Interaction Design

Institute of Technology Carlow

12 months
10250 EUR/year
5500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Interaction design focuses on shaping things for people’s use and behaviour and includes designing interactive digital products, environments, visual communication systems, and services.


Interaction design is the synthesis and imagining of things as they might be, rather than focusing on how things actually are, with a focus on satisfying the needs and desires of the end user. This course is specifically designed for honours graduates in product and industrial design, multimedia and game design, visual communication design, architecture, engineering and other design related fields. This Masters course has been developed by IT Carlow in consultation with industry and is delivered though the combination of self-directed learning and graduate research within the structured environment of a taught course.

The programme

This dynamic educational environment seeks to provide a framework for interdisciplinary and peer learning and enquiry, which facilitates, promotes and leads the interaction between practice and theory.

The Master of Arts in Interaction Design aims to nurture and support a unique interdisciplinary approach to research and learning in this area. The course is centered around the development and delivery of a major project which can be either practice or theory based.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Framing User Experience
  • Principles of Interaction Design
  • Prototyping Interactions
  • Design Entrepreneurship
  • Human Interface Design
  • Communication Design
  • Design Research Methods
  • Design Project Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an honours degree in a related subject
  • If English is not your first language, a minimum score 6.0 IELTS or equivalent is required for all postgraduate programmes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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