Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.
Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017, 2016 and more
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Art, Design and Architecture
Dr James Oliver
Telephone +61 3 9903 1837, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.monash.edu/mada
Admission and fees
Enrolment in a master's by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by you as the student. It is expected that the research you undertake will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. You will be supported in your research by a supervisory team.
You will develop a studio research project that results in a body of design works with accompanying written and visual documentation. The documentation is a commentary that outlines the development of the project and its conclusion, and provides a critical context within which the work may be viewed and assessed.
The design works are new works that demonstrate a conclusion to the research at the master's level. Works completed for other purposes, or before enrolment in the degree, are not permitted for inclusion in the exhibition. Unless site-specific, the faculty requires master's examination exhibitions to be conducted on-campus at the Caulfield campus.
Disciplines offered include:
- graphic design/visual communication
- industrial design
- interior architecture
- multimedia/multimedia design.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Successful completion of the program will signify that the student has successfully completed a course of research training and has satisfied the examiners that they can carry out a research design project and critically analyse the results.
Conditions of enrolment
You will be required to complete:
- Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
- Research Integrity (online)
- any faculty or program induction requirements.
As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/787311/Graduate-Research-Progress-Management-Policy.pdf) and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy BankUniversity Policy Bank (https://www.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/graduate-education) for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
Examination normally occurs through an exhibition of design work and the supporting documentation. The documentation is not examined separately, but is considered together with the work and unites theory with practice.
This course consists of an original research project, creative or design works and documentation, and completion of two units.
You must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:
1. carry out a program of research and design on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in your chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty
2. successfully complete a sequence of two units which guide them through the methodological and documentary dimensions of their project:
3. submit for assessment a written exegesis of 10,000-20,000 words on the program of research including a photographic record of the design work being bound into the document which meets the requirements of the examiners.
4. stage an exhibition of original design work for examination.