Interactive Design

A semester where you learn digital design skills, motion graphic design and interactive communication design and combine them with research, strategy and concept development in visual communication.

Please note there is a mandatory portfolio review to gain access to this programme and a limited numbers of places. It is very competitive to get into the programme, so make sure you have the required qualifications to this programme before applying.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Location: Campus Copenhagen
  • Programme Start: From 2020 this program will be offered during springs. This program will not be offered at all in 2019.
  • Level: Advanced undergraduate.

Application deadline: October 1

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Your benefits:

  • Empower yourself as a professional digital designer. Create creative concepts and strategies on a solid foundation of research and knowledge of user behaviours.
     
  • Design visual concepts for digital media across platforms such as television, virtual reality, and mobile devices.
     
  • Improve your motion graphics skills in a learning-by-doing environment using the latest software and technologies to create animated storytelling.
     
  • Become a part of an intense study environment with Danish and international students.
     
  • Communicate dynamic information, whether it is visualizing raw data or creating dynamic identities.

     

Programme structure:

Courses:

Course 1: Dynamic identity (5 ECTS)
The course will provide students an insight into the principles, methods, and tools connected to developing a visual identity and its dynamic potential as encapsulated in a design system. Students will link established knowledge on visual communication with methods and practice in the development of design systems and will develop own design tools targeted at the use of dynamic media.

Course 2: Co-creation (5 ECTS)
(Common course between Interactive Design, Graphic Design, Photographic Communication and Creative Communication)
Students will learn, understand, and apply theory, related methods, activities, and principles associated with co-creation and co-design and their application in different contexts. Students will acquire knowledge of the elements involved in building up a net-based business such as crowdsourcing, for example. Additionally, during the course, students will address business strategy, positioning, product development, pricing methods, and the practical application of co-creation’s methods.

Course 3: Game Design and Virtual Worlds (5 ECTS)
The course will provide students insight into the methods and technologies connected with the development of interactive and virtual environments including game logic and mechanics and level design. With an outset in a concrete communication need, students will link established knowledge on visual communication with methods and practice in the development of virtual interactive environments.

Course 4: Motion Graphics (5 ECTS)
The course will provide students insight into the methods and technologies connected with the development of motion graphic design, including light, sound, moving pictures and animation. Students will also develop skills in solving communication problems with the use of software and technologies related to the field. Students will understand and incorporate concepts of movement and sound into design and communications solutions.

Course 5: Visualizing Data (10 ECTS)
The course will provide students insight into the methods and technologies connected with the development of interactive and virtual environments including game logic and mechanics and level design. With an outset in a concrete communication need, students will link established knowledge on visual communication with methods and practice in the development of virtual interactive environments.

 

Learning environment
Learning-by-doing in a studio-based learning environment is central in the teaching. Presentations of theories and methods are followed by practical experiments and exercises.

Assignments are typically ‘real’ cases from companies that needs advertising and digital design, TV stations or film production companies. All assignments have relevance for your portfolio.

Class size is approx. 24 students. Classes are mixed with Danish and international students. You will work in groups or individually depending on the assignment.

You will get your own desk and a Macintosh computer with relevant software during the time of your study. All software is supported by e-learning videos from Lynda.com

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Requirements and tuition
To apply for the programme in Interactive Design you must have:

• at least 1 year on a BA digital design program.
• basic knowledge of visual communication, interface design and motion design
• a good command of the English language, both written and oral.
• a portfolio.
• a good command of the tools from Adobe Creative Suite

Moreover, we will favour applicants with a programming experience with for example Processing or JavaScript.

You do NOT have to pay tuition fee if you are:

  • studying at one of our partner institutions, see the list here.

The tuition fee is 5200 € for this programme.

Admission
We offer up to 8 places for international students, mainly from partner institutions of Danish School of Media and Journalism and about 18 places to our national students. The semester programme is offered as the INTERACT semester programme.

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