Master of Applied Design and Art
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
February or July
July intake available to students with credit for recognised learning (CRL).
If you have prior experience in one of these specialisations you may be eligible for one semester of CRL.
|Duration||2 years full-time or equivalent part-time|
The Master of Applied Design and Art combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge to enhance your current undergraduate degree or chosen specialisation in art and design.
This course will help you reach a high level of expertise and qualification in contemporary design and art. You will develop creative and professional skills through studies in cross- and inter-disciplinary design and art practice.
In this course you will learn through discussion, reflection and the production of original and innovative solutions to studio-based or industry-related projects. You will be encouraged to develop your independent research skills, originality, creative leadership and awareness of the needs of contemporary society.
Through a combination of coursework and project-based units you will learn a range of skills and develop the depth of knowledge required to produce contemporary design and art solutions. The program is flexible and can be tailored to suit your individual interests and professional development.
This course is also suitable if you have knowledge and expertise from other disciplines, such as marketing, information technology, science, media and advertising, as well as those with formal qualifications in art and design.
You can choose to focus your studies on one of the following specialisations:
- Animation and game design
- Creative advertising or graphic design
- Design and art theory
- Digital design
- Fine art
- Photography or illustration design.
If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed onto doctoral-level studies.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), a bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma.
You must meet university academic and English language entry standards. A bachelor degree or equivalent, and postgraduate qualifications, satisfy this requirement.
You may be required to submit a comprehensive portfolio of recent work.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
This course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$17,600*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Professional recognition is dependent upon your area of specialisation. You may be recognised by professional associations such as the National Association for the Visual Arts and the Design Institute of Australia. You may also be eligible for membership in the following organisations:
If you have a background in design and art, you may be eligible for 100 points of credit for recognised learning (CRL).
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
You may find high-level employment across the arts, fashion and design industries.
- Art director
- Art writer
- Creative strategist
- Fashion professional
- Graphic designer
- Multimedia designer
- Advertising agencies
- Design studios
- Fashion studios
- Marketing organisations
- Media organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations.
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