The RMIT School of Design is internationally recognised as a leader in design education, research and practice. With industry connections and social grounding, the School is focussed on the future of design.
This program is an exploration of new territories of design research, contributions to the knowledge base of the discipline, and work toward the redefinition of aspects of design. It also develops advanced research skills to prepare you for a career in industry, academia and other settings that require systematic and critical analysis.
We believe that research is conducted through designing and that utilising this process as a means of increasing knowledge parallels research in fascinating ways. Candidates are supported and engaged in communities of practice that share interests, ideas, discourses and ways of doing things, and explore the boundaries of design thinking.
The Doctor of Philosophy may be undertaken in a project, thesis by publication or thesis mode.
The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:
At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.
If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.
Upon graduation, you may pursue an academic career or senior positions in studios, galleries, museums, festivals, non-government organisations, art organisations, companies and venues.
You will also be able to work as research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows on postdoctoral research projects in university and government organisations.