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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (Audio and Acoustics)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (IDEA) program is the first of its kind in Australia, created to infuse technological innovation with human-centred design thinking.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MAINDEAR2AUD, 088318F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$9,359 per year / $18,718 total
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $75,000 total

About this course

The Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (IDEA) program is the first of its kind in Australia, created to infuse technological innovation with human-centred design thinking. You will explore these technologies and their potential to solve critical problems in areas including biotechnology, sustainability, social networking, urban informatics, wearable technology, health and responsive environments. This program offers students of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts an added specialisation in Audio and Acoustics . This will further differentiate your skill set and enable you to work in the emerging area of interactive sound and audio design in entertainment, buildings and public spaces. Technology is becoming closely interwoven into everyday life. How we create and design these interactions is crucial to their success and the positive impact they have on our lives. This understanding forms the core of the IDEA program's design philosophy: technology that is designed to delight its users. The IDEA program promotes a creative and critical approach, within the framework of research-driven interaction design and user experience methodologies. The result is an understanding of how to design interactive products, services and systems that will have lasting cultural and commercial importance. In a foundation first semester, you will develop the essential industry knowledge and skills for working as an interaction or user experience designer, at ease with web and mobile applications. Once you have these core skills in human-centred design thinking, web/mobile interface design and software programming, you are trained to analyse and evaluate their application in a range of design contexts. This evaluative approach is what enables IDEA students to create meaningful interactive experiences that will become ubiquitous parts of our everyday life. In the second semester, you will engage in design studio projects to extend these skills, both conceptually and technically. We offer a studio-based teaching environment in which you work individually or in teams to creatively solve design challenges.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
74%
Overall satisfaction
77.2%
Skill scale
64.2%
Teaching scale
93.8%
Employed full-time
$107.5k
Average salary