Design (Interaction) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Be part of an interdisciplinary design programme which promotes social and cultural innovation.
  • Develop your specialist skills and knowledge in a collaborative studio environment.
  • Innovate with materials, technology and conceptual thinking.
  • Extend existing material practices in response to the needs of our rapidly changing world.
Placing emphasis on personal research, this course gives you the chance to develop your own interests and ideas in a challenging and supportive environment. Academic staff are design specialists, researchers and practitioners who will support you to expand your practice and develop an independent, autonomous approach. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The initial modules are taught to all students in the department of Art and Design (including fashion, graphics, illustration, interior, jewellery and metalwork, interaction, packaging and product) and you focus on gaining a critical understanding of design thinking, theoretical studies, research methods and making practices. In subsequent modules, you will follow your own personal practice, supported by key specialist staff. You learn through
  • immersive learning alongside peers in a studio environment
  • practice-based research
  • project work
  • individual and group tutorials
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • constructive critical debates
Live projects We embed an understanding of, and dialogue with, the creative industries and the world of professional practice beyond the postgraduate studio. Live projects are embedded into specific modules, and you're encouraged to seek industrial sponsors or collaborators for individual projects. The long-established link with our Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) supports a continuing tradition of graduates from the Masters courses working as research assistants and/or continuing their studies to PhD. Field trips There are opportunities to participate in study trips and visits to design conferences and debates. Networking opportunities You benefit from studying within a cross-disciplinary, vibrant, international, collaborative and supportive postgraduate environment. You can work alongside our Design Futures consultancy, and with researchers from the ADRC. We also have contacts with leading design agencies and organisations, museums and practitioners, and encourage you to work collaboratively with them. Your interaction tutors also have connections and experience in diverse areas such as user-experience design, advertising, structural graphics, typography, branding and marketing. Future careers This course prepares you for a career as a
  • independent design practitioner
  • designer
  • design manager
  • maker or manufacturer
  • company-employed designer
  • postgraduate student at PhD level
The aim of this course is for you to achieve your personal employment ambitions — whether as a design professional in the creative industries, or in related areas such as research, retail, marketing, and education. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for international design companies and consultancies as well as gaining PhD scholarships.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules Creative Design And Positionality Ma Project (Interaction) Methods For Research And Practice

Assessment method

Coursework


Entry requirements

Normally you need • a 2.2 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject or significant relevant experience • appropriate study plans, including an indication of possible project topics and clear, appropriate and realistic learning aims • a high level of creative ability, as evidenced by a portfolio of work • ability to discuss design issues critically and confidently For information on applying, the interview process and your portfolio, download our MA Design application support. If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


English language requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Art-and-design/MA-Design-Interaction/Full-time/


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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Design (Interaction) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS