Overview

The Master of Design is an interdisciplinary, industry-engaged degree that integrates technology, design thinking, conceptual exploration, strategy and communication with practical skills. It focuses on the role of design in innovation and the global economy. You will extend and develop your theoretical, research, professional and practical design knowledge to an advanced level. This degree is anchored by our multidisciplinary studios, which underpin the development of your professional skills and confidence needed for creative leadership in design. The studios will enable you to either focus on a specific area of design and digital media practice or to put together your own suite of courses. Studio specialisations include Experience Design, Interaction Design, Visualisation and Visual Effects, Future Making and Graphic Communication.

Program Code

9313

CRICOS Code

082198B

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Paddington

Indicative Enrolments

515

Why choose this degree?

You will choose this degree if you intend to develop deep and wide-ranging expertise in design which covers theoretical, practical, commercial, aesthetic, pragmatic and technological areas.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone with a background in design and media practice who wants to expand their skills and industry knowledge will choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • UX and experiential design
  • Graphics, media and digital design
  • Events, theatre and production design
  • Creative consultancies, social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Design management and strategy
  • Design for products, jewellery, furniture, wearables, textile, fabric and fashion

Entry requirements

Depending on the level and related nature of your prior qualifications, admission to the Master of Design makes provision for four entry points:

(1)Bachelors degree AQF Level 7 or Honours degree AQF Level 8 in any field with a record of achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%) as determined by the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator. This provides admission into the foundational disciplinary course component of the program - requiring completion of 96 UOC (2.0 years). Applicants who apply from non-cognate fields will be admitted on successful assessment of a submitted Portfolio. (2)Bachelor’s degree in Design FOE code 1005, Media FOE code 1007 or Architecture FOE code 0401 with a record of achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%) as determined by the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator, provides admission into the disciplinary course component of the Master of Design - requiring completion of 72 UOC (1.5 years). (3)Honours Degree AQF Level 8 or equivalent in Design FOE code 1005, Media FOE code 1007 or Architecture FOE code 0401, permits admission to the advanced disciplinary component of the Master of Design - requiring completion of 48 UOC (1 year). (4)Applicants who apply with a Bachelors degree AQF Level 7 in any field with a record of achievement below a UNSW credit average (65%) as determined by the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator, a Bachelors degree AQF Level 7 in any field completed more than 10 years ago, or without a Bachelors degree, can be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Design on successful assessment of a submitted Portfolio. Students may articulate into the Master of Design upon completion of the Graduate Certificate with a credit average (65%).

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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