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. This degree 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).
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.
Before applying, applicants should consult the School of Art and Design website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed. Please see soad.cass.anu.edu.au/students/apply
Flexible double masters
The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years.