Digital + Material
Innovation + Engagement
The Master of Design enables students to develop digital literacy and material knowledge to become enterprising professionals across diverse design disciplines. 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.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2017
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
Develop practice-led methodologies through investigation, analysis and synthesis of complex information to plan and execute substantial design research projects.
Generate, develop and evaluate complex ideas and concepts using critical, technical and creative skills through design projects.
Critically reflect upon and evaluate theoretical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of design.
Research, design and develop projects that offer innovative conceptual and practical propositions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Entry to the Master of Design requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed: http://soa.anu.edu.au/how-apply/postgraduate-coursework-applications.
Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a minimum GPA of 5/7
- and successful assessment of a portfolio of works.
Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Communication Design, Curatorship, Design, Digital Humanities, Game Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Media Arts, Museum Studies, Science Communication, Visual Arts, Visual Communication, Web Design.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of Design requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of foundation theory courses from the following list:
18 units from completion of foundation courses from the following list:
A minimum of 12 units from completion of design courses from the following list:
ARTV6057 Hands On: Material Language
DESA6017 Multiples and Production: The Unique Offering
DESN6001 Digital Form and Fabrication
DESN6002 Foundations of Creative Code
DESN6003 Creative Data Visualisation: representing data in visual and material form
DESN6004 Dynamic Design and Generative Systems
DESN6005 Form and Fabrication in Context
DESN6006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience
DESN6010 Design Practice: Engagement, Internship and Entrepreneurship
A minimum of 12 units from completion of research-led design courses from the following list:
12 units from completion of theory courses from the following list:
ARTV8107 Arguing Objects
ARTV8207 Writing About Art and Creative Practice
ARTV8821 Points of View: Independent Creative Art and Media Practice
DART8067 New Media, Innovation and Research I
DART8071 New Media, Innovation and Research II
24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
|Year 1 48 units||Foundation Theory List 6 units from||Foundation Theory List 6 units from||Foundation Theory List 6 units from||Foundation Theory List 6 units from|
|Theory List 6 units from||Design List 6 units from||Research-Led Design List 6 units from||Design List or Research-Led Design List 6 units from|
|Year 2 48 units||Theory List 6 units from||Design List 6 units from||Research-Led Design List 6 units from||Design List or Research-Led Design List 6 units from|
|ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units|