The CityStudio [external link] immersive course returns to Bendigo in 2019.

What is CityStudio?

CityStudio was developed in Vancouver and was first run in Australia in Bendigo 2018. It's an immersive course that takes you outside the classroom to work with your local council, community and La Trobe University to make places more sustainable, liveable and joyful.

It brings diverse student disciplines together to combine your skills to problem solve and co-create solutions to a key sustainability question, challenge or opportunity facing the community. In 2019, CityStudio is working with the City of Greater Bendigo to answer the question of how can Bendigo mobilise change through food?

Where and when will it take place?

CityStudio runs as an extensive block mode subject OED3CSE CityStudio and Environmental Dialogue in Bendigo during the Winter Semester (24 June-26 July 2019). It is open to students from any campus, with special Bendigo Campus accommodation rates available if you are from another campus.

What is involved?

You will develop experimental projects to engage the community around building a sustainable food system, investigating topics such as:

  • community participation
  • Indigenous food
  • zero waste
  • healthy lifestyles
  • public spaces
  • Bendigo’s bid to be a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

Your project findings and proposals will be showcased to local council, community and other partners in an event called the ‘Hubbub’ at the end of the program.

How can I apply?

We encourage you to apply if you are a committed, innovative and enthusiastic student who is wanting to make change in the community. OED3CSE is a select entry subject, open to applications from students from any course and campus. You must have completed 120 credit points and submit an Expression of Interest form, resume and statement of results to be considered for this subject.

Applications closed on 31 May, however some places may be available - contact us at

Register your interest

Contact us

If you have any questions about the course, please email our CityStudio team.