Master of Art and Design Education


Master of Art and Design Education

Course Code: 9303

Typical Duration Masters: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Typical Duration Graduate Certificat: 0.5 year full time or 1 year part time



The Master of Art and Design Education (MArtDesEd) is a two semester coursework masters program that provides professional development courses in art and design education where students investigate current visual arts and design interests through courses interpreting curriculum changes and innovation, building research practice and leadership in the profession.

The postgraduate Art and Design Education programs are intended for art and design professionals who have completed a teaching degree. If you’re interested in training as a high school art teacher you should consider the Bachelor of Art Education.

COFA also offers a Graduate Certificate in Art & Design Education (one semester full-time).

Program Aims

Students will be able to:

  • Make sense of new syllabus concepts, in particular practices, frames, the conceptual framework and case studies.
  • Develop practical approaches to the analysis and processes of assessment and reporting requirements.
  • Take up studio courses and develop bodies of work in drawing, design, digital and electronic media, painting and photography through individually negotiated projects.
  • Learn to write about art through seminars, workshops and critical forums with leading critics, historians and curators.
  • Gain skills using the Internet, web and other electronic databases.

Career Opportunities

On completing the program, students achieve a recognised postgraduate credential and increased confidence to practically manage change and implement new syllabuses and curriculums.

Entry Requirements

All applicants should have a recently completed, recognised Bachelor degree in Visual Arts Teaching, or Design Teaching, or Art/Design Teaching with a minimum WAM requirement of 65 (credit average).