff and alumni.

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World-class facilities in Sydney's creative hub

As a student at UNSW School of Art & Design, you have access to world-class facilities, innovative resources and opportunities to study and work internationally.

Our specialist campus incorporates museum-standard galleries and state-of-the-art workshops, open studios and private workspaces, research and digital labs, lounges and collaboration spaces.

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design is situated in Paddington on land first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples. It has long been an important place of teaching, learning and creative exchange.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. We are honoured to be here.