Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Brunswick and Melbourne City
The Master of Design (Fashion and Textiles) by Research program enables you to develop an advanced body of knowledge that you may apply to a range of stimulating, real-life research contexts.
Individually supervised research programs are available within one of the School’s research streams of:
- Saving Lives
- Producing Fashion
- Body: Centric Lab
- Creative Materials Lab
- Design Activism
These research streams reflect the School’s research supervisors’ expertise along with the available resources and collaborative relationships with industry and other research organisations.
The Master of Design may be undertaken in a by project or by thesis mode:
- By project mode is directed towards candidates taking a creative practice-led approach to conduct research into fashion design, textile design, curatorial practice, communication, inter-disciplinary design.
- By thesis mode is directed towards candidates taking a social science approach to conduct research into an aspect of the fashion and textiles system such as design practice, curatorial practice, historical or contemporary cultural studies, or ethical practice.
This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor. You should discuss these program modes with your potential supervisor/s prior to your application.
This program will provide you with a foundation for further studies at PhD level and increases your opportunities for employment within the fashion and textiles industry in a position allied to design and/or management, galleries, museums and non-government organisations. As a graduate of this program you may also freelance as designers, artists, curators and or producers.
NB: MR213 replaces the previous qualification of MR068, MR069.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Brunswick and City campuses
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
Candidates are required to establish a schedule of compulsory regular meetings and milestone reviews with their supervisor/s to assess progress against the research plan and overall progression towards timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will be part of an active research community and be able to access a range of resources and workshops to help you succeed in your research and be part of a wider learning community.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
More information about training and development for research candidates.
This program will provide you with a foundation for further studies at PhD level and for employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.
Graduates of this program may also freelance as designers, artists, curators and producers.