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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Design (Media & Communication)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Study media and communications and work for universities, galleries, museums and non-government organisations.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR211, 079815G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$31,680 per year / $63,360 total

About this course

This research degree supports your engagement in communities of practice where learning is fundamentally a social phenomenon.

Individually supervised research programs are available in areas such as:

  • media
  • communication
  • digital ethnography
  • games
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • communication design
  • journalism
  • cinema studies
  • cultural studies
  • creative writing
  • screen production.

You should visit the School of Media and Communication Higher degrees by research page to develop your proposal in relation to the existing research groups, centres and labs.

The Master of Design may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode. This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Upon graduation you will be employable in positions in universities, galleries, museums and non-government organisations. You may also freelance as designers, communicators, artists, curators and producers.