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Media and Interaction Design, Master's, 2 years

Media and interaction design is about designing and developing engaging solutions for new media.
  • TuitionNone
  • Years2 years
  • Intake12
  • LanguageEnglish
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn

You get a highly industry-relevant education that enables you to design prototypes on new media, and evaluate the user experience of both media producers and media users.

Key themes and issues of the study programme include:

  • What is good interactive media content?
  • How does the media of the future look like?
  • How can interaction design and technical solutions help media producers create better media content?

Through the media, the citizens receive information that makes it possible to participate in the public debate. With digital systems, we see an increased demand for new technical solutions and new formats for audience participation and user-generated content.

With this education, you can identify and develop many solutions to the challenges the media has when it comes to better and more efficient workflow.

The programme is taught in Media City Bergen, a knowledge and industry cluster where the university is co-located with media and media technology companies such as TV2, NRK, Vizrt, Bergens Tidende, Mediability and Vimond. At the same time as teaching is theoretical grounded in media studies, interaction design and communication theory, this gives students a unique closeness to the media industry.

More information below

Master's In Media And Interaction Design

Career

Today, most sectors are digitized and there is an increasing awareness about making digital solutions more user friendly. Being able to understand what users need in different situations, and to make solutions for this are skills and knowledge that are increasingly sought after.

Some of the jobs you qualify for with this education:

  • Interaction Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Media Entrepreneur
  • Digital Media Developer

Graduates can also continue their education by pursuing a PhD.  

Student life

Rather than lectures, teaching takes place through seminar groups, workshops, discussion groups and field courses. This is a full-time study programme and you should expect to participate in eight hours of organized teaching weekly, as well as additional self-study. Teaching and literature are in English.

The first year you have access to a shared study room, while in the second year you can apply for a permanent study desk. All courses are compulsory, and there are mandatory work requirements related to each course.

See the Master students’ website Mixmaster

Structure

The Master's Programme in Media and Interaction Design is a two-year full-time study that starts in August.

First semester:

  • MIX301 Media Technology: Theory and Development (15 ECTS)
  • INFO361 Research Topics in Human-Machine Interaction (HCI) (15 ECTS)

Second semester:

  • MIX302 Research Design and Field Studies (30 ECTS)

Third and fourth semester:

  • MIX350 Master Thesis (60 ECTS)

You may conduct the Master's project in collaboration with a media or media technology company. You can contact the company on your own to make arrangements for cooperation, but different companies will also come and present their ideas for master's projects.

The practical work related to the master project can be a prototype of a practical application, but can also be an evaluation of an interactive medium or a production study.

See full list of courses

What you will learn

Upon completion of the master’s programme, you will have a competence that combines technical development with critical and creative thinking. You gain advanced knowledge within interaction design, and a specialized insight into the field of interaction design for the media.

The study programme provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a project that allows you to combine technical development work and content production related to the media.

Full list of learning outcomes

How to apply

You will have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply: