COURSES | MASTER

(UX) Design is a professionally focused, design-led course that will equip you with the specialist skills to conceive, prototype and produce human-centred experiences in an interactive digital context.

The scope of UX design is large, and growing. This MA programme focus on research projects centred on the design of digital experiences—in particular, such interactive media as Web sites and software applications. To create truly memorable and satisfying experiences, a UX designer needs to understand how to create a logical and viable structure for the experience and needs to understand the elements that are important to creating an emotional connection with the product’s users.

You will learn the advanced studio skills of user experience design, the methods and practices of user research and the critical-theoretical background to the field.

There is an increasingly high demand for designers who are able to combine their creative skills with profound insight into human behaviours and contexts. This course prepares you for the rapidly expanding field of UX – with a wide range of opportunities for advanced practitioners.

sunderland

Duration:
13 months

Educational form:
Taught

Education Variants:
Fulltime

Language:
English

Start Date:
11th October 2021

British Degree:
Master of Arts in Design – University of Sunderland

COURSE STRUCTURE
Core modules:

MA Design Stage 1 – Design Ideation (60 credits)

Negotiate a ‘programme of study’ with your tutors to identify the topics that you intend to study and develop. Choose to specialise in just one discipline or explore a number of different disciplines. Your studies will include aspects of creative studio practice that are relevant to your named pathway. There is also a theoretical element that contextualises your chosen discipline(s), alongside other design media, within the broader field of design.

MA Design Stage 2 – Design development and Prototypes (60 credits)

Test out your ideas and experiences in this prototyping stage before the final outcome in Stage 3. Explore the techniques and application of your ideas. Practical output and theoretical contextualisation will continue to interact and build on each other.

MA Design Stage 3 – Design Realisation and Production (60 credits)

Produce your final design outcomes leading to a portfolio of creative work that has evolved from the practice and theoretical research developed up to this point. A Critical Evaluation Report will support your portfolio.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is 100% coursework and you will be continually assessed throughout the course.

The course is continually assessed through module requirements, allowing students to achieve target awards. Final modules are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The MA will help further career opportunities within commercial design practice – giving recognition to each student’s individual practical and intellectual abilities. Graduates will improve their chance of employment in the advertising industry with their demonstrated enhanced specialism and understanding developed on the course.

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Accepting applications for 2021 Fall and Summer terms.

HOW TO APPLY

You should apply direct to the AAS College. We accept applications throughout the year, but advise you to apply early. We would like to receive application forms before 30th of August.

 

All candidates are required to submit the following documents:

1. A Fully Completed Application

AAS Application Form completed

A scanned copy of your passport

 

2. Diploma of previous education

University Degree (Bachelor’s or/and MA) from a recognised University and the relevant transcripts.

 

3. English language certificate

Certified Photocopy of English Language qualification(s).

Undergraduate applicants must have a fluent command of the English language which can be proven via the following examinations:

TOEFL: paper based 575 / computer based 232 / Internet based 89-90 or

IELTS: 6,5 or other equivalent qualifications.

Candidates who have not acquired an English language qualification at the time of the submission of their application form are required to submit it at least one month before the commencement of the course.

 

4. Portfolio

You can send us approximately 20 examples of your work with a short written commentary. Most of this work
can be in the form of photographs on a CD or a PDF file. It is helpful for us to see examples of your original
drawings too.

Submit your documents via email to: admissions@aas.gr
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Deciding to start study is an exciting time but the process to actually get there can seem daunting. That’s where we can help. Here’s what you need to be finding out about now. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sending you lots of important information, so if any of your contact details change, we need to know as soon as possible. Please let us know if you change your:

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You will receive an unconditional offer: An Admission Letter by college’s Admissions Office, or a conditional offer: that means that before the commencing of your course you have to submit some documents, or a rejection letter: that means that you don’t cover the requirements of the interested course.

 

Visa Process

The following documents to be submitted by all non-EU students to the Greek Embassy or Consulate Office closer to you:

  • Application form for a visa for a long stay in Greece, fully filled in and signed by the applicant
  • One recent passport-size photograph in colour
  • Passport that should be of a validity exceeding by three months the ending date of the visa length, include at least two blank pages and have been issued within the previous ten years
  • Police Clearance Certificate (Criminal record)
  • Medical Certificate
  • Travel insurance
  • Admission letter by AAS
  • A confirmation document by AAS that you are a college’s student
  • Document by the Ministry of Education that the AAS College holds a valid license and is registered in the relevant records
  • English language Certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover living expenses and AAS tuition fees in Greece
  • Visa fee
 

You should also have in mind the following:

  • Original documents and passports submitted must be accompanied along with a copy.
  • All documents submitted must be in English or Greek
  • You may be asked for additional documents and will be called to a personal interview at the Embassy or Consulate Office (the requirements of Greek Embassies or Consulate Offices aren’t the same from country to country)
  • The visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused
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