Taught course

Design Innovation and Interaction Design

Glasgow School of Art · Glasgow School of Art

Entry requirements

An upper second class degree in a relevant area and a demonstrated interest in the subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is taught at the Creative Campus, the GSA's campus in Forres in the Highlands of Scotland. More information on the Creative Campus is available here. Please note that this programme is subject to validation for September 2016.

The relationship between humanity and technology has been the history of the world as we understand it, whether the technologies were agricultural, alphabetical, industrial or, as they are today, digital. The inter-relationship between the social, cultural and technological aspects of contemporary life defines the study of Interaction Design as a field of enquiry. Just as Gropius and the Bauhaus grappled with questions of form, function and utility in the industrial age, today’s designers must reconcile the interactions between science and society, between the digital and the ecological, between periphery and centre. Interaction is no longer merely a technological phenomenon, rather it is relational; it links every aspect of social life.

The one-year M.Des Design Innovation and Interaction Design examines the relationship between a technological imperative of innovation and the societal search for personal equality, economic and cultural quality of life and community well-being. Students on this programme will explore how these societal issues are made possible by technological advance and social innovation within contemporary society.

Information for international students

International students from non-English speaking countries will also need a UKVI IELTS of 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gordon Hush