About

Driven to create a new generation of designers the industry is searching for, Hunter Design School offers a comprehensive program that challenges what currently exists, moving students into design thinking that disrupts current market trends and creates new ideas.

The only private design school in the Hunter Region, HDS offers a range of full and part time studies in subjects related to Interior Design, Graphic Design and Colour Design. Learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think, as our trainers challenge the creative mind and push the boundaries of design.

Using technology as a tool rather than a driver, creates endless opportunities for HDS Students to graduate with a diversity of design platforms.  We offer both nationally and industry accredited programs, delivered in an environment we believe is vital in design education; face to face delivery, peer learning and collaboration, small class sizes, practical and strategical learning, creative training facilities, portfolio focus and current industry trainers who actively work in the industry.

You’ll find us behind the big yellow door in Newcastle’s buzzing West End design and cultural precinct, with neighbours such as co-working hub for creative innovators, Innx. It’s an environment that feeds creativity, inspires collaboration, and cements our region as one of the most desirable locations for work and play in the world. Whether you’re blessed enough to be considering the benefits of studying in your own coastal backyard or thinking of making a move to this growing metropolitan city, HDS really is where you should be heading.

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

− Ayn Rand

"Technology over technique produces emotionless design."

− Daniel Mall

"The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness."

− Msddimo Vignrlli