Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for six consecutive years (2015-2020) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.
About the Programme
Information Experience Design (IED) students design experiences to communicate information, creating installations and interventions using all senses, modes and media, including sound and moving image.
We approach social and technological systems critically and work across art and design. We’re grounded in theories and research methods from science and philosophy.
Creative practitioners today can no longer afford to be constrained by traditional specialisms and outdated definitions of art, design, science and technology. We take a post-digital and post-disciplinary approach, working across these areas to undertake advanced research and practice, using a wide range of media, materials and methods.
IED looks beyond the object, product and screen to content, context and concept; and beyond binary concepts such as human, artificial and natural, aiming for individual and societal transformation.
When applying for this programme, you select one of these specialist pathways.
Experimental Design: Question, critique, push and provoke notions of information, experience and design.
Moving Image Design: Re-imagine future forms and content of moving image.
Sound Design: Combine sound and design practice in applied and experimental ways.
Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process will consider creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall.
Students come from a wide range of backgrounds. While you may come directly from first-degree programmes across art and design, you may have also joined the programme with professional experience in industry, or from a background such as science, technology and the humanities.
About the School
Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world.