Masters Program in Interaction Design in North America

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Interaction Design

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Interaction design is a subject that focuses on the creation of digital systems, services, products, and environments. Interaction designers work to make the exchanges between human beings and digital machines easy, realistic, interesting, and engaging.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Master of Digital Media

The Centre for Digital Media - The CDM
Campus 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master [+]

Masters in Interaction Design in North America 2017. The Master of Digital Media program is an internationally recognized, research informed, and industry relevant professional master's program. What is common between a weather app on your phone, a racing game on your console and a state-of-the-art imaging tool in a hospital? All of these are digital media products, and to build them requires teams of digital media professionals. Digital media is content that is stored in digital formats and usually distributed online. The world we live in today is populated by digital media products, and the shift from traditional media has taken place in many industries, including industries that aren’t typically associated with digital media—such as health, government and education. Digital media products can be found in: eCommerce Games – console, online and mobile Websites and mobile applications Animation Social media Video Augmented reality Virtual reality Data visualization Location-based services Interactive Storytelling Digital media can include these industries: Entertainment Technology eCommerce Non-Profit Health Education Marketing and advertising Government Sports Environment Television Publishing Scholarships There are many scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students of the Master of Digital Media program. More than 60% of incoming September 2014 students received a scholarship or other financial assistance. [-]

Master of Design Methods

IIT Institute of Design
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Master of Design Methods (MDM) program is for exceptional professionals of any discipline with a proven track record of leading innovation initiatives. For many organizations, what often passes for innovation is nothing more than modest changes to existing offerings or repackaging. Real bottom-line growth comes from breakthrough innovations that give rise to entirely new market opportunities... [+]

Master of Design Methods Overview

The Master of Design Methods (MDM) program is for exceptional professionals of any discipline with a proven track record of leading innovation initiatives. Graduates accelerate their careers with a deep understanding of what design thinking can bring to their organizations. They build lasting skills and knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of challenges within large and small enterprises.

Throughout the Master of Design Methods program students collaborate with each other and students from other programs to dissect and solve complex problems. Hands-on exercises and team-based projects foster deep learning and enhance collaboration and leadership skills. ... [-]


Master of Design + MBA

IIT Institute of Design
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

IIT’s Master of Design + Master of Business Administration (MDes + MBA) is the first program of its kind. It marks an important milestone in the co-evolution of design, management, and innovation. MDes + MBA students pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously, one with ID and one with IIT Stuart School of Business... [+]

Masters in Interaction Design in North America 2017. IIT’s Master of Design + Master of Business Administration (MDes + MBA) is the first program of its kind. It marks an important milestone in the co-evolution of design, management, and innovation. MDes + MBA students pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously, one with ID and one with IIT Stuart School of Business. The MDes + MBA program combines a user-centered, method-based approach to innovation with core management education. MDes + MBA graduates are uniquely qualified to lead collaborative, interdisciplinary innovation initiatives in global organizations. Students with a bachelor degree in design can graduate after two years and one quarter. Non-designers must complete a two-semesters of foundation before beginning the MDes program. MBA courses can be taken during foundation. Courses The Master of Design is a two-year, 54-credit-hour degree program. Over 80% of the courses in the program are electives (seminars and workshops) allowing students to customize their program of study. Students can choose courses ranging across communication design, product design, strategic planning, user research, interaction design and systems design. Alumni Nurturing career development is a priority for ID students. The school hosts RecruitID, a twice-yearly event that draws top global organizations looking to hire ID graduates (or secure summer internships for first year students) for a range of positions generally tied to innovation and new business opportunities. Positions include strategists, researchers, planners, innovation and communication managers. Employers value ID students and graduates for their abilities to take on challenging problems through the application of rigorous methods. Organizations have employed our graduates as: – Design Planner – Design Strategist – Senior Innovation Strategist – Director of Product Development – Director of Innovation Methods – Director of User Research – Brand Strategist – Director of Interaction Design – Senior Information Architect – Director of Strategy and New Business Development Timing 4-5 semesters depending on MBA scheduling (1-2 semesters additional with the Foundation program, MBA can be taken in parallel) 44 credit hours for Institute of Design (30 credit hours additional with the Foundation program) 36 credit hours for Stuart School of Business Full-time residency is required for the Master of Design program To Apply To participate in this unique program, you will be asked to apply to both the Institute of Design and the Stuart School of Business. To complete your application for the Institute of Design you will need to provide the following: Portfolio of work. 5-15 pages that demonstrate critical thinking, concept exploration, and proposed solutions. For those applicants without an undergraduate design degree, a GRE/GMAT test will be required instead of a portfolio. (GRE minimum 310/340 or 3.0/6.0, GMAT minimum 600/800 or 3.0/6.0) Statement of educational objectives. 1-3 pages including career goals and reasons for studying at the Institute of Design. An additional interview (by phone, Skype, or in person) may be required. Resume or Curriculum Vitae. 2-4 years of professional practice is typical, but not required. Full-time internships, volunteer work, and freelance projects will be considered. Transcripts from all prior degrees. Degrees must be from an accredited educational institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0/4.0 or equivalent. For international applicants without a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited English-language university, a TOEFL or IETLS test is required. (TOEFL minimum 100, IETLS minimum 7.) Letters of recommendation. Three letters from professional or academic references commenting on your goals and abilities. Application fee. $100.00 Special considerations for Master of Design + MBA First apply to IIT Institute of Design and indicate your interest in the MDes + MBA program. Once you have a MDes application started, you can then submit a separate application to the MBA program. Please note: Applicants must provide a separate professional statement for each school Requests for test score waivers must be made separately through each school Any available fellowships or scholarships are awarded separately by each school Applicants must pay the application fee for both schools [-]

Master of Design

IIT Institute of Design
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Design (MDes) program welcomes students from around the world. Graduates become thought leaders, researchers, strategists and change agents at the most influential global organizations. They demonstrate novel yet feasible solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. In short, they make our world better... [+]

The Master of Design (MDes) program welcomes students from around the world. Graduates become thought leaders, researchers, strategists and change agents at the most influential global organizations. They demonstrate novel yet feasible solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. In short, they make our world better. Throughout the Master of Design program students collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams on real-world projects with partners in healthcare, business, CPG, civics and more. Projects focus on local and global challenges, addressing problems through innovation, rigor, and creativity. Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes IIT Institute of Design as one of the world’s best design schools. In addition to experienced designers, we encourage students with no formal design training to apply. A nine-month Foundation program provides prerequisite skills and experience. Approximately 50% of students come from non-design backgrounds such as business, engineering, liberal arts, computer science, and architecture. Courses The Master of Design is a two-year, 54-credit-hour degree program. Over 80% of the courses in the program are electives (seminars and workshops) allowing students to customize their program of study. Students can choose courses ranging across communication design, product design, strategic planning, user research, interaction design and systems design. Alumni Nurturing career development is a priority for ID students. The school hosts RecruitID, a twice-yearly event that draws top global organizations looking to hire ID graduates (or secure summer internships for first year students) for a range of positions generally tied to innovation and new business opportunities. Positions include strategists, researchers, planners, innovation and communication managers. Employers value ID students and graduates for their abilities to take on challenging problems through the application of rigorous methods. Organizations have employed our graduates as: – Design Planner – Design Strategist – Senior Innovation Strategist – Director of Product Development – Director of Innovation Methods – Director of User Research – Brand Strategist – Director of Interaction Design – Senior Information Architect – Director of Strategy and New Business Development Timing 4 semesters (2 semesters additional with the Foundation program) 54 credit hours (30 credit hours additional with the Foundation program) Full-time residency is required for the Master of Design program To Apply Start your application to the Master of Design program today. To complete your application you will need to provide the following: Portfolio of work. 5-15 pages that demonstrate critical thinking, concept exploration, and proposed solutions. For those applicants without an undergraduate design degree, a GRE/GMAT test will be required instead of a portfolio. (GRE minimum 310/340 or 3.0/6.0, GMAT minimum 600/800 or 3.0/6.0) Statement of educational objectives. 1-3 pages including career goals and reasons for studying at the Institute of Design. An additional interview (by phone, Skype, or in person) may be required. Resume or Curriculum Vitae. 2-4 years of professional practice is typical, but not required. Full-time internships, volunteer work, and freelance projects will be considered. Transcripts from all prior degrees. Degrees must be from an accredited educational institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0/4.0 or equivalent. For international applicants without a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited English-language university, a TOEFL or IETLS test is required. (TOEFL minimum 100, IETLS minimum 7.) Letters of recommendation. Three letters from professional or academic references commenting on your goals and abilities. Application fee. $100.00 [-]

Master in Interactive Design and Game Development

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po + 1 more

At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. [+]

Masters in Interaction Design in North America 2017. It's not just a game — it's a career At SCAD, we take games seriously. Our interactive design and game development program has won the top prize in the E3 College Game Competition for two years running, along with receiving praise from The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review. From participation in professional conferences to opportunities to collaborate with industry giants, our students have every chance to capitalize on their passion for interactive design. We'll provide the top-of-the-line tools, the outstanding faculty and the advanced curriculum you need — you just bring your A-game. M.A. in interactive design and game development Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning ITGM 502 Game Design Perspectives* ITGM 503 Design Methods for Interactivity* ITGM 505 Game Art Methods* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CLC 580 Collaboration† ITGM 705 Interactive Design and Media Application ITGM 706 Game Design Documentation‡ ITGM 709 Visual Interface and Information Design‡ ITGM 710 Character Development§ ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design§ ITGM 719 Scripting for Interactivity# ITGM 721 Environments for Games# ITGM 723 Human-centered Interactive Design ITGM 748 Interactive Design and Game Development M.A. Final Project — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in interactive design and game development Available at: - Hong Kong - Savannah - eLearning ITGM 502 Game Design Perspectives* ITGM 503 Design Methods for Interactivity* ITGM 505 Game Art Methods* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art CLC 580 Collaboration† ITGM 705 Interactive Design and Media Application ITGM 706 Game Design Documentation‡ ITGM 709 Visual Interface and Information Design‡ ITGM 710 Character Development§ ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design§ ITGM 719 Scripting for Interactivity# ITGM 721 Environments for Games# ITGM 723 Human-centered Interactive Design ITGM 749 ITGM Portfolio and Business Practices ITGM 755 Thesis Studio I: Exploration and Prototype Research ITGM 765 Thesis Studio II: Application and Production ITGM 779F Graduate Field Internship¶ ITGM 779T Graduate Teaching Internship¶ ITGM 790 Interactive Design and Game Development M.F.A. Thesis — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective† — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective — 700-level ANIM, DWRI, FILM, ITGM, MOME, PERF, PROD, SFDM, SNDS, THED or VSFX elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in interactive and game development Become an interactive designer. Become a web designer. Become a game designer. At SCAD, professionals visit with students every quarter, interviewing for positions and reviewing portfolios. Recent visitors include representatives from Zynga, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Crystal Dynamics and Activision. These opportunities reflect our status as one of the world’s most acclaimed universities for the study of interactive design and game development. Launch your career as a professional: Game designer Concept artist Online games developer/designer Interface designer Modeler/texture artist Level designer Web designer Environmental artist UI/UX designer And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Epic Games Sucker Punch Productions Firaxis Games Frog Design 24 Caret Games Autodesk Gameware Google Blizzard Bemis Balkind [-]

Master in Illustration

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design. [+]

Drawing the future through illustration SCAD’s illustration program trains students to create fine-art drawings, bringing ideas, characters and personalities to life using both traditional and digital techniques. As a student here, you'll learn to work in a professional environment through a program structured like a working studio. You'll develop a personal style and technique, learning to express your own unique vision while forming a well-rounded perspective on design. M.A. in illustration Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies* ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration* ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 749 Illustration M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in illustration Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning ILLU 503 Illustration Strategies* ILLU 504 Drawing Strategies for Illustration* ILLU 505 Influences in Illustration* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism ILLU 701 Media and Techniques ILLU 714 Drawing for Illustrators ILLU 721 Advanced Studio Techniques ILLU 727 Illustration Concepts and Composition ILLU 730 Digital Solutions for Illustration ILLU 735 Illustration Markets ILLU 742 Directed Projects in Illustration ILLU 764 Illustration for Publications ILLU 774 Professional Practices in Illustration ILLU 779F Graduate Field Internship† ILLU 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† ILLU 779F Graduate Field Internship‡ ILLU 779T Graduate Teaching Internship‡ ILLU 790 Illustration M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Go after the career you've always wanted SCAD's illustration program will help you realize your vision of becoming a successful illustrator, putting a public face on some of the most popular brands in the world. Alumnus Mark Wetzel (B.F.A., illustration, 2005) explains how the skills he learned at SCAD and his love of fun and creativity have fueled his success as a senior designer at McGarryBowen. Careers in illustration Become a digital illustrator. Become a children's book illustrator. Become a storyboard and concept artist. As a SCAD-trained artist, you'll learn to use everything from cutting-edge digital technology to tried-and-true pen and ink to create dazzling illustrations. An array of careers await, from creating film storyboards to commercial illustrations to designing book covers, and our ace faculty and world-leading curriculum can bring you right to the top. Launch your career as a professional: Commercial illustrator Book cover illustrator Children's book illustrator Computer game illustrator Art director Graphic novel artist Cartoonist Digital illustrator Storyboard and concept artist And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Walt Disney Imagineering Comedy Central The New York Times Bento Box Entertainment A&E Game Informer Converse Revolver Studios ImagineFX [-]