39 Best Art & Design schools in Australia

Below is the list of best universities in Australia ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 646K citations received by 45.4K academic papers made by 39 universities in Australia was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    52,789
    Founded
    1850
  2. For Art & Design

    University of Melbourne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1853
  3. For Art & Design

    University of New South Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1949
  4. For Art & Design

    University of Queensland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    48,771
    Founded
    1909
  5. For Art & Design

    Monash University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  6. For Art & Design

    Australian National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1946
  7. For Art & Design

    RMIT University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1887
  8. For Art & Design

    University of Wollongong logo
    Enrollment
    31,313
    Founded
    1975
  9. For Art & Design

    University of Technology Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1965
  10. For Art & Design

    Queensland University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1989
  11. For Art & Design

    Griffith University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1971
  12. For Art & Design

    Deakin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1974
  13. For Art & Design

    Macquarie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    38,747
    Founded
    1964
  14. For Art & Design

    Curtin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    58,216
    Founded
    1966
  15. For Art & Design

    University of Newcastle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  16. For Art & Design

    La Trobe University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1964
  17. For Art & Design

    University of Western Australia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1911
  18. For Art & Design

    University of South Australia logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  19. For Art & Design

    Flinders University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  20. For Art & Design

    Western Sydney University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    37,426
    Founded
    1989
  21. For Art & Design

    University of Tasmania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    33,879
    Founded
    1890
  22. For Art & Design

    University of Adelaide logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1874
  23. For Art & Design

    Swinburne University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  24. For Art & Design

    Edith Cowan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  25. For Art & Design

    Charles Sturt University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1989
  26. For Art & Design

    Murdoch University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  27. For Art & Design

    James Cook University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  28. For Art & Design

    Victoria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1990
  29. For Art & Design

    University of Southern Queensland logo
    Enrollment
    18,388
    Founded
    1967
  30. For Art & Design

    University of Canberra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  31. For Art & Design

    Australian Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  32. For Art & Design

    University of New England, Australia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1938
  33. For Art & Design

    Southern Cross University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1994
  34. For Art & Design

    Central Queensland University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  35. For Art & Design

    University of the Sunshine Coast logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  36. For Art & Design

    Bond University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1987
  37. For Art & Design

    Federation University Australia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1870
  38. For Art & Design

    Charles Darwin University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  39. For Art & Design

    University of Notre Dame Australia logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989

The best cities to study Art & Design in Australia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Sydney, Melbourne, St Lucia, and Clayton.