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Society & Design facilities

Designed to help you learn differently  

Our Faculty of Society & Design (FSD) encapsulates everything from communication to construction, so it’s no wonder that we have curated an eclectic collection of buildings and learning facilities that support students across each of these programs. You could say we really have it all!  

Our newest learning and teaching facility, the Society & Design Precinct, provides a sustainable home for classes and small-group learning. The distinctive and purpose-built Abedian School of Architecture Building is equipped with individual workspaces for each student, and a digital fabrication and robotics laboratory. Our specialised film and television studios are fitted with Hollywood-standard equipment, and all students have access to an extensive equipment loan store to support their studies. Whatever you study, and whatever your aspirations are, you’ll have a full suite of unrivalled facilities at your fingertips throughout your time at Bond – discover them now.

Society & Design precinct

The Society & Design precinct is a new facility pioneering eco-friendly design and a collaborative, flexible approach to learning. With unique spaces that can be arranged to suit each individual class’s needs, this building is adaptable, perhaps harking back to its origins – many of the spaces, including the indoor-outdoor space, were constructed using recycled materials! There are places to spend time with friends, study together, eat lunch and more, as well as classrooms and computer labs all outfitted with the latest audio-visual technologies.

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Take a tour of the Society & Design precinct

Join Andie-Lee and Sean as they roam around the all-new Society & Design precinct and check out some of the innovative (and eco-friendly!) learning facilities within. 

Architecture facilities

Abedian School of Architecture building

Our Abedian School of Architecture building provides architecture students with a creative place to learn. Students gain an exceptional learning experience through the collaborative design studio environment facilitated by the building's design, as well as innovative workshop and other facilities. Designed by globally-recognised and renowned architects Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, its construction was made possible with generous donations from patron Dr Soheil Abedian, Sunland Group.

FSD Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab)

Located within the Abedian School of Architecture building, the Fabrication Lab – also known as the FabLab – is a fully-equipped machine shop that offers power tools, hand tools and wood processing machinery to students within the architecture and built environment disciplines. Designed with a strong focus on digital technology, the workshop and assembly space facilitates both independent and collaborative work and are continually upgraded with new machinery to keep up with industry trends.

Robotics Laboratory (RobotLab)

Adjacent to the FabLab is the Robotics Laboratory (RobotLab), housing three ABB industrial robot arms that can also be used for fabrication projects. The smaller class sizes mean that students have access to one-on-one training and support and consequently, become competent very quickly.

Architecture: machines, materials, safety and training

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Explore our architecture facilities

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Behind the scenes in the Fabrication Laboratory

Creative facilities

Creative facilities

Film and TV studios

Want to make a music video, film your showreel or direct and create a film from start to finish? It’s all possible here at Bond, in our state-of-the-art film and television studios. This is one of the most modern and comprehensive facilities in South East Queensland, and gives students access to a range of resources, including high-end cameras, editing stations, audio mixing suites, computer programs, an equipment loan store and even a fully equipped three-camera digital television studio.

The Creative Hub

Bond University and Screen Queensland have jointly launched an Australian-first co-working space, the Creative Hub. This innovative collaboration will see screen industry creatives such as filmmakers, producers, writers, and game developers, working alongside students and sharing green screens, boardrooms, and office space. Located at Bond University’s Gold Coast campus. Screen Queensland (SQ) is a government-owned company that invests in and supports the Queensland screen industry.

Equipment Loan Store

The Equipment Loan Store has the largest amount of equipment per student than any other educational facility in Australia. Students of Film and Television and Journalism can loan a vast range of industry-standard lighting, camera, and sound equipment including tripods, mobile journalism (mojo) gear, cameras, Stedicam video cameras, microphones, boom microphones, field recorders, field monitors, and drones.

Journalism Newsroom

Our Journalism Newsroom is an innovative space where inspired journalism students can write their stories surrounded by published works from their peers and established professionals.

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Explore Bond’s film & television studios

Lights, camera, action! Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) 2019 winner and Bachelor of Film and Television student Austin Macfarlane takes us around the studios to provide a little taste of the facilities on offer.  

Psychology facilities

Psychology Clinic

Our Psychology Clinic is located on campus and has been serving the Gold Coast community since 1999. It’s a private teaching clinic for provisionally registered psychologists undertaking postgraduate study in clinical or forensic psychology and incorporates a lab that functions as a centre for clinical research. Students can undertake work experience in the clinic to build on their skills ahead of formal registration as a psychologist. The clinic offers a full range of psychological and counselling services and can be accessed by referral.
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Psychology Test Library

The Test Library has an extensive collection of psychological test materials that support the teaching, research and clinical activities of the School of Psychology students and staff.

Psychology Research Labs  

Undergraduate students can participate in studies conducted by our fourth year and master’s students in our Cognitive Research Labs. At fourth year and master’s level, students have access to a designated and secured study space available to analyse data and write up their research findings.

Faculty of Society & Design Higher Degree Research (HDR) collaborative space

The Faculty of Society & Design is pleased to open a new collaborative Higher Degree Research (HDR) space. The space, which is located next to the Alumni Centre, will provide HDR students with a collaborative dedicated area. The fresh space features a small conference room and an area designed and equipped for HDR & PhD Confirmation of Candidature presentations.