Master On Campus

Interaction Design

California College of the Arts

12 months
65484 USD/year
65484 USD/year
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Make a positive impact with the most in-demand design toolkit in the world today: systems thinking, design process skills, and imaginative prototyping. We offer a master degree in Interaction Design at California College of the Arts. 


MDes in Interaction Design is a one-year, intensive STEM-designated program at California College of the Arts built to provide students with the tools to create better relationships among people, products, and environments worldwide. 

Key Features 

  • Interaction designers flourish in this complex intersection, using craft-based design skills, systems thinking, and human-centered technology to find creative solutions in the heart of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 
  • Our intensive program prepares you to enter one of the most in-demand design fields in the world. You’ll learn to design for the environment, public health, transportation, education, and other major industries with wide-ranging impact.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • IxD 1 Studio
  • IxD 2 Studio
  • Personal Leadership (with MBA in Design Strategy)
  • IxD Social Lab 
  • IxD 3 Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Unofficial college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)
  • Portfolio
  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    65484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 65484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    65484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 65484 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oakland

1055 - 1962 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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