Master of Design Arts


Projects might include the development of object/product lines for studio prototyping or production and may form the basis for industrial production with particular emphasis on technical, aesthetic and production outcomes.

Typical courses

  • Design Arts Studio Practice courses

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At the ANU you can learn from experts in your field. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings ANU was ranked number one in Australia and 13 in the world for social sciences, and number one in Australia and 17 in the world for arts and humanities.


A four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent, or a three year Bachelors degree in a cognate area with a minimum of two years relevant professional practice/experience. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts or the Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a portfolio to substantiate their skills and experience. The curriculum vitae should include: academic qualifications, short courses attended, exhibition history, publications, arts-related employment, prizes, membership of arts-related organisations, committee membership, and any other relevant information. The portfolio may include: digital images, a website, prototypes, video, or other forms. Images should include a range of recent design works relevant to the disciplinary area to which entry is sought.

Students must nominate a workshop from the listed areas on application.