Interface & Interactive Design* MA

UCA Farnham - 2021

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Farnham

Entry requirements:

Honours degree and/or relevant work experience

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Course entry options:

September 2021

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Course overview

UCA’s new MA degree in Interface and Interactive Design gives you the opportunity to further your expertise within graphic design, with a specific focus on digital devices.

With more industry sectors – app development, gaming, VR, web design, mobile phones, architecture, automotive, entertainment and the military - employing interactive designers, it’s an increasingly desirable and productive subject to study and gain a qualification in.

On this course, based at UCA Farnham, you’ll learn the fundamental skills you’ll need to forge a career from systems design to branding, together with the market insights and in-depth knowledge of User Experience, culminating in designing your own product to ‘take to market’ through your final project.

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Course details

  • Course units

    You’ll undertake the following units during your year of study.

    Interface design
    You will will explore the key tenets of interface design, exploring typography, system design, branding, grid structures and associated software.

    User Experience design
    In this unit, you will explore narrative, storytelling and audiences. It is an opportunity for you to develop, explore and analyse technology and psychology, and its relationship with human interaction.

    Market insights
    Taking a chosen area of study – which will form the basis for your final major project and take into consideration your career or further study aspirations – you will complete an extensive market research project to gain insights and understanding. You will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas and research insights to industry experts or potential investors.

    Final major project
    Using the information and insights gained from the previous unit, you will complete an in-depth study, with the aim for you to “go to market” with your products upon graduation.

  • Fees and additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:

    • UK students full-time - £10,400
    • UK students part-time - £5,200
    • International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
    • International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

    Additional course costs
    In addition to the tuition fees there may be additional course costs which will be published here shortly.

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

  • Fee discounts and scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Facilities

This course has dedicated studios which offer spaces for group tutorials and personal working. There are campus digital media suites with Macs and PCs with latest programmes for film editing as well as general design work. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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International & EU applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the following entry courses:

Pre-sessional English courses in the UK or China

UCA International Foundation courses

The UCA International College

Your portfolio

For this course, you’ll be required to submit an online portfolio via your UCA Applicant Portal. Further information on how to compile and upload your portfolio will be provided once you have applied. If you receive an offer, you’ll be invited to attend an Offer Holder Webinar where you can meet the course team and learn more about the course.

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