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MA in Interdisciplinary Design Practice

Course Code: Postgrad143




1-2 Years


Art & Design

CAO Points

Course Type

Postgraduate Taught courses


Clare Street

This exciting Masters in Interdisciplinary Design Practice programme encourages and promotes ideas of design synergies; where the crossing-over of contrasting disciplines results in the conception and execution of well-considered and impactful design. Through co-creation and collaboration, facilitating such design intersections, allows for betterment when designing for and tackling cultural issues, economic issues, educational issues, social issues and ecological issues. As a designer, this exciting MA will empower you with a trustworthy and tactful duty to enact social change and enhance better ways of living. Design to make a real difference. Design for transformation.

What are the entry requirements?

The applicant must have previously obtained a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2 in design or one of its many cognate disciplines, or hold an appropriate design qualification with at least two years relevant professional experience, or have been awarded a primary degree and at least five years relevant professional experience. Equivalent qualifications including the pre-NFQ NCEA National Diploma and applicants holding equal qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must exhibit a proficiency in the English language.

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What modules will I study?

Design Research Methods 

Practice-based design research methodologies. 

Contemporary Design Issues 

Responding to contemporary themes and issues in design. 

Collaborative Practice 

Collaborating effectively with others. 

Marketing for Design 

Marketing tools for successful design. 

Situated Design Research 

Carrying out research ‘off site’, on location. 

Enterprise for Design 

Business skills for designed products, services and experiences. 

Major Project 

Major and final interdisciplinary and impactful design project. 

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What Will I Learn?

The MA will broaden participants design knowledge and develop skills in interdisciplinary practice, enterprise and marketing for design. Participants will be prepared to work confidently and competently within a variety of design and applied business contexts, as independent designers or within an interdisciplinary team. Students will learn how to collaborate effectively, and operate strategically while responding to the latest developments in the field of contemporary design issues, from local to global. Throughout the MA, students have access to an extensive list of industry professionals, creative enterprise advisors, academic faculty and creative practitioners.

Locally & Globally Connected

Currently Limerick School of Art and Design and the LIT Institute engage actively with regionally based global companies across all sectors and have creative industry placements in Ireland, Europe and Worldwide.

Future Careers

Graduates will be prepared to work independently or as a team partner at a strategic level across a broad range of sectors. Graduates will use their interdisciplinary design skills to work in a number of pathways including: individual entrepreneurial business, design studios, professional services, government and private organizations, cultural institutions, technology and services sectors.