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Design, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #45 (QS) ,
The Design program from University of New South Wales is an interdisciplinary, industry-engaged degree that integrates technology, design thinking, conceptual exploration, strategy and communication with practical skills. 


It focuses on the role of design in innovation and the global economy. You will extend and develop your theoretical, research, professional and practical design knowledge to an advanced level. This Design program from University of New South Wales is anchored by our multidisciplinary studios, which underpin the development of your professional skills and confidence needed for creative leadership in design. The studios will enable you to either focus on a specific area of design and digital media practice or to put together your own suite of courses. Studio specialisations include Experience Design, Interaction Design, Visualisation and Visual Effects, Future Making and Graphic Communication.

Why choose this degree?

You will choose this degree if you intend to develop deep and wide-ranging expertise in design which covers theoretical, practical, commercial, aesthetic, pragmatic and technological areas.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone with a background in design and media practice who wants to expand their skills and industry knowledge will choose this degree.

Career opportunities

  • UX and experiential design
  • Graphics, media and digital design
  • Events, theatre and production design
  • Creative consultancies, social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Design management and strategy
  • Design for products, jewellery, furniture, wearables, textile, fabric and fashion

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Skills for Creative Disciplines 
  • Research Foundations in Art and Design 
  • Leadership in the Cultural and Creative Industries 
  • Design History and Theory 
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity 
  • Design Studio: Insight, Processes and Communication 
  • Critical Approaches to Design Practice 
  • Integrated Studio: Culture and Identity 
  • Design Studio Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS Code: 082198B

  • Bachelors degree AQF Level 7 or Honours degree AQF Level 8 in any field with a record of achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%) as determined by the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design FOE code 1005, Media FOE code 1007 or Architecture FOE code 0401 with a record of achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%) as determined by the UNSW postgraduate entry score calculator, provides admission into the disciplinary course component of the Master of Design - requiring completion of 72 UOC (1.5 years).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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