MA (Design) Department of Interior Design At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

The Department of Interior Design offers an undergraduate Bachelor Degree, Honours of Interior Design Degree and a Master of Art in Design.

MA (Design) Department of Interior Design
The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level.

The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.

Admission requirements
A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree a “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules.

A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae: Interior Design degree, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection criteria
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research.

In the case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design artefacts would be required.

CODE MODULE: MID9X01 Research Dissertation: Design
                             MID9X04 Research Dissertation: Design
*Offered by the Department of Interior Design

Programme structure

  • Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time.
  • Maximum duration: Two years full-time/three years part-time
  • The research component comprises 100% of the programme.

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