Taught course

Visual and Experience Design

Institution
University of Europe for Applied Sciences · University of Europe for Applied Sciences
Qualifications
Masters

Entry requirements

Non-EU Applicants only:

  • EURO 3,000 (EURO three thousand) - The reservation fee will be deducted from the total amount of study fees. Exception with EU applicants
  • Official translation of the English or German for those documents in different language.

Application requirements:

  • Application form
  • Secondary School Diploma/Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records. Relevance of your bachelor’s degree subject to the master’s degree programme and amount of credits (equivalent to 210 or 240 ECTS credits depending on the master’s programme)
  • English/German language certificate* or request to waive**
  • CV - up to date
  • Passport copy
  • Letter of motivation/intent (at least 500 words)
  • For Innovation Design Management, there are special questions to be answered instead of the standard letter of motivation
  • Work experience certificate if applicable

Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 overall (no less than 5.0 each components)
  • TOEFL IBT 72
  • TOEFL ITP 500 – 547 (290-300 listening, 280-300 language form, 280-300 reading)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59
  • Pearson Test of English (General) Level 3
  • Cambridge Exam Advanced and Proficiency 162 overall
  • Cambridge Exam First (FCE) Grade C
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
  • PASSWORD 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in each component)
  • EF SET 51 (only for students appearing with MOI letter)

Language Waiver

To request a language test waiver, you must have studied in a country where the official first language is English:

  • At least nine months in duration
  • Full-time
  • Undertaken at a recognised institution where teaching and assessment throughout the course is entirely in English
  • Has been completed within 2 years of the start date of the course to which you are applying
  • Medium of Instruction (MOI) should indicate English + EF SET or any accepted English proficiency certificate requested

Months of entry

March, September

Course content

Professional roles in the field of design are constantly in flux. Contemporary design has to encompass the traditionally physical, as well as new digital media. Increasingly, companies are discovering the value of experience design in delivering brand, product and service messages and for engaging their customers and users through digital touchpoints. While many experiences work on multiple senses, the singularly most important is visual – rendering effective visual communication crucial to experience design.

In our Visual & Experience Design master’s programme, students will gain an understanding of innovations in digital, computational and physical interactions that permeate our daily lives. All topics will be delivered in sequential clusters, allowing the students to acquire and apply theories to real contexts, as well as to envision entirely new scenarios. Modules will focus on creative approaches to visual design, the value of cultural diversity in an age of globalised markets, and the deep-spectrum of approaches to designing for social media and digital ecosystems.

This course will focus on the critical awareness of the balance between creative, commercial and business considerations, to develop visual narratives using a variety of tools and graphic elements. You will also create briefs for research-driven projects and innovative approaches to business. Modules will emphasis the changing role of designer in the sphere of algorithmic process that mediate our interactions in digital spaces, where adaptive thinking and human-centred content creation are the true currencies of contemporary designers.

Fees and funding

UK students
€13,000
International students
€14,300

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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