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Postgraduate design

Find out how our postgraduate design courses can help you advance your career and set you up for success as a design leader. 

Advance your design knowledge

Our postgraduate design courses offer you the flexibility to shape your degree to best suit your career aspirations. You can study a practice or leadership orientated pathway or a combination of both, allowing you to upskill and hone your management and leadership skills.

We offer three levels of study which allows you to choose the course and level that best suits your career and lifestyle. Each course level completion leads and provides credit to the next, allowing you to break your study down into more manageable chunks while you work towards your Master (if that is your goal).

Graduate Certificate in Design

  • 6 months full time or part time equivalent
  • An introduction to the fundamentals of design led innovation

Graduate Diploma in Design

  • 12 months full time or part time equivalent
  • An advanced exploration of contemporary design practice and research

Master of Design

  • 2 years full time or part time equivalent 
  • Deepen your knowledge of contemporary design practice and develop as an innovative design leader

Why study postgraduate design at Curtin?

Designed with industry

Our courses are designed in consultation with industry, so you’ll graduate with the skills employers want. 

Real-world  learning

Participate in real-world learning through working with our industry partners on live projects. 

Learn from experts 

Our teaching staff have extensive professional experience in design across many industries.  

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Hear from Master of Design student, Alessia

Meet Alessia, who recently graduated with a Master of Design from Curtin. Alessia began her career studying architecture in Italy, and evolved into a Designer with a passion for speculative design and design for behavioural change, which she discovered while studying the Master of Design.

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Hear from industry experts

Learn about how the Master of Design can advance your knowledge of contemporary design practice and help you to develop as an innovative design leader.

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