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
  • Grade requirementsMinimum C
  • LanguageEnglish
  • ECTS120
  • StartAutumn

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What will you learn? 

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.

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.

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.

The programme has its lectures 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. This location gives the students a unique closeness to the media industry. See the Master students’ website Mixmaster

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Master's In Media And Interaction Design

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Today, most sectors are digitized and there is an increasing awareness about making digital solutions more user friendly. Being able to understand , and to make good digital solutions that matches the user´s needs are skills and knowledges that are highly attractive a in the work field today.

Some of the jobs you qualify for with this education:

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

Admission requirements and how to apply


You have to be a EU/EEA/EFTA/Nordic citizen or reside in Norway to apply. Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines:



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:

  • MIX303 Research Design and Field Studies (15 ECTS) and elective course from master level INFO (15 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.

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Study period abroad


Further studies

Graduates can also continue their education by pursuing a PhD.  

Questions about the study?

Phone: +47 55 58 33 85

Mail: advice.mcb@uib.no

Study plan

Full list of learning outcomes