Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning
- CRICOS Code: 105516K
The Melbourne curriculum
Meet Ariani Anwar, currently employed at John Wardle Architects. She recently completed her Masters of Architecture, following a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Hispanic Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne. She is a founding editor of Inflection, the internationally published student-run journal of the Melbourne School of Design.
Travelling studios are ‘working laboratories’ for design thought and production. You’ll explore complex, real-life issues and devise solutions by collaborating with students from MSD and other universities. Exposure to unfamiliar cultures, places and people will stimulate your ability to think creatively and problem-solve. Travelling studios are a great way to bond with fellow students and forge international relationships. And they give you fantastic experience for your CV.
Previous countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and USA.
Internships and Vocational Placements
Vocational Placements, also known as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning, are a valuable way for students to get hands-on experience in industry while studying. The MSD Vocational Placement subject enables eligible students to undertake an unpaid, short term placement with a host organisation or industry that is relevant to the student’s area of study. Students are allocated an academic supervisor and a host supervisor prior to starting the placement. These two roles provide students an important source of support throughout the placement and the ensuing report is submitted for academic credit.
The Melbourne School of Design has a unique Studio teaching format for their Master of Architecture degree. At the start of each semester students select from an array of different studio concepts that change regularly to reflect the changing face of Architecture. Each studio iteration works to a different design brief so you can select studios that allow you to explore different areas of interest or build upon a specific one.
“Urban Planning is so broad! There are so many avenues to take within it and it’s perfect for anyone who is interested in lots of different things at the same time, as there are always opportunities for projects that meld together different disciplines.
I greatly enjoyed the Inclusive Cities subject, as it provided a thorough exploration into social planning and the different dimensions of equity within the city. It also included lots of great workshops and guest lectures from professionals with amazing social planning experience. Planning Law and Statutory Planning was incredibly useful as it thoroughly covered the foundations of the Victorian planning system and prepared me well for my first industry job.” Claudia Lombard. Master of Urban Planning student.