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Master of Design - The Creative Business Lab

 

The Creative Business Lab has been designed to offer a variety of pathways that are interrelated and structured around the core subject of design and are taught by our team of technical staff and practicing designers. In this 12-month course, you will be encouraged to explore your individual style while being challenged to innovate to the highest standards. With an emphasis on research and development, and contemporary design awareness the course aims to produce professional and original designers ready to pursue a career or business idea that will shape the future of the design industry. 

 

The Lab will support you to develop truly relevant, innovative design that is not purely a creative activity involving designers in the artistic process – it also recognises the ability to analyse markets, brand and respond to the changes within the industry. The course also offers the opportunity to participate in high-level industry-sponsored projects and competitions both nationally and internationally. The course will be supported by your own personal studio space reflecting a professional environment and a range of specialist Master classes to support your product development. Practice-led research in a collaborative learning environment forms the basis from which students may produce original and innovative design outcomes.
 

Industry Connections

Whitehouse Institute intersects with many facets of the design industry and academic communities. Opportunities are offered to students to engage in live international project briefs and competitions such as Levi Design Competition, selected entry into The LVMH Prize, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and The International Woolmark Prize. Coming in 2017 students will have the opportunity to showcase their work internationally. 
 

Campus Life

Whitehouse campuses occupy prime locations in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne. The campuses provide high quality technical and design studios and workrooms. Both campuses are situated on over 6,000 sq. meters, and boast modern facilities, designed specifically to offer a range of contemporary learning and social spaces.

Set in the heart of the design precinct, Whitehouse’s Sydney Campus is ideally located near design studios and supply stores. The campus has a modern industrial feel, with light-filled studios and a spacious auditorium which promotes learning, facilitates student exhibitions, lectures, and academic and industry events.

Whitehouse’s Melbourne Campus situated on Bourke Street in the center of the city it is within walking distance of Southern Cross Station. The campus, which opened in 2007 in the refurbished Royal Mail Exchange building, is easily accessible for students as well as being in close proximity to many art supply stores and some of Melbourne’s well-known cultural precincts.
 

Graduate Attributes

Students will demonstrate design confidence and be creative practitioners who can understand clients’ needs and the challenges associated with commercial projects. Upon graduation from the Master of Design, students will have developed an understanding of a business product ready for commercial industry or skills for professional practice in the creative industries. Graduates will be able to independently plan, organise, conduct, and successfully execute and showcase their work on a national and international platform.

 

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Type Postgraduate
Availability Domestic and international
Fee help Available
Study mode Full time
Duration 1 year
Course code 085283C
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Cricos CRICOS Course Code: 085283C CRICOS Provider No: 083199D
Next intake Applications now open for 2018
Categories
  • Creative Direction & Styling
  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
Locations
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • How To Apply

    Application is by project proposal, portfolio and interview. Applications are considered based on creative potential and academic achievement.

    1. Read the Master of Design course guide and application guide. Available below. 
    2. Complete an application form which you can download below and email to study@whitehouse-design.edu.au. 
    3. Submit a copy of your required documents with your Application Form or at interview. 
      1. Passport or Birth Certificate.
      2. Resume / CV.
      3. Undergraduate Degree or equivalent.
      4. Creative Portfolio (6-8 pieces in any medium).
      5. Project Proposal - Intended Area of Research.

    Once you have submitted these documents, a member of the Whitehouse Admissions Team will be in contact with you to arrange a meeting and campus tour. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us on 1300 551 433. 

     

    Documents Available to Download

  • Domestic Student Entry Requirements

    Domestic Student Specific Information

    Entry requirements for Domestic Students

    To apple for the Master of Design, you will need to have a Bachelor of Design or equivalent undergraduate degree in a related cognate area or a Whitehouse Advanced Diploma or a Graduate Diploma or 5 years or more relevant industry experience. Entry is evaluated through a project proposal, interview and evidence of relevant industry/academic experience.

    Master of Design - Project Proposal and Further Information

     

    Proposal Template includes:

    • Student contact details (name, address, email, phone number) Proposed project title (working title)

    • Area of focus (fashion, creative direction, interior, spatial, artefact design or other)

    • Concept statement (400 words)

    • Evidence of research of the field (literature review)

    • Intended outcomes (text, exhibition, artefact, photo study, experimental presentation or other)

    • Resource Requirements (specialist equipment, supervision, infrastructure required – this will be a point for discussion at interview - note that all materials for your project will need to be purchased/acquired by the candidate)

    • CV showing academic, professional and work experience.

    • Do you already have a prospective supervisor or specialist mentor in mind? If so please include a brief outline of their expertise / experience / qualifications (50 words)

    Financial Assistance

    FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan given to eligible fee paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Students may borrow up to the full amount of the tuition fee charged by Whitehouse for each unit of study.

    Eligible students must be Australian citizens or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and a resident in Australia for the duration of their studies. For more information about FEE-HELP, please read the FEE-HELP Information Booklet available from Whitehouse or visit the government website http://studyassist.gov.au/FEE-HELP.  Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and as such Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy are available for eligible Australian citizens attending Whitehouse. For further information visit www.centrelink.gov.au

    Tuition Assurance

    Whitehouse has met the tuition assurance requirements of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and complies with the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). The TPS is a placement and refund service for international students. Whitehouse is also a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and the Council Of Private Higher Education (COPHE).

    Accreditation

    The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is a registered private provider of higher education with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). The registration details are included in the TEQSA National Register. The Institute’s registration details and accredited courses are also included on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS PROVIDER CODE 02863C).

    The Institute is approved to deliver the accredited Master of Design in Victoria and New South Wales to local and overseas students. 

     

  • International Student Entry Requirements

    International Student Information

    Entry requirements for International Students

    International students are subject to the same academic requirements as domestic students. They must also have achieved an English academic standard of IELTS 6.5, with no band score under 6.0 (TOEFL 79-93 or equivalent). International students must also be aged 18 or above at the time of application.

    Application for International Students

    - All applicants are to complete an Application for Enrolment.

    - International Students, provide proof of academic results, present a portfolio of creative works and other supporting documentation (depending on applicant category).

    - Applicants residing overseas may be interviewed via Skype or Facetime.

    - It is advisable that applicants are familiar with the entry requirements, course program, tuition fees and Whitehouse policies before lodging an application. 

    - More information on entry requirements and the application process can be found in the Application Guide.

    Click to Download Application Guide - Master of Design

    - Whitehouse Institute of Design has agent agreements with a number of educational agents in both Australia and around the world, please contact us for the current listing of agents.

    Education Services for Overseas Students

    The Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) determines, in part, the nature of the relationship Whitehouse will develop with you. The ESOS Act has been established to ensure a high quality learning experience in Australia. For more information, visit the government website Australian Education International www.internationaleducation.gov.au

    Visa and Immigration Matters

    Your right to study in Australia as an International student is embodied in your student visa, which in turn imposes certain conditions with which you must comply to stay in Australia. It is your responsibility to comply with these requirements and failure to comply will require Whitehouse to report any breaches of the visa conditions to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (IMMI). The Whitehouse Institute will not compromise its status as a registered provider of higher education, or any accredited courses by inappropriately advising or assisting students on the following visa or immigration matters:

    Process

    - Initial applications to the Australian Government to obtain a student visa

    - Subsequent applications for visa renewal or variation

    - Reversing visa cancellations for defaulting students

    - Visa applications from family members or associates of students

    - Residency applications following course completion

    - Requests from immigration agents or lawyers

    For information or assistance visit www.immi.gov.au

    Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

    As an overseas student on a student visa you are legally required to provide evidence of maintaining approved OSHC while studying in Australia. When you have been accepted into a program of study at Whitehouse, and youhave paid your tuition reservation deposit you will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Whitehouse can apply on your behalf for the first year of study or you can present the CoE to Medicare to apply for OSHC.

    Living in Australia

    The cost of living in any city depends on your choice of lifestyle. We recommend you visit the official Australian government web site for international students studying in Australia. Averages on the costs of living can be found at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au 

    The Master of Design is approved for delivery to Overseas Students - CRICOS Course Code: 085283C

  • Course Outline and Structure

    The Master of Design is currently delivered over 3 x 12 week trimesters, over 12 months.  A full time study load is indicated as six to nine hours per week face to face delivery plus up to thirty six hours of independent study. 

    Code Subject Credit points per subject
    RW7 Research Workshop for Design 12 credit points
    MC7 Explorations of Material Culture 12 credit points
    IC7 Frameworks for Ideas Generation 12 credit points
    BS8 Reading the Body and Space 12 credit points
    DP8 Design Project 24 credit points
    PP8 Project Proposal 24 credit points
    DS9 Design Studio 24 credit points
    DE10 Design Exhibition & Publication 24 credit points

     

    Research Workshop for Design:
    This subject explores research methodology and retrieval with specific frames of reference and contexts for design-oriented projects.

    Explorations of Material Culture:
    In this subject students will engage with artifact-based research investigations to inform creative written and designed outcomes.

    Frameworks for Ideas Generation:
    This subject contributes to students’ research capability: ideas generation based on interdisciplinary investigations of design thinking practices, new technologies, community needs and ethical futures, leading to innovative approaches to communications and practice.

    Reading the Body and Space:
    In this subject students focus on developing their perception of the body as it relates to space and visual culture, and applications in design projects.

    Design Project:
    Practice-led, socially responsible examinations and experiments are undertaken in this subject as a means by which to challenge and reframe existing design parameters.

    Project Proposal:
    Research documentation for a prospective project and communication processes available to designers as a means by which to persuade an audience is framed through this subject.

    Design Studio:
    This subject permits practice-led ethical examinations and experiments undertaken as a means by which to challenge and re frame existing production processes for innovative and socially responsible design.

    Design Exhibition & Publication:
    The capstone subject brings together work in previous subjects with a professionally produced product and associated exhibition and publication, which contribute to a personal portfolio and academic professional profile.

  • Tuition Fees & Academic Dates 2018

    Master of Design - Domestic Student

    Academic Dates and Fee Schedule
     

    Master of Design - International Student

    Academic Dates and Fee Schedule

     

    The Tuition Fee schedules apply for 2018 only and are subject to annual review and alteration.  All fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST where GST is applicable. The Fee documents attached are for tuition only and do not include course material costs. 

  • FEE-HELP 2018

    Tuition Fee Payment Options

    You can choose to pay your tuition fees in the following ways:

    FEE-HELP Assistance
    Pay Fees Upfront
    Upfront Payment for Single Unit/s + FEE-HELP

    Tuition fees for each study period are to be paid in advance before the commencement of each study period.  You can either elect to pay upfront, in full or a portion upfront, with the balance deferred to FEE-HELP.

    If you elect to pay your tuition fees up front, this does not prevent you from accessing FEE-HELP at any time, provided a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form is lodged before the relevant Census Date for each study period.

    FEE-HELP

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia has been approved by the Commonwealth Government to offer FEE-HELP.   FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees.  The Commonwealth Government pays the fees directly to Whitehouse Institute. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees.

    For 2018, the FEE‑HELP limit is $102,392 for most students.

    A 25 per cent loan fee applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses; this fee does not count towards the FEE-HELP limit. FEE-HELP does not cover any additional expenses such as course materials, art & technical equipment, or living expenses. There is no interest applied to the FEE-HELP debt, however it is indexed annually by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to maintain its real value by adjusting it in line with changes in the cost of living. 

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP you must be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa whilst remaining a resident in Australia, or a permanent visa holder who is undertaking study for overseas-trained professional and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of studies.

    When is a FEE-HELP debt incurred?

    You incur a FEE-HELP debt immediately after the census date for the study period for which you received FEE-HELP assistance. If you have requested a FEE-HELP loan, but change your mind about studying, you must cancel or defer your enrolment in writing from the subject(s) on or before the census date or you will incur a debt to the Commonwealth Government.

    *This information is current as of 18 October 2017. Any changes to government legislation will be updated when available. For more information about FEE-HELP, your rights & obligations, please visit the Commonwealth Government website: http://studyassist.gov.au/FEE-HELP

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    By accepting a place in any one of the Whitehouse Institute’s courses, the student enters into an agreement to study a course for the expected published duration of the enrolled program of study – their enrolment then is bound by the terms and conditions of the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

    Financial Support

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and as such Youth Allowance or Austudy or other financial support options are available for eligible Australian citizens attending Whitehouse. Further information www.centrelink.gov.au.

    Tuition Assurance

    Whitehouse has met the tuition assurance requirements of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) as a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Whitehouse is compliant with the HESA.  For further information please contact Whitehouse. 

  • FAQs

    What are the entry requirements for domestic students?

    Bachelor of Design or equivalent undergraduate degree in a related cognate area or a Whitehouse Advanced Diploma or a Graduate Diploma or 5 years or more relevant industry experience. Entry is evaluated through a project proposal, interview and evidence of relevant industry/ academic experience.

    Is FEE-HELP available for the Master of Design?

    YES. FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan given to eligible fee paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Students may borrow up to the full amount of the tuition fee charged by Whitehouse for each unit of study. 

    What are the entry requirements for overseas students?

    Overseas students are subject to the same academic requirements as domestic students. They must also have achieved an English academic standard of IELTS 6.5, no band score under 6.0 (TOEFL 79-93 or equivalent). Overseas students must also be aged 18 or above at the time of application.

    How is the Master of Design delivered?

    The course is currently delivered in 3 study periods over one and half years at Whitehouse Sydney at Whitehouse's Sydney or Melbourne campuses.  Full time study is 6 - 9 hours face to face and up to 36 independent study hours per week.  Most classes are held 2 - 3 evenings during the week, with a schedule of Saturday lectures | tutorials for the Graduate Certificate & Diplomas subjects.

    What are the career prospects after completing a Master of Design at Whitehouse?

    Upon graduation from the Master of Design, students will have access to a body of knowledge, and mastery of selected skills prerequisite for professional practice in the creative industries. They will be able to independently plan, organise, conduct, and successfully participate in the resolution of complex design problems, drawing on contemporary scholarship, and socially responsible and innovative approaches to manufacture and distribution. Furthermore students will demonstrate the capacity for reflective practice and utilise socially responsible design for the betterment of our communities. Students will demonstrate design confidence and be creative practitioners who can understand client’s needs and the challenges associated with commercial projects. They will be flexible thinkers who show responsiveness to change and who can drive future economies.

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