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Design Stream

UNSW Foundation Studies offers two Design Streams. Students wishing to undertake a degree with the Faculty of Built Environment (e.g. Architecture) should undertake the Design and Architecture Stream. Students wishing to undertake a Design degree at UNSW Art & Design or a degree not requiring a mathematics prerequisite should undertake the Fine Arts Stream.

Design and Architecture: for students intending to study a degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Planning
*Fine Arts: for students intending to study a Design degree requiring NO mathematics

* Fine Arts will no longer be offered from 2020 onwards

'The world is changing in ways where designers are going to play a big role in enhancing technology and sustainability and I want to be part of it.'

- Fiona from China

UNSW Foundation Studies Design Stream

2020 Streams of Study

Design Stream for Standard, Standard Plus and Extended

Design & Architecture Stream for Transition Program

SubjectsUnitsDesign & Architecture
Academic English10



Computing for Design10

Total Units



Popular Degree Programs

These are the degrees you could be doing in UNSW Sydney upon successful completion of your Foundation program in the Design stream.

Architectural Studies, Interior or Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Media Arts, Design, Art Theory, Fine Arts, Planning, Construction Management and Property, Media, Social Science. A full list of programs can be found here.


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