Overview

With the eruption of digital and social media, there’s never been a more exciting time to work in the rapidly growing field of strategic communication. The Master of Public Relations & Advertising (MPRA) and Master of Design (MDes) double degree will equip you to think critically and innovatively in developing PR and advertising strategies as well as design and digital media practice.

Both degrees merge contemporary theory and academic rigour with creativity, research and practical industry skills, combining design creativity and rigorous research strategies.

Program Code

8234

CRICOS Code

094951G

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

23

Why choose this degree?

As a graduate of these degrees you will be a well-rounded communication professional known for creativity, innovation and strategic thinking.

Who should choose this degree?

These degrees are ideal for advertising or design industry professionals seeking to advance their career, as well as career-changers wanting to enter vibrant and rapidly evolving industries.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Graphics, Media and Digital Design
  • UX and Responsive Design
  • Communications, Branding and Advertising
  • Design Management and Strategy
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Art Director
  • App Development
  • Creative Consultancies, Design and Media Studios, Design-led Businesses

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the entry requirements for each of the component single award programs to enter the double award.

Applicants for the 2 year stream (A) are required to have:

  • Honours Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience.

Applicants for the 3 year stream (B) are required to have:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience.

Relevant disciplines include: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Design, Creative Arts.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$27,960*

Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$88,560*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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