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Masters (Coursework)

Find out about studying a Master of Design Strategies at University of Canberra.
Entry Requirements
Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee.

In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Design Strategies can articulate into the Masters program.

Vertical integration with an undergraduate degree is meritorious. Only high achieving students will be considered for inclusion.

Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$21,500 per year

Masters (Coursework)

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

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.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Masters (Coursework)

The RMIT School of Design is a recognised as an international leader in education, research and practice.

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.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Design is designed for students from a range of design or related fields.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Tuition Fees
$25,200 per year / $50,400 total

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Design Strategy and Innovation combines study in design thinking, design management and strategy, systems …
Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Tuition Fees
$26,150 per year / $39,225 total

Bachelor

Marine Science is the study of the ocean.

Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
ATAR
85
Graduate Satisfaction
82.00%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Design (Fashion and Textiles) by Research program enables you to develop an advanced body of knowledge …

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.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Masters (Coursework)

This hands-on postgraduate qualification will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the innovative, changing w…
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline. Applicants must also submit a .

Applicants who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Design from the University of South Australia are eligible to enter and are not required to submit a portfolio of work and statement of intent.

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Honours) degree in a related discipline are eligible to enter the program with 1.0 EFTSL Advanced Standing and complete the program in 1 year of full time study or equivalent part time study. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae and a written statement of intent.

Related design disciplines include:

  • Communication Design: visual communication design, graphic design, graphic communication, communication design and illustration design.
  • Contemporary Art : visual art, contemporary art.
  • Design and Construct: architecture, planning and urban design.
  • Industrial Design: industrial design, product innovation, product design, furniture design.
  • Interior Architecture: interior architecture, interior design, furniture design.
  • Sustainable Design: architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, furniture design, planning and urban design.
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
57.70%

Masters (Coursework)

Speculate on the future of design practice as a design leader in a rapidly changing environment.

Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification)

    OR
  • undertaken significant work experience or professional practice.
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$32,640 per year / $65,280 total
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Applied Design and Art combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge to enhance your current underg…
Entry Requirements
IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) Writing 6.0 Speaking 6.0 Reading 6.0 Listening 6.0 Overall band score 6.5
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$17,600 per year / $35,200 total

Master of Graphic Design overview

A master’s degree in graphic design will further hone your skills in visual communication. Courses are usually 1-2 years in duration and can be taken on campus or online. Most masters of graphic design will offer a combination of coursework and practical tasks, but could favour one or the other depending on your institution.

Coursework masters

This type of degree will focus on the theoretical concepts that underpin graphic design. Depending on where you choose to study, you can choose to tailor your masters around a niche interest, or you may choose to take a general overview coursework masters. In most cases, you will still have to demonstrate technical skills and execute graphic design projects as part of the assessment.

Research masters

Many master’s programs in graphic design will be more focussed on developing research in the field. Such a master’s helps you to stay on top of the evolving trends and tools of the world of graphic design. It will also help you to develop your portfolio, and become an expert in your chosen field.

Employment options

Your employment prospects could vastly improved with a masters under your belt. Not only will you have proof that you have studied in-depth graphic design concepts, your portfolio should have some excellent new additions.

Scholarships and funding

Some graphic design masters courses in Australia can get you financial assistance if you are studying full time. Check with your university to see if you qualify for Austudy.

You can search for hundreds of scholarships that graphic design students are eligible for on our Scholarships Page.

Prerequisites and selection process

Usually people with a graduate certificate or diploma will apply to study a masters of graphic design.

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