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Interaction Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Core skills for successful design

At the Interaction Design course offered by California College of the Arts you’ll combine cognitive science, the history of design, and human-computer interaction to develop a practice that speaks to the issues you care about most. In order to create forward-thinking solutions, you’ll learn to master the following core skills:

  • Understand behavior and human systems
  • Master technical and visual interaction for real-world designs
  • Create, evaluate, and validate physical and digital prototypes
  • Demonstrate work through presentations and user interfaces
  • Identify opportunities and produce original design responses

Potential career paths

  • Interaction designer
  • Experience designer
  • Product designer
  • Service designer
  • User interface designer
  • Design researcher
  • Creative director
  • Design director
  • Information architect
  • Voice interface designer
  • Product manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interaction Design Studios 1-5
  • Time Studio 1–2
  • Visual Interaction Design
  • Prototyping
  • Design Research
  • IxD: Interdisciplinary Studio
  • Internship
  • Senior Thesis 1 and 2

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
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