Interaction & Experience Design

The M.Sc./M.A. in Interaction & Experience Design is designed specifically for graduates who are interested in pursuing studies that combine technological competence with design/artistic endeavour. It offers unique opportunities for designers, computer scientists and artists to exploit their potential in new areas (experience, interaction and participatory design, internet of things, social media and virtual reality, mobile and physical computing), across a wide range of activities, such as digital multimedia, software development, interactive installations, human centred research and education.

Key Fact
This multidisciplinary course uniquely offers students an in-depth and hands-on exploration of the technological avenues available today, and backs this up with a strong commitment to human-centered and collaborative design methods, techniques, and tools. This is a conversion programme that does not require prior knowledge of programming or any other subject area. It awards both MSc and MA

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Foundations of Interactive Media Design
• Interactive Media Project/Workshop 1

Electives (choose 2):
• Information Society
• Realtime Audio & Video
• Physical Computing
• Digital Modelling and Animation
• Virtual and Augmented Reality Design

Semester 2
• Principles of Interactive Media Design
• Interactive Media Project/Workshop 2

Electives (Choose 2)
• Mobile Application Design
• 3D Modelling and Digital Fabrication
• Visual Coding
• Applied Interaction Design

Semester 3
Interactive Media Project (see project sample at

Entry requirements

A primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in any subject area, with first or second class honours. A portfolio of the applicant's own work that demonstrates the applicant's creative ability. This can be artwork, websites, software, writing, etc. Applicants may be called for an interview. The interview normally takes 20-30 minutes and includes a review of the applicants portfolio.

Application dates



Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
Portfolio of work

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 year full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA/ MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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