Now you can have the power to change the way the world works! The Diploma in Design for Interactivity opens the doors to a vibrant career in international companies at the forefront of the creative technology arena - companies such as Apple, Dell, Google, Samsung, Phillips and Microsoft.
Starting from the basics, you will learn to think about the impact designs have on everyday life as we train you in user-centred design, information architecture, design thinking, ethnographic research, tangible interaction and many, many other key skills. By the time you graduate, you will be able to create amazing user interfaces and interactive designs that will impact people and the environment through great user experiences.
Be it a smart tablet or an automatic wheelchair, what lies behind these products is a powerful human-centred design that maximises interactivity. A successful product ensures a pleasant user experience or even changes the way people use a product.
The Diploma in Design for Interactivity equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand design from the perspective of a user. You will learn how to create user interfaces that are sophisticated, intuitive, and a pleasure to use. Over the course of the programme, you will learn how great interactive design can shape user interactions in profound and delightful ways.
Graduates of this programme are well-equipped to join a variety of companies in the design and creative industries, from local start-ups to multinational corporations. You will gain skills that are transferable to any enterprise focused on design and usability, and learn how to contribute towards meaningful product user experiences.
RP’s design for interactivity graduates can pursue careers in the design and creative industries, often joining the ranks of design teams in global technology companies such as Apple, Dell, Google, Samsung, Phillips, and Microsoft. These exciting career tracks include:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
7 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C105 Introduction to Programming
C111 New Media Communications
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
5 compulsory modules:
T201 Creative Concepts
T202 Art of Story
T601 Arts History (2 MC) T602 Creative Enterprise (2 MC)
10 compulsory modules:
T241 Anthropological Studies
T242 Interaction Design
T244 Site-Specific Art
T245 Tools for Interaction Design
T308 Short Media Production
T342 Wearable Technology
T343 Humanist Computing
T344 Smart Architecture
T345 Play Experience Design
4 compulsory modules:
G301 Project / G311 Industry ProjectG901 Character and Citizenship EducationG913 Portfolio DevelopmentT931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the Schools and Centre in RP.
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Design for Interactivity, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.