Hertfordshire International College

MA Experience Design

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Hatfield
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    1 Year

MA Experience Design is an interdisciplinary award which is designed to allow students to study a newly emergent subject area which combines a range of design practices whose main focus involves space (both physical and virtual) and the presentation of a range of digital (and other) media over a period of time.
Typical applications include museum exhibition design, theme park design, immersive theatre, fine art installations, locative and immersive games and virtual reality.

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK


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· What are the objectives of this course?

MA Experience Design offers the opportunity to study an exciting and expanding area of the Creative Industries Experiment and explore immersive practice and develop innovative and effective combinations of practices, media and spatial design. Develop high-level skills in experience design incorporating your chosen specialisms or areas of interest supported by expert tutors. Project-based work where the emphasis is on the creative, informed application of new technologies and devices to produce compelling user experiences.

· Who is it intended for?

Exhibition designers for museums and heritage organisations, Immersive games developers, VR producers, User Experience innovators, Installation artists, Immersive theatre designers, digital entrepreneurs, interactive marketing designers.

· Requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent professional experience in one of the component areas that contribute to projects produced in the Experience Economy. These disciplines include, Film and TV, Digital Media Arts, Interior Architecture, Games Design, Multimedia Technology, Animation, Model Design, VFX, and Interactive Media Design. Alternatively, they may have a strong interest in one or more of these areas combined with an honours degree (2:2 or above) in an unrelated area. Accreditation of professional experience may be possible for practitioners without a f

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5.0 04/12/2018
What I would highlight: I was a student at Hatfield a d I tell you this place is like horrible. I didn't like a single thing about it except for it has good placements for you. Rest is like not worthy of giving your precious time.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 13/10/2018
What I would highlight: I am seeking support since I am being told I will fail but not getting one which is affecting my mental health, I can't wait to leave.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 23/07/2018
What I would highlight: Everything was fine except from shuttles, expensive rankings and time table errors.
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5.0 15/05/2018
What I would highlight: Adapting the university life is harder for the non business students so please try to advice more to make the work and friends become easy.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Greta Capri
4.0 23/12/2017
What I would highlight: Great facilities, nice place, professors were great and well educated. Wiif is horrible. Overall a decent place if you could do something about your internet.
What could be improved: nothing to improve
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Design techniques
Design Methodology
Design Art
Media planning
Media Marketing
Media Journalism
Media art

Course programme


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Creative Economies - 15 Credits
  • Research and Enquiry - 15 Credits
  • Practice 1: Media - 30 Credits
  • Practice 2: Media - 30 Credits
  • Media Discourses - 30 Credits
  • Major Study: Experience Design - 60 Credits

  • Research and Enquiry (Online) - 15 Credits
  • Creative Economies (Online) - 15 Credits
Teaching methods

The course is delivered through a mix of seminars, lectures and tutorials by an expert, specialist, teaching team. As an Experience Design student, you will produce a range of practical projects and gain skills in a variety of technologies and systems while at the same time developing your knowledge of current developments and practices across the Experience Industry.

For your master’s degree project, you will specify and then produce a substantial artefact designed to provide a meaningful immersive experience which reflects your own interests and career plans.

We particularly encourage experimentation and cross-disciplinary projects including those that seek to redefine the ambitions, functions and social organisations that experience design can support. During the course, some students may participate in selected undergraduate technical classes in addition to their masters study so that they can update or develop specific skills. Professional, theoretical and critical skills are also taught alongside the technical and design content through the use of academic blogs and presentations.

All students on this course will work on a live commercial brief providing first hand experience of relevant professional practice.

All students on this programme engage in an interdisciplinary project as a part of their MA study, giving them an opportunity to work with students from other disciplines in an experimental and creative way.

Work Placement

There are work related learning opportunities on this course, all students complete a live external brief as part of their coursework.

Additional information

International Students Full time £12500 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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