Master of Arts in Interaction Design and Interactive Art(MA IxDIA) is a unique interdisciplinary program that focuses on creating interactive applications and objects as part of a designed user experience. This unique program provides artists studio and fabrication spaces, courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory, an engaged faculty and access to student research grants and mentorship.
The Master of Arts in Interaction Design and Interactive Art emphasizes the creative and technical aspects of current and emerging technologies and their use in creating, controlling, delivering, and presenting compelling content in an interactive form. Plus, it draws from elements in a number of fields including art, computer science, journalism, psychology, and telecommunications.
This Master's program is a two-year degree program. Most coursework is offered in the evening. During the first year, students develop a theoretical foundation in interaction design, enhance their creative skills, and learn to work effectively in teams. During the second year, small teams of students with various backgrounds and talents create innovative, professional-quality interactive projects. Ideas for group projects can originate from students, faculty, or external sources. Many of CSU Eastbay's student projects have won national and international awards.
24/7 Access to makerspace and computer labs. Thesis Candidates get their own studio space.
Students can apply for financial support to fund their thesis projects and travel to attend conferences.
Students enjoy benefits including small student-teacher ratios and a dedicated interdisciplinary faculty. Students have 24-hour access to their own professional-quality production studios, well equipped and maintained. Students alsohave access to a full maker-space and industrial fabrication shop with laser cutters,3d-printers, CNC milling machines a bronze foundry, a full metal- and wood shop.
Department events like Game Jams, Hackathons and faculty-led research initiatives give students hands-on experience, enhance their theoretical education and provide research experience, strengthen their team building skills and allows for networking with fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals.Apply Now