• Bachelor of Creative Media in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Communication

About Murdoch University

Murdoch University was founded in 1973 as Western Australia’s second university. It delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs to more than 23,000 students across campuses in Australia, Singapore and Dubai. The University is recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions and is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia.

General Information

Former Pixar animator and Murdoch University lecturer Simon Allen wants students to fulfil their dreams.

Mr Allen has more than 20 years’ experience in the film and games industry.

  • “Animating has allowed me to travel the world while learning from some of the best artists and it never feels like work to me. I can’t wait to get to work in the morning, it never gets tiring.”
  • Mr Allen has worked on five of Pixar’s Academy Award winning animated feature films – Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP, Cars 2 and Toy Story 3. He has also worked on 16 feature films including The Matrix: Revolutions and Constantine and on the Academy Award winning movie, Happy Feet.

Interesting Facts

  • Comprehensive World Rankings Top 500 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
  • University under 50 years of age – Top 100 Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings 2017.
  • Ranked in Top 70 of Asia-Pacific universities (Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2017).
  • Ranked in Top 70 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young Universities 2017).
  • 5 star rating for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide 2018).
  • More than 75 study abroad and exchange partners with foreign universities in 20 countries.


  • Bachelor of Creative Media in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Communication

Notable Alumni

  • Award-winning author Kim Scott.
  • Media personalities Basil Zempilas and James McHale.
  • Shaun Tay – CEO, FBC Group, Malaysia.
  • Seen Hau Tham – Head of Content and Planning and Production, KiniTV.