Monash named among the best maker schools in the world

Photo: D-Fab Workshop

Monash University is the only Victorian university to have been named as one of the best maker schools in higher education, by Make: Magazine.

This is an important acknowledgement of the work we do here at Monash Art, Design and Architecture.

We are a community of makers and creative practitioners. Our studio-based degrees are focused on helping our students develop the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Not only do we have great facilities but, more importantly, we integrate the use of these into our learning and ensure they are accessible to our students.

Our inclusion on Make: Magazine’s list of the Best Maker Schools in Higher Education recognises that.

Make: Magazine compiles the list by recommendation through a survey of an international community of educators, administrators, students and maker leaders. To be included, we had to demonstrate excellence or competency across a range of areas:

  • Integrated learning through doing orientation
  • Mentoring/ guidance/ coaching for making
  • Physical maker spaces/ fablabs/ workshops/ studios
  • Accessible spaces and tools that support independent, collaborative projects
  • A diverse, active community of makers

“Across Monash, but especially in a creative, practice-based faculty like ours, this is an independent validation of our hard work to ensure our students can experiment with processes, engage in prototyping, and create impactful interventions,” says Robbie Napper, Deputy Head, Department of Design and Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Industrial Design.

Find out more about our Art, Design and Architecture facilities and technical workshops and how they are used as part of our teaching.

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