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Interaction Design

School of Visual Arts

24 months
51860 USD/year
51860 USD/year
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The Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts is a response to these opportunities for interaction. Designers find themselves influencing the future of products and services, education, journalism, health care, banking, cities and more.


Interaction design used to write the story so the world could see the future. Today, interaction designers are writing the story so the world can participate in the future. Interaction design creates opportunities to shape and guide behavior. It opens opportunities for experiences and exchanges not possible before. It makes the intangible tangible; it’s the discipline that communicates the pragmatic future. And where we stand in the history of the future is a tremendous opportunity for the design of interactions.

With an increase in design’s possibility for influence, designers are negotiating a whole new set of opportunities.

Where once we were considering interfaces and interactions on screens, we’re now considering how these expressions tie into bigger systems. We live in a world where we carry hospitals in our pockets, banks in our watches, and find out about earthquake warnings from Twitter and birth announcements on Facebook. As data is more readily available and designers are informed by new formal and informal mechanisms for connecting, we are aware we are part of something bigger.

Why We Stand Out:

  • Create innovative approaches to human problems
  • Develop fluency in prototyping and the practical application of visionary ideas
  • Transform entrepreneurial concepts into new products and services

More About the Department

The Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life and intends to increase the relevancy of design to business and society so designers can make a difference. The definition of “difference” is something only students know—a personal exploration only they can do—and the program is designed to support that exploration over two years.

The program is collaborative. In a studio environment, students explore prototyping a range of experiences hat cross visual, conceptual and technical boundaries. Grouped in transdisciplinary teams, students work both in the studio and in the field to create inventive solutions to real-world problems.

The program is people-focused. We focus on teaching how people relate to one another through the products and technology we explore.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A History of Design                               
  • Research Methods                                 
  • Service Design and Transformation                  
  • Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design
  • Physical Computing             
  • Hello World: The Logic of Interaction                
  • Crafting Interactions                            
  • Smart Objects                                        
  • Framing User Experiences                    
  • Design in Public Spaces            

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25930 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    51860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25930 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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