Hyper Island - UK

Introduction

Hyper Island designs learning experiences that challenge companies and individuals to grow and stay competitive in an increasingly digitized world. Our range of immersive programs and courses seeks to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead the change and begin a journey of lifelong learning.

Hyper Island’s mission is distilled into two main areas of focus.

1) Educational programs and courses to immerse young talents and industry professionals in intensive learning experiences from digital strategy, e-Commerce and data strategy to art direction and through self leadership and reflection.

2) Business Innovation consulting to boost understanding of how digital changes societies and consumer behavior -- and support organizations in the change process of staying or becoming creative and competitive in an increasingly digitized world.

Hyper Island has gone global, with learning hubs from Stockholm to Singapore, Manchester to New York City. Our learning design teams travel around the world meeting and talking to executives from Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, designing tailor made experiences that look to solve their specific needs and challenges.

As the digital world continue to shift and evolve, Hyper Island as a learning organization continues to keep its pulse on the digital landscape, building and improving new ways to learn, reflect, collaborate and develop new methodologies.

We may have come a long way since that bold experiment on an island prison, our mission of creating an agile and forward-looking learning environment for students and industry leaders remains steadfast at the heart of our organization, reflected in everything we do.

Our goal is to support your company in building an innovative business culture to take on current and future challenges and be ‘real world ready’ in a fast-evolving business landscape.

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MA in Digital Media Management

Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy [+]

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real world application, developing the leaders of the future. The Digital Media Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies. Designed in collaboration with industry, the program provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real world challenges. You will embark on a transformative journey to becoming a new kind of leader, who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value. You will be challenged by real world situations and given the opportunity to work on live briefs for clients. You will be challenged to create business and brand strategies and develop innovative solutions based on creative concepts. In addition to group projects, Digital Media Management students are expected to complete individual assignments to compliment each group task. At Hyper Island, you will be immersed in collaborative and high-energy learning environments that mirror the modern workplace dynamics. We value both professional and personal development and we seek to help you achieve that by supporting you with new methods, tools and knowledge to develop your abilities. The application deadline for this programme is 30 September 2015. This deadline is for all applicants - UK/EU/International. If you need any advice or guidance with your application please don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact details above. [-]

MA in Digital Media Management- Part-time

Online & Campus Combined Part time 43 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom London

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management, delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers, is designed to compliment and fit around your work commitments. [+]

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Media Management, delivered by some of the world’s most innovative leaders and pioneers, is designed to compliment and fit around your work commitments. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real world application, developing the leaders of the future. Designed in collaboration with industry, the programme provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real world challenges. You will embark on a transformative journey to finesse your skills to become adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, empowering you to go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value. Flexible Study Mode A part-time Master’s programme offers a mode of study designed to meet the time pressures and learning styles of busy professionals. This gives you the flexibility to explore the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in and transform your industry. Our part-time study mode involves an average of 3 days per month over weekends (Fri-Sun) on campus combined with readings and assignments designed to be completed from home and within your own workplace, while also being supported and inspired by Hyper Island. The program comprises six project-based modules and an Industry Research Project. Each module combines industry speakers, academic and professional perspectives, hands-on exercises, skills acquisition, collaborative teamwork, a major industry brief and individual and group reflection. Our “live” project briefs form the core of each module and are developed in collaboration with our network of industry partners who include Google, IKEA, Nestlé, Unilever, Greenpeace and the BBC as well as agencies including Ogilvy, TBWA, BBH and JWT. [-]

MA in Experience Design

Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Hyper Island's new MA in Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline. The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry. You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team. You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry. “You might call this type of work service design, experience design, design thinking, strategic design, system design, or even organisational design. Depending on your definition, this approach to solving problems really matters. The urgent, complex societal challenges our communities and businesses are facing require designers to up their game and equip themselves with the skills and talents required to design in this constantly evolving terrain” - Lauren Currie, Hyper Island Programme Manager (previously Co-Founder, Snook) [-]