Master of 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. 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

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.

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.

Professional outcomes

This unique program provides contemporary design education by focusing on cutting-edge practice at the intersection of material and digital domains. A flexible structure allows students to bring together digital and material practices, in ways that broaden and deepen their skills, knowledge and design agility. Engagement and innovation are program foundations. Students will collaborate with expert teaching staff, industry, and public audiences to gain real world experience and develop versatile design expertise.
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