Design Courses

The APDG understands it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to design courses and how to make the first step towards working in the industry. The APDG has built relationships with a number of tertiary institutions across Australia, particularly those who specialise in design courses for screen, live performance and digital production.

Design courses evolve and change each academic year so it is important to research the individual institutions and courses on offer to ensure they suit your interests and potential career path. This list is a guide and the APDG does not specifically endorse a particular institution or course for your individual circumstances.

CONTACT US if you would like further information or if you would like to speak to one of our National Executive about getting started in the industry, or if you are an education institute and are offering a new course.

Education and Training Institutions

AFTRS students give their insights on the production design course

AFTRS is a proud sponsor of the APDG

Emerging designers at the APDG Awards

Each year the APDG recognises exceptional talent across screen, live performance, events and digital production. A number of awards are given to emerging designers. See the acceptance speech from the 10th Anniversary Awards recipient Morgan Moroney.

Life after design school

Emerging Design Screen Representatives Lauren Kheir and Emily Jansz, and diversity representatives Reilly O’Loughlin and Wei Guo discuss life beyond design school, career paths and expectations and what it means to work in the screen industry in 2023.