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The Master of Design Futures is an accelerated post-professional program for experienced designers wanting to apply their skills to strategic and leadership roles.
This program will reopen for applications in June 2017. Register your interest with Program Manager Marius Foley to be notified when applications open for next intake.
You will develop strategic skills and practices that equip you for leadership roles in traditional design businesses as well as organisations using design as their key strategic means of encouraging innovation.
This program will equip graduates to be design leaders for the future:
- By extending your practice into strategic applications of traditional design skills
- By developing your capability to identify and articulate the contribution you make to organisations
- By framing this new practice in the context of how we design our (social, cultural and economic) futures
- By introducing you to a global network of design professionals and different orders of design problem
This is a graduate education program for working professionals who want to learn about meaningful, potent and valuable domains for design practice, and to develop the capacity to articulate, frame and deliver the value that design brings to broader contexts of business, government and society.
The program is delivered entirely online through RMIT University’s new Connected Studios platform. You will have your own virtual studio, connected to your international classmates. You’ll learn how contemporary collaborative work happens and build an online presence while you study.
The program publishes Design Futures, an online magazine style view of work going on in the program which showcases current work and presentations by international thought leaders from industry and the academy.
You’ll use your design skills to respond to assignments and projects through the year, building toward your Major Project where you’ll tackle real-world problems in briefs framed by our international network of industry leaders.
Assessment in each course involves presentations, reports, group and solo project work.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Our international Industry Advisory Board of Australian and International designers is lead by Adjunct Prof Dan Hill from the Future Cities Catapult. The Board links our teaching with latest directions in strategic design and design leadership.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The program is designed to develop skills and practices required for leadership roles in design-oriented organisations. These include businesses traditionally identified with design, as well as a growing field of public and private organisations that use design to achieve their strategic goals.
Potential future careers include:
- Design Manager
- Principal Designer
- Chief Experience Officer
- Designer Founder
Program and course information
Study online from anywhere in the world.
This online accelerated post-professional program is perfect for experienced designers wanting to apply their skills to strategic and leadership roles.