Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

The digital is now part of our everyday environment. Digital processes, materials and tools demand a new approach to the design of products, systems and devices in today’s rapidly changing culture. Discover innovative design strategies for exploring how to interact with our computationally enhanced world. The IDEA program provides you with the skills and knowledge to create interactive experiences, blending the digital with the physical.

The studio model is core to the program, placing students in a highly collaborative, peer-learning environment. You will participate in a research-led studio-driven project that engages with contemporary issues in society. Hone your conceptual design abilities and technical skills, within the framework of a highly creative, research-based and human-centred design process.

The design focus in the studio varies every semester, ranging from small-scale wearable devices to large-scale environments. Content will keep pace with the cutting-edge of technology, ensuring that your skills are professionally relevant. You will have access to a broad array of modern technologies and will draw on the expertise of your studio instructors, world-leading researchers in this emergent field. Opportunities to take your designs to exhibition will enhance your portfolio and engage the public in the potential of innovative applications of interactive digital technologies.

Electives can be taken across faculties for specialization in a range of disciplines. The course culminates in a capstone experience of an industry internship or an individual research project. The Faculty draws on extensive industry and alumni contacts to offer you the opportunity of an industry internship and to build your professional network. These factors combine to position you as a creative industry specialist with the ability to work across strategic, creative and technical domains.

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

CG055

Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

CF055

Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

CC055

Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to student choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts
(c)
the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a WAM of at least 70.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification with a credit average mark across all units; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a weighted average mark of at least 70.
(5)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table G.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
maximum 6 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 48 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
maximum 24 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2013 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2013 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2013 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.