Arts, Design & Architecture – UNSW Sydney

We have ranked 1st in Australia for Performing Arts and 35th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment, in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
QS World University Rankings, 2024
AFR Top100 Future Leaders Awards, 2023
QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023
The world faces monumental challenges. It always has. But if you look around, progress is everywhere. People are coming together, imagining a better future. From design that advances healthcare, to sustainable cities and equal access to education, the progress we make together can improve people’s lives worldwide. 

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.
Postgraduate research
Short courses
The ADA2051 Foundational Strategy outlines how we’ll deliver our mission to realise our vision. In this strategic framework, we set out the way we’ll use our knowledge and skills to create a sustainable, connected, healthy and socially just world.
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.
Artwork by Leilani Tallulah Knight, “U going to listen now?”, 2021
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Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 93851000

UNSW CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G
TEQSA Provider ID: PRV12055
ABN: 57 195 873 179
UNSW is located on the unceded territory of the Bidjigal (Kensington campus), Gadigal (City and Paddington Campuses) and Ngunnawal peoples (UNSW Canberra) who are the Traditional Owners of the lands where each campus of UNSW is situated.
The Uluru Statement