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Master of Graphic Design

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Masters (Research)

Hawthorn
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,550 total
International Tuition Fees
$29,660 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
The Master of Contemporary Practices in Art and Design (Advanced) is aimed at artists and designers who have an ambitious, independent creative practice and through incorporating research methodologies, will expand their skills and knowledge.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$39,090 total

Masters (Research)

Hawthorn
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,550 total
International Tuition Fees
$30,800 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
The Master of Contemporary Practices in Art and Design is aimed at artists and designers who want to develop a more ambitious, independent creative practice, learn new skills and incorporate research methodologies.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$39,090 total

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
Entry 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.

Applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree in a related/cognate field may be granted credit for 12 credit points of unspecified credit and admission into the 1.5 year (EFTSL) program.

NOTE: Semester 2 admission is only available to applicants who have been granted 12 credit points credit towards the course.

Domestic Tuition Fees
$22,300 per year
International Tuition Fees
$32,900 per year

Masters (Research)

Bendigo, Mildura
The Masters by research degree requires you to deepen your knowledge of your discipline area and develop advanced skills in the conduct of independent and sustained research.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$32,800 per year / $65,600 total

Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne City
Develop your skills in communication design and work across government and non-government organisations.
Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification); or
  • at least 3 years professional experience in graphic design, communication design and/or visual communication area.

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.

Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$25,920 per year / $51,840 total
International Tuition Fees
$34,560 per year / $69,120 total

Masters (Coursework)

City West
This unique qualification will extend your knowledge and skills in graphics and illustration. It will also provide you with advanced research skills.
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$34,300 per year / $68,600 total

Masters (Coursework)

City West
This industry relevant postgraduate qualification will give you with a competitive advantage when seeking professional employment.
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$34,300 per year / $68,600 total

Masters (Coursework)

South Bank
Find out about studying a Master of Design at Griffith University
Entry Requirements
  • Bachelor degree or higher
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
1 - 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$23,000 per year / $23,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$33,000 per year / $33,000 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.