Master of Design

The Master of Design provides students with an advanced, comprehensive understanding of the changing contexts in which they are designing, as they develop the professional skills required to respond to contemporary issues in their chosen specialisation. The focus of this program is on the Design Research Studio courses which allow students to undertake design studies via individual and interdisciplinary projects, internal consultancies and external projects.

Student select from one of the specialisations below:

  • Communication Design
  • Contemporary Art
  • Design and Construct
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Sustainable Design


  • Mimili - Traces

  • Mimili - Architecture

    Mimili - Architecture

  • Mimili - Architecture

    Mimili - Architecture

  • Matthew Carcuro

    Matthew Carcuro




Peter Walker

Peter Walker
Program Director – Master of Design

Peter joined the University of South Australia in 2012 after ten years in the United States of America where he was Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He continues this relationship through annual academic exchanges between the two institutions. Peter is professionally active as an exhibiting artist and design consultant through Walker Surfboards.

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Program Details

The program is a two-year program comprising professional studies in the chosen design specialisation.

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Art, Architecture and Design

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