Griffith University

Master of Design

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Master of Design is suited to designers and non-designers who wish to complement their existing skills with the frameworks, strategies, technologies and tools to solve complex problems and integrate design-led strategies into existing practice in business, government and communities. It will offer students the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge on emerging practice (2D, 3D 4D), experience design (UX and Service), design thinking, storytelling and advanced design technologies (3D printing, Augmented/Virtual Reality and Internet of Things), offering routes for practice orientated work and/or design strategy and leadership. Students will also have the chance to work on real-life client projects within an inter-disciplinary setting, using both collaborative and individual working contexts to expand their knowledge of human and user-centred processes at professional industry level.Graduates will be prepared for practice-orientated work and/or design strategy and leadership.DurationThe Master of Design offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:#qualTable, #qualTable td, #qualTable th{padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 10px; text-align: left; vertical-align: middle;border: 1px solid #ccc;}#qualTable{border-collapse: collapse;}


  • CoLab
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Design Exploration Studio
  • Design Research Methods
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Visual Design
  • Emerging Futures
  • Enhanced Design Tools
  • Experience Design
  • Intercultural Design
  • Managing Creativity in Organisations
  • Masters Design Project 1
  • Masters Design Project 2
  • Masters Dissertation
  • Narrative Interfaces in AR
  • Social Innovation
  • Storytelling
  • Web Technologies

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

The Master of Design enables qualifying students to pursue Higher Degree Research (HDR) studies such as the /Program/5052/Overview Master of Visual Arts (5052), /Program/6009/Overview Doctor of Visual Arts (6009) or /Program/6001/Overview Doctor of Philosophy (6001).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $46,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
South Bank Campus International: $46,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years

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