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ITU

Bachelor of Science in
Digital Media and Design

The Programme

In the 3-year BSc programme in Digital Media and Design you will work with design of digital media and technology – theoretically and in practice. You will learn how digital media influence our lives and society, and you will learn how to use digital technology as a tool for professional communication. 

We use digital media and technology everywhere in our everyday lives and work.  This programme gives you the opportunity to engage in the design of, and the communication through, these media in several ways.  For example, we will be designing interactive concepts for businesses and organisations.  We will also examine how the rapid development in digital media is changing our society as well as analysing, how the messages that are communicated using digital media are experienced.


An important key element in the programme is interaction design, which focuses on how we design not just the technology itself but how the technology is utilised in human interaction and in different practices. The work with interaction design is thus about designing digital technologies and services to utilise them as efficiently as possible, whether in a professional context or everyday life.

Through design tasks, you will also get to work with target groups, communication and business strategy.

The programme is taught primarely in Danish.

Programme Structure

The BSc in Digital Media and Design is a three-year full time programme divided into six semesters. Each semester includes both courses and project work. 

The study programme is concluded with a bachelor project.

The programme can be aimed at two different profiles: 

  • Interaction Design 
  • Media and Communication. 

See curriculum for BSc in Digital Media and Design.

Course of study Bachelor in Digital Medier and Design
1st semester 

Academic Work and Communication
(7,5 ECTS)

Webdesign and Portfolio
(7,5 ECTS)
Interaction Design: Genres and Contexts 
(7,5 ECTS)
Media and Communication Theory 
(7,5 ECTS)
2nd semester User Studies and Quantitative Methods 
(7,5 ECTS)
Digital Culture and Media 
(7,5 ECTS)
Digital Material and Interactive Artifacts*
(15 ECTS)
Digital Material and Social Media**
(15 ECTS)
3rd semester Co-design and Qualitative Methods
(15 ECTS)
Digital Experience and Aesthetics
(7,5 ECTS)
Designing Digital Play*
(7,5 ECTS)
Network Society**
(7,5 ECTS)
4th semester
Concept Development with Industry 
(15 ECTS)
Philosophy of Science 
(7,5 ECTS)
Context-based App-design*
(7,5 ECTS)
Expressive Media **
(7,5 ECTS)
5th semester
Qualitative Research Methods and Academic Communication   
(15 ECTS)
Elective              
(7,5 ECTS)
Elective
(7,5 ECTS)
6th semester
Bachelor project
(15 ECTS)
E-business and Entrepreneurship 
(7,5 ECTS)
Sustainable Futures            
(7,5 ECTS)

* Profile: Interaction Design 

 ** Profile: Media and Communication   

Electives

You can choose your electives from a number of bachelor courses offered at the IT University. You can even take electives at a different Danish or foreign university.
The course list offers descriptions of all courses offered at the IT University.

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Project Example

One example is a DMD bachelor project on designing sensory pillows for intellectually disabled children.  In this case, exploration of design materials such as intelligent textiles and digital electronics (Arduino) led to a new design of sensory experiences for children that have a need for special sensory stimulation.

Teaching

The teaching is a combination of lectures, practicals and project work. Project work is a significant part of the Digital Media and Design programme. It teaches you to collaborate with other students as well as external companies and organisations. The project work and electives also give you the opportunity to study your favourite subjects in depth, thereby shaping your own individual profile.

As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.
As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.
As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.
As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.
As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.
As the programme is a joint study programme in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in the USA,  all classes are conducted entirely in English in the 2nd year, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.

Student Exchange

You also have a good opportunity to study a semester abroad as an integral part of your BSc in Digital Media and Design. The close collaboration with Georgia Tech provides an obvious opportunity for student exchanges, but we also have exchange agreements with other universities around the world. For Digital Media and Design students, we recommend: 

We are continually working to establish even more exchange and collaboration agreements.

Future

Further Education

With a bachelor in Digital Media and Design, you will hold the academic title of BSc (Bachelor of Science). This qualifies you to continue your studies in a master’s programme at the IT University or a different Danish or foreign university in the areas of science, social science and technology. You have direct access to some of the IT University’s two-year MSc programmes.


Career Prospects

The competencies of Digital Media and Design and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both Danish and international context.

A working BSc

Adrian Langer.
»

I have a really good feel for what’s happening in the industry, and I actually use my education in almost every aspect of my work life. It's a way of thinking and understanding what it means to create. What seemed quite intangible when studying became very tangible when I started working at a company.

Adrian Langer, COO at Splay
«
Louise Skjoldborg Lessél
»

Consider which subjects are actually interesting to you and why you find them interesting. If you know what really interests you, don't be afraid to pursue it. Aim all your projects in that direction so you are always working with that specific concept or field. You can do that at ITU and it's great!

Louise Skjoldborg Lessél, Independent event coordinator and concept developer
«

Admission Figures

  • Digital Media and Design will admit approx. 66 new students in 2016. 
  • 90% will be distributed through quota 1 and 10 % through quota 2.
  • Indicative average mark from 2015 in quota 1: 8.9.

Student Life

Studievejledning

Are you interested in studying at the IT University of Copenhagen, please contact The Study and Career Guidance.

Room 3D05 and 3D07
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 København S

Phone: +45 7218 5240

Email: studievejledningen@itu.dk