The School of Art & Design is recognised as one of the world’s leading art and design schools, with an outstanding record for producing critically acclaimed artists, designers and media creators.
We lead Australia with a focus on media innovation and emerging technologies.
Our approach is interdisciplinary, advancing tradition and challenging existing thinking. At UNSW School of Art & Design we foreground experimentation and exploration, fostering collaboration across science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences.
Our school is comprised of renowned practitioners, researchers and thinkers spanning contemporary visual arts, creativity and culture, design and innovation. Our intensive and rigorous art, design and media programs are studio-practice based and industry-engaged.
We inspire future leaders by equipping our students with the skills and capacity for creative thinking so they can make their critical mark on the world.
Our teaching utilises the latest methods, underpinned by leading-edge technology and an innovative learning environment to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers.
The School of Art & Design is an internationally recognised centre for arts-led transdisciplinary research in science and technology, our strengths span Art Theory and Criticism; Film, Television and Digital Media; Visual Arts and Crafts.
We have initiated pioneering research programs in immersive interactive environments, visualisation, robotics, art and politics, Indigenous knowledge and global issues, all housed within our National Institute for Experimental Arts.
Our school and students are drawn from more than 60 countries globally and together we are Australia’s largest community of art and design practitioners, researchers, educators and students.
We are a school within UNSW Sydney, a leading Australian Group of Eight research-intensive university and member of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the prestigious Global Alliance of Technological Universities consortiums.