MSc MA in Interaction and Experience Design From University of Limerick

Program Overview

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).
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,900

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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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
 

  • 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


Spring 
   

  • 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

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.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Graduates from the Master in Interactive media will be able to direct and manage interactive media development projects combining technological competence with Human-centered design and artistic/creative endeavour. Graduates from the master's in Interactive Media programme have gone on to employment in a wide range of areas from audio/video recording/editing to web development, from broadcasting to social media, from product and service design asking for more interactivity to mobile computing. Past students have become interaction designers, usability experts, teachers or remained artists but with a digital edge to their work. At the end of the year, students will exhibit their final project at the Digital Art Week.

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