Master of Design (Design Anthropology)
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Course in detail
Units of study
HDG530 Research Methods for Design
HDG531 Fundamental Design Studio
HDA650 Introduction to Design Anthropology
HDA651 History and Theory in Design Anthropology
HDA652 Multi-Sensory Design Anthropology
two units from a selected specialisation
HDIK670 Indigenous Knowledge in Global Contexts
HDIK671 Indigenous Approaches of Designing for Cultural Wellness
Cross Cultural Communication Design
HDCC670 Introduction to Cross Cultural Brand Identity Strategy
HDCC671 Design Strategy for a Global Context
HDSD670 Principles and Theories of Sustainable Design
HDSD671 Eco-Design Studio
HDA653 Designing for Cultural Groups: Kin, Tribes and Communities
HDA654 Transcultural Aesthetics and Contemporary Design
the remaining two units from the selected specialisation
HDIK672 Situated Knowledge and Community Design
HDIK673 Indigenous Futures (Capstone Project)
Cross Cultural Communication Design
HDCC672 Brand Identity Design in a Multicultural Environment
HDCC673 Capstone Project: Cross Cultural Communication Design
HDSD672 Building Sustainable Design Practices
HDSD673 Capstone Project: Sustainable Design
Aims and objectives
Special entry requirementsPlease read the Admission requirements section carefully and also submit copies of relevant academic transcripts, proof of citizenship, an entrance essay and a design/design strategy portfolio.
English language requirements
Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18. Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of a Bachelor degree program with the equivalent of an Australian system 60% grade average (or better) from a university recognised for social science or design education is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications and relevant industry experience will also be considered. An entrance essay and design/design strategy portfolio is required for all applicants to the program. A design strategy portfolio consists of a series of 1-2 page project case studies that demonstrate the applicant’s holistic approach to formulating and solving social challenges through anthropological and design thinking.
The normal requirement for admission to the Masters of Design (Design Anthropology) program and the Graduate Diploma of Design (Design Anthropology) program is a Bachelors degree with the equivalent of an Australian system 60% grade average (or better) in a design, social science (especially anthropology), humanities, information science or human-computer interaction discipline.
The Masters of Design (Design Anthropology) and the Graduate Diploma of Design (Design Anthroplogy) also provide an entry point for applicants who do not hold a degree but have at least eight years relevant industry experience demonstrating potential to undertake work at this level.