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Master of Design (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MDESADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VDESN
  • CRICOS code 092389A
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VDESN
  • CRICOS code 092389A

Digital + Material

Innovation + Engagement

The Master of Design (Advanced) 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.

Career Options

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Develop practice-led methodologies through investigation, analysis and synthesis of complex information to plan and execute substantial design research projects.

  2. Generate, develop and evaluate complex ideas and concepts using critical, technical and creative skills through design projects.

  3. Critically reflect upon and evaluate theoretical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of design.

  4. Research, design and develop projects that offer innovative conceptual and practical propositions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  5. Complete a major piece of research in the field of design.

Admission Requirements

By transfer from Master of Design with a minimum GPA of 6/7 as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students


Cognate Disciplines

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
$21,216.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$32,640.00

Scholarships

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Design (Advanced) requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of foundation theory courses from the following list:

ARTV6008 Cyberculture

ARTV6030 Theories of the Object

ARTV6808 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design

 

18 units from completion of foundation courses from the following list:

ARTV6006 Photography

ARTV6057 Hands On: Material Language

DESN6001 Digital Form and Fabrication

DESN6002 Foundations of Creative Code

 

A minimum of 12 units from completion of design courses from the following list:

ARTV6000 Animation

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:

DESN8001 Design inquiry: Application of Research

DESN8002 Major Design inquiry: Application of Research

DESN8003 Extended Design inquiry: Application of Research

 

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 THES8105 Thesis

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.

Study Options

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
- THES8105 Thesis 6 to 24 units - -
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