The Master of Design Futures is designed for people wishing to be pathfinders in change toward viable futures. It recognises that many of the climatic, social, environmental and geopolitical challenges facing humanity demand urgent attention. In this degree, you will explore where and how design leadership can make a difference. Specifically, you will explore 'sustainment' - an affirmative form of 'futuring', new practices and change strategies. Through this concept, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective change agent within organisations and as an entrepreneur.
[[Language requirements]] English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: *A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL *OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) *OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0 *OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) *OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) *OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
[[My career opportunities]] You will be able to provide leadership and acquire new practices going beyond the expanding area of environmentally sustainable design. You will be able to apply these practices in areas such as strategic environmental planning and policy, business, product design and built environment. You will be equipped to work with individuals, industry, local institutions and government agencies to effect change in societal attitudes towards the process and outcome of design practices.
[[Pathways to further study]] The Master of Design Futures enables qualifying students to pursue Higher Degree by Research studies such as the Master of Visual Arts (5052), Doctor of Visual Arts (6009) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
A bachelor degree in a non-related discipline from a recognized tertiary institution; OR a bachelor degree in a related discipline (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing); OR a Graduate Certificate in Design Futures or a bachelor degree with Honours in a non-related discipline (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing); OR a Graduate Diploma in Design Futures or a bachelor degree with Honours in a related discipline (students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing)
Recipient: Griffith University
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