Western Sydney University
welcome to the
Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole design studio is a part of the dynamic School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University; a place where students in the final year of the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) program heighten their design practice in a professional learning environment. In the Rabbit Hole, our learning partners and students work together on live projects with tangible outcomes, providing a bridge between study and work life.

how far are you willing to go?

In the Rabbit Hole, design students in their final year
of study advance their higher-level skills as emerging
graphic designers by working on projects as junior
designers, with their tutors as creative directors.
A range of creative briefs from brand identity,
packaging, digital content and campaign design are
offered each semester, and every student is allocated
a position based on their existing disciplinary strengths
and future career aspirations.

about the studio

Established in 2007, the award-winning Rabbit Hole provides opportunities for students to work on projects with real world implications. We’ve recently worked with the following external learning partners:

Australian Hearing, ATSI Services (2017)
Bayside Council Library (2017)
Cancer Council – Western Sydney (2015)
Forensic Medical Unit, Blacktown Hospital (2015)
Headspace – Mt Druitt, Penrith, Parramatta (2015)
Lifeline – Macarthur (2016)
Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School (2016)
Penrith Performing and Visual Arts (2017)
Penrith Regional Arts Gallery & The Lewers Bequest (2016)
Persian International Film Festival (2017)
Show Me the Way (2016-current)
Queen of Hearts Community Foundation (2017)
RU OK? Day (2017)
Sydney Water (2016-2017)
The Westies (2015)

To get involved in the Rabbit Hole as a learning partner, please contact Katrina Sandbach k.sandbach@westernsydney.edu.au


We work on a range of projects that span brand identity, campaign, event, exhibition, packaging and publication. Take a closer look at our past achievements.


Rabbit Hole Design Studio

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Building EA, Room EA.2.02

Parramatta South Campus

Western Sydney University



For all enquiries:

Katrina Sandbach

Director of Academic Program, Design