Design has a vital role in shaping a fast-moving world: it’s about applied creativity, engagement and collaboration, as well as the art and craft of making. ANU Design responds to the opportunities and challenges of our rapidly changing world, and draws inspiration from the incredible new forms of design that are emerging. ANU Design is about the future of design, and the BLUEPRINT Showcase is your opportunity to show how you are creating that future.


ANU Design combines the latest digital technologies with hands-on making in printmaking, photography, video, animation, ceramics, wood, glass, metal-smithing, textiles, drawing, sculpture and painting. Recognising this diversity, BLUEPRINT will showcase all types of design: physical or digital, visual or 3-dimensional, practical or playful.


The list includes:

  • graphic design
  • architecture
  • web design
  • game design
  • product design
  • interior design
  • interaction design
  • fashion
  • textiles
  • furniture
  • ceramics
  • jewellery
  • and hybrids.

The range of formats is just as broad and includes:

  • drawings
  • models
  • photography
  • websites
  • software
  • video
  • 3D CAD
  • objects
  • garments
  • or any other form your design comes in.
awarded to designs of excellence


BLUEPRINT provides a platform for the innovative design and making being produced by Canberra’s college students. As a way to further highlight exceptional design work, $5000 will be awarded in the following categories:

Innovation + Execution

Design that represents innovative thinking and expert execution.

Digital + Material

Design that demonstrates a novel combination of digital and material processes.

Sustainability + Ethics

Design that identifies and responds to issues of sustainability or ethics.

Engagement + Impact

Design that engages with real contexts and audiences.

Awards will be presented at the BLUEPRINT exhibition closing.


Gallery Exhibition

The BLUEPRINT exhibition will be hosted at the ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery. Exhibition runs 10th-23rd August 2017. Deliver physical works to the Gallery between 2nd-4th August.

Online Showcase

The BLUEPRINT website will offer a rich interactive showcase and allow viewers to learn more about each of the entries.

Awards Announced

$5000 in awards will be announced at the closing celebration. Join us at 6pm Wednesday 23rd August, ANU School of Art & Design.


Book A Workshop

ANU Design offers a free student workshop on best practices for preparing a design folio - ideal for BLUEPRINT entries as well as gearing up for university application. Art and Design teachers, contact us here to organise for ANU Design staff to visit your school.

Visit SOA&D

The ANU School of Art & Design has an active outreach program offering a variety of options for student visits and on-site workshops. Art and Design teachers, contact our Outreach staff for more information.


View the FAQ page here.