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MC-DESART

Applied Design and Art

Master by coursework

Reach a higher level of expertise in your chosen discipline of design and art.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Applied Design and Art
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    084803C
Course outline

Outline

Outline

Curtin’s contemporary art and design courses will help you reach a higher level of expertise, through a combination of theory and project-based units.

Our flexible design and art postgraduate courses suit applicants with qualifications in design and art, as well as those with knowledge and expertise in other disciplines.

We offer a Graduate Certificate in Design and Art and a Master of Applied Design and Art. Because the first four units are common to both courses, you can enrol in the master degree and choose to exit at the graduate certificate level.

These courses can be tailored to suit your career goals and interests in areas such as:

  • animation and game design
  • creative advertising
  • design and art theory
  • illustration design
  • graphic design
  • digital design
  • fashion
  • fine art
  • photography.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What jobs can the Applied Design and Art lead to?

The future of design and art

Technology and multidisciplinary collaboration will increasingly impact design and artistic practice. While traditional careers will remain relevant, there will be demand for artists and designers across all media to work with scientists, engineers and medical experts to create immersive virtual realities for knowledge dissemination and artistic exploration.

Industries

  • Architecture and interior design
  • Entertainment and gaming
  • Film and television
  • Fashion
  • Creative arts
  • Media, communications and publishing
  • Advertising and marketing

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility in complex and unpredictable contexts that require self directed work and learning
  • apply cognitive skills using intellectual independence to think critically, creatively and to reflect on professional theory and practice
  • communicate textually, visually and verbally in a way that is appropriate to creative practice and target audiences, using appropriate technologies that demonstrate the application of comprehensive technical methodologies
  • take responsibility for professional and scholarly outputs in all aspects of the work, while thinking globally and considering issues from a range of perspectives. Know and apply when appropriate, international standards and practices within Design and Art disciplines
  • respect individual human rights; recognise the importance and benefits of cultural diversity to Design and Art practice, particularly the perspective of Indigenous Australians; value diversity of language
  • apply professional standards; work independently and collaboratively; demonstrate authoritative judgement, responsibility and ethical action as a leading practitioner in the disciplines

Professional recognition

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:

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-DESART
  • CRICOS code: 084803C
  • Last updated on: 2 March 2024

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