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
- fine art
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.
- Architecture and interior design
- Entertainment and gaming
- Film and television
- 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