This is a dynamic, practice-led course that will prepare you for work in an increasingly technologically-driven and interdisciplinary world.
About this course:
The course has three distinct areas. You'll explore these through research, prototyping and making to develop responsive and complex design projects:
- Interaction - How humans, non-humans, systems and objects interact in meaningful experiences.
- Design - Addressing aesthetic and strategic needs to seek value in the material world.
- Communication - The ability to work with narrative and information to craft futures.
Develop skills in interaction design, design prototyping and physical computing, user-centred design, open source digital platforms, forecasting and futures, design research, new and interactive media, designing in the anthropocene, strategic design, and critical thinking and making.
Four reasons to apply:
Developing critical and flexible practitioners:
- Understand the scope of design methods to work critically and interdisciplinary across a range of media, technologies and applications. Enable graduates to continue to grow and develop as dynamic practitioners.
- Work in collaboration with our professional industry and cultural partners including Intel, IBM, William Morris Gallery and the V&A.
- Discover a broad range of weekly guest lectures to give you insight into potential careers and build networks with industry experts, academics, artists and designers.
International field trips:
- You'll travel and engage in workshops and exhibitions out in the world. Previous trips have included Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, Sonar +D in Barcelona and ThingsCon in Berlin.
Who should take this course
MA Interaction Design Communication provides an opportunity for experimental practice in an area of design that increasingly explores the intersection of the physical and digital domains. With a focus on synthesising thought through rigorous design prototyping (making), digital processes and user perspectives, the course is highly reflective of interdisciplinary practice within the contemporary design, media and communications industries.
The course's integrated approach to critical thinking provides you with the opportunity to work with critical ideas in an applied design context & for example psycho-geographic practice as empirical research or engaging with other critical theories of space to generate user perspectives. This ensures that ideation processes take on both the macro as well as micro opportunities for innovation and speculation crucial to building a portfolio of highly engaged work. As well as placing you in a position to work across the broad spectrum of interaction, design and communication, the course is just as interested in design questions as design answers. This means that the course also prepares you for progression to further design research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice. LCC has an outstanding team of practitioners and published researchers and enjoys a rich programme of visiting speakers. The course also benefits from a cross-European collaboration with design industry professionals and higher education institutions and there is an opportunity to visit at least one other centre in Europe during the course.
This course is taught within the Design School.
Fees & Funding:
- Home / EU fee
About Course Provider
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six renowned Colleges, each with its own world-class reputation: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Offering an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts, UAL is the main talent pipeline to the UK’s creative industries.
Home to a diverse community of over 18,000 students from 129 countries, UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. Our graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global business to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
Building on UAL’s association with some of the most original thinkers in the arts, students and staff are inspired to challenge convention, generate new ideas and nurture talent. Home to award-winning staff and students for more than a century, UAL’s Colleges are at the forefront of learning, creativity and practice in their specialist subjects. This close-knit College structure offers opportunities for learning and enquiry for people at all stages of their creative development.
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