About us

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We're one of Australia’s largest, most dynamic and most diverse creative art, design and media schools. We offer more disciplines and interdisciplinary study opportunities than any other Australian creative school.

Meet our people

Made up of artists, designers and digital creators.

We aspire to be the world leader in educating artists, designers and digital media creators.

Using the latest teaching methods, underpinned by leading-edge technology and an innovative learning environment, we hope to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers. Our programs are based in studio practice and are industry relevant, while our pioneering research programs range from immersive interactive environments to Indigenous knowledge and global issues.
Professor Edward Scheer
Head of School

Our campus

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Our history

For more than 180 years, UNSW School of Art & Design – variously known as Sydney Technical College, the National Art School, Alexander Mackie College and the City Art Institute – has been committed to education, practice and research in art and design.

Our history
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Our graduates

Our graduates secure careers in the cultural and creative industries across Australia and internationally. Our graduates are making contributions to some of the most influential and prestigious organisations shaping the creative world today.

Our graduates

Art & Design residencies

The UNSW Art & Design Residency Program invites outstanding artists, designers, educators, curators, creative researchers and scholars to join our community. Our aim is to deepen the knowledge and experience of students and higher degree research candidates across our disciplines.

Our residencies
Christine Wiltshier creating Mistake Making artwork at Art and Design

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.