Creative Boom recently named Melbourne one of the world's top 10 'creative cities' alongside Barcelona - the location of our partner campus. You can read the full article here, or explore their fantastic overview of the creative highlights of our wonderful city (reproduced in part below).
Melbourne is the ideal location to study the design arts. From fashion and graphic design, to visual arts and interior design, Melbourne students are surrounded by businesses, people and opportunities that give them an edge in the design world for their future creative careers.
by Leyla Muratovic, Creative Boom
Ever thought of visiting, or even moving to, Melbourne? If not, perhaps you should. Because of all the world’s great cities, this cool and artsy jewel in Australia’s crown is perhaps the one most in tune with the creative soul.
Boasting a huge and lively creative community, Melbourne is effortlessly hip, and unabashedly multicultural, liberal, bohemian and progressive. The cultural, art and design capital of the continent, it’s packed with inspiring galleries, dynamic creative hubs, spectacular street art, a thriving live music scene, and a diverse collection of neighbourhoods, all infused with the Australian ‘can-do’ attitude that means it never sits still for a moment.
Established in 1835, Melbourne’s a relatively young city and its population is surprisingly young too; at the last count, half of them were under 36. At one time the world’s richest city, following the gold rush of the 1850s, it boasts some stunning Victorian architecture, and its inner city is the most European of any you’ll find down under. Public transport is cheap, safe and reliable, and all tram rides within the city centre are completely free, offering a great way to access the huge variety of galleries, cafes, bookshops and music venues.