Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

This programme explores new roles, contexts and approaches for interaction design in relation to the social, cultural and ethical impact of existing and emerging technologies;projects, which are often speculative and critical, aim to inspire debate about the human consequences of different technological futures both positive and negative; students work closely with people outside the college, designing for the complex, troubled people we are, rather than the easily satisfied consumers and users we are supposed to be; project outcomes are expressed through a variety of media including prototypes, performance, video and photography.

Course Modules

Modules include: critical and historical studies; workshops; projects.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should have: a degree in art, design or a discipline relevant to interaction design (equivalent professional experience may be counted instead of a degree); be highly committed to playing a significant and meaningful role in the shaping of our technological future; present an excellent design portfolio, have an interest in emerging technology and its impact on everyday life, and show examples of design projects with an interaction design focus. Applicants from a non'art and design background must have extensive experience in industry or a relevant discipline and demonstrate a keen interest in art and design. Applicants do not need to have experience working with electronics or software but should have a good range of computer skills and excel in at least one area (e.g. graphics, three'dimensional modelling, animation, programming, video).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees