Course Details

Course Code:
MUINEDTFAD
Available:
Full-Time
Duration:
1 Year
Award:
Masters
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Dr Nicholas Ward
Email: nicholas.ward@ul.ie Telephone: +353 (0) 61 234246 Web: http://ixuxdesign.csis.ul.ie

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Brief Description

The Master in Interaction and Experience Design (formerly known as Interactive Media) is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. It offers unique opportunities for designers, computer scientists and artists to exploit their potential in new areas (experience, interaction and participatory design, internet of things, social media and virtual reality, mobile and physical computing), across a wide range of activities, such as digital multimedia, software development, interactive installations, human centred research and education.

The M.Sc./M.A. in Interactive Media is a 12-months intensive course that is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. It offers unique opportunities for designers, computer scientists and artists to exploit their potential in new areas (experience, interaction and participatory design, internet of things, social media and virtual reality, mobile and physical computing), across a wide range of activities, such as digital multimedia, software development, interactive installation, human-centred research and education. The unique features of this development include:

  • A new type of multidisciplinary graduate who combines technological competence with human-centered design and artistic/creative endeavour;
  • The effect of this course will enhance a student's education and employment prospects. This course will enable students to capitalise on their existing education and to extend their competencies;
  • The increase in awareness of the opportunities offered by computer technology in a range of industries and services in new and traditional media (from audio/video recording/editing to web development, from broadcasting to social media, from product, event and service design asking for more interactivity to mobile computing).

The course is limited to twenty students per year with the option of either an MA or MSc degree. Students will have exclusive access to an Interaction Design Studio and to a prototyping Lab. At the end of the year, students will exhibit their final project at the Digital Art Week Now exhibition.  For more detailed information please visit http://imedia.csis.ul.ie

The MSc/MA in Interactive media is a 12-month intensive course that is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. The convergence of computer and new media technologies offers unique opportunities for designers/artists to exploit their potential in new application areas, by the use of different design methodologies and across a wide range of activities, such as recording, multimedia, software/hardware, broadcasting and education.

Autumn Spring Summer
  • Foundations of Interactive Media Design
  • Interactive Media Project/Workshop 1

Electives (choose 2)

  • Information Society
  • Realtime Audio & Video
  • Physical Computing
  • Digital Modelling and Animation
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Design
  • Principles of Interactive Media Design
  • Interactive Media Project/Workshop 2

Electives (Choose 2)

  • Mobile Application Design
  • 3D Modelling and Digital Fabrication
  • Visual Coding
  • Applied Interaction Design
  • Interactive Media Project

(see project sample at www.dawn.ul.ie


Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.
 

A primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in any subject area, with first or second class honours.  A portfolio of the applicant's own work that demonstrates the applicant's creative ability. This can be artwork, websites, software, writing, etc. Applicants may be called for an interview. The interview normally takes 20-30 minutes and includes a review of the applicants portfolio.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • Portfolio of work
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €7,164 

Non- EU - €18,078

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

 

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.

Graduates from the Master’s Degree in Interaction and Experience Design will be able to direct and manage interactive media development projects combining technological competence with Human-centered design and creative endeavour. They have become interaction designers, usability experts, and specialists in UX and UI design, gaining employment in a wide range of areas from application and web development to product and service design.