This professionalizing programme, the only one of its kind in Switzerland, aims to train designers whose skills are based on the mastery of techniques, critical reflection and aesthetic evaluation.
It promotes the acquisition of the high capacity for innovation, organization and adaptation demanded by the new media design practices. It provides the opportunity to invent and develop devices, products or applications, as well as their content, through the use of the codes and tools specific to digital technologies and networks.
The dissemination of digital technologies and their diverse uses modify design production practices and research and make it possible to discover new fields of application. Design and interactivity thus contribute jointly and significantly to the evolution of the forms, objects, messages and services that characterise the era of technoculture.
At the intersection between creation, the media and innovation, the Masters in Media Design offers a field of experimentation favouring the development of projects in the areas of interaction design, information design, network communication, games, electronic publishing and the design of mobile media.
This programme is addressed to Swiss and international students and young professionals involved in visual communication, interactive design, computing or related disciplines.
The training combines the approaches to design, tools and expressive potential of emerging technologies with the practice of design. After an introductory workshop, the programme alternates theoretical seminars, courses and work led by internationally renowned contributors. During the first year, students acquire specific expertise in interactive design and establish an individual and prospective approach that they develop over the course of the second year, mainly devoted to the theoretical and practical work of the Masters thesis.