Program Overview

Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design
Program Overview




Study at One of Australia's Most Prestigious Universities Without Leaving Your Own Home

As a leading Group of Eight (Go8) Australian University, UNSW has a good international reputation, and now you too can study at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW without the expense of relocating to a new country. Click here to listen to some of our students' opinions of their experience.

It is also possible to study some of our courses online and gain credit towards one of COFA's other art or design Masters degrees which you can complete on campus in Australia. Contact us to discuss these options.



About the Program

The Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design is a fully online postgraduate coursework degree from the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

Students from all over the world learn collaboratively in a very interactive, social and specially designed Omnium online environment, working in a mix of practical and theoretical art and design courses. 

The online nature of the program allows you the flexibility to study at times that suit your busy lifestyle, and offers you the opportunity to experience, better understand and work within a wide range of creative disciplines, enhancing and strengthening your own creative process and practice. 

Current locations of students and teachers within the program

You will experience online study with peers from different creative backgrounds, professional experiences, locations and cultures. The program will explore theoretical and practical connections and differences between a wide range of creative disciplines.


Career opportunities 

The Master of Cross-Disciplinary Art and Design is a flexible professional development degree, appropriate for those:

  • wishing to extend their undergraduate creative studies
  • deciding to make a career change to a creative profession
  • employed in creative professions wishing to extend their cross-disciplinary capabilities and knowledge

The program also aims to improve your value to an employer in any creative industry by providing collaboration and communication skills, essential in contemporary cross-disciplinary creative practice.


Program structure

Throughout the program, a structured sequence of core-courses contextualise a wide variety of elective choices by illuminating their theoretical, practical and disciplinary connections. Following lectures and coursework activities, written and presented by academics and professional practitioners, you will be required to initiate development of a progressive personal creative portfolio. This aims to draw together aspects, issues and creative discoveries you make whilst studying your elective choices to begin the process of working creatively in a cross-disciplinary nature.

Overview of the Master of Cross-Disciplinary program structure
Program structure demonstrating the relationship between sequenced core and elective courses

 Each course’s lecture material and assessment structure is completely meticulously planned in detail prior to it going ‘live’ to ensure you have the most comprehensive and cohesive study experience possible.


Detailed Program Information

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