Master of Design


The Master of Design allows you to deepen your design practice and acquire new techniques and skills in an exceptional creative environment.


Combine cutting-edge digital practices with internationally-renowned art and craft studio disciplines with ANU Design. Design has a vital role in shaping a fast-moving world: it’s about applied creativity, engagement and collaboration, as well as the art and craft of making. ANU Design prepares graduates who are skilled, inventive and versatile, ready to engage with the challenges and opportunities of our changing society.

The Master of Design is suitable for students with an existing practice in design, fine art or another creative field who want to update, extend and develop their practice. Students can specialise to deepen their existing knowledge or branch out to acquire new techniques and skills. Students will take on independent, studio-based projects that combine industry engagement with research and collaborative practice.

Research, inventive thinking and the ability to navigate and acquire new skills and knowledge are key to the modern design profession, and these values are central to the Master of Design. Students wishing to pursue a research project in greater depth have the opportunity to apply for the Master of Design (Advanced).

Located within the ANU School of Art, ANU Design provides access to the school’s exceptional infrastructure and expert teaching staff in digital design, craft and visual art. The program’s combination of leading-edge digital practice and hands-on making is unique in the Australian tertiary sector and equips graduates with the diversity and depth of expertise necessary to flourish in the contemporary design industry.

Career opportunities

The Master of Design offers practitioners an opportunity to develop new skills in growing areas of practice including data visualisation, web design and user experience design. The program supports students to develop distinctive hybrid practices, combining digital workflows with material techniques.

This degree will advance your professional design career and prepare you for further graduate study.

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