The purpose of the Master of Arts in Industrial Design is to develop researchers who can contribute to industrial design knowledge at an advanced level. This qualification by research will be earned by completing an advanced research project, which culminates in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. The research project may take the form of textual or artefactual research but, regardless of the preferred form of research, a written dissertation is delivered as the final output of the qualification which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at this level.
At the Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture, we believe that art, architecture, and design can make this world a better place.
We are deeply invested in ensuring that our students learn to be proactive about finding and creating situations where they can put their knowledge, skills, and values into practice.
We, the hashtag generation.
With the rise of the internet and the strong presence of social media, we have become an interconnected society in which people from different cultures and beliefs can share ideas instantly. Therefore it is important for us to incorporate the global art, design, and architecture community into what and how we teach.
Creativity is embracing each other’s differences.
FADA houses all the creative disciplines under one roof and with this, we maintain a strong focus on sustainability and relevance and engage actively with the dynamism, creativity, and diversity of Johannesburg and the rest of the world. With the eight creative disciplines at FADA, Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Visual Art, and Jewellery Design, we expand each of these fields beyond their traditional boundaries through internal and external collaborations.
Always on top of change.
FADA works closely with the industry to ensure that its professional programs remain relevant and competitive. Our graduates are employed nationally and internationally in diverse areas of the industry, or work as freelance designers, architects, or independent artists. Whatever their preference, they have been thoroughly prepared as professionals in the highly competitive fields of art, design, and architecture through creative and entrepreneurial development, which are key elements in the programs offered.
Reasons for studying at UJ
UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
Grab the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and train alongside Olympians and Paralympians on state-of-the-art pitches, tracks, and fields, or just keep fit by joining one of the gyms on each of our 4 campuses.
Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
UJ offers an amazing on-campus experience whether you live in one of UJ’s residences, belong to a day house, or whether you just want to socialize at the Student Centres on all campuses.
We ensure the health, safety, and security of all our students through our own on-campus health services and UJ Protection Services.
Did you know that during the first five years of UJ’s existence it doubled its targeted research output and to this day, continues to break records!