A Master in Industrial Design is a program that teaches students how to go about developing quality industrial designs through a creative and effective process.
Master of Arts Design (Industrial Design) or Master of Arts Industrial Design (NQF 9)
Our Master’s programmes are offered over two years full-time or three years part-time.
The MA Design allows access to a Master’s in Design for applicants from cognate disciplines (Engineering, Architecture or other Design fields), whilst the MA Industrial Design requires an applicant to have an undergraduate qualification in Industrial Design.
For both programmes, applicants must have their prior qualification at NQF level 8.
Both Master’s programmes consist of a singular design research project undertaken under the supervision of disciplinary expert/s
. The design research study culminates in a final dissertation document, and depending on the study, will most likely also include practice-based research outcomes.
This postgraduate programme provides exciting possibilities for developing well-researched and ground-breaking solutions to situated complex design problems.
These qualifications are aimed at the senior student who shows an interest or aptitude in design research.
It is an essential qualification for those wanting to follow an academic career path or wishing to specialise on a particular aspect of design research or industrial design.
In partnership with the University of Johannesburg Technology Transfer Office, the programme has been structured to support students towards the potential commercialisation of innovative outcomes from their Master’s projects.
As examples of past work, dissertations from the Department of Industrial Design can be reviewed here on the UJ Repository.