In the 3-year bachelor programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies you will work with design of digital technology – theoretically and in practice. You will learn about the relationship between people and interactive digital technologies, and how digital technologies influence our lives and society.
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 interactive digital technologies, and interaction between people mediated by digital technology. For example, we will be designing interactive concepts for businesses and organisations. We will also examine how the rapid development in digital technologies and digital media is changing our society as well as analysing digital form and content.
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, and providing a pleasing use experience, 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 primarily in Danish.
With a bachelor degree in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies you have direct access to the MSc programmes:
As a student on Digital Design and Interactive Technologies you should have an interest in designing digital technologies. You will be able to apply your curiosity and interest in designing new and innovative technologies when you work on various cases during classes.
The bachelor programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies is a three-year full time bachelor programme, which is divided into six semesters. Each semester includes both courses and project work. Theories and methods are taught in close connection to their practical applications. The study programme is concluded with a bachelor project.
See curriculum for the BSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.
Digital Design and Interactive Technologies - foundations (15 ECTS)
Co-design (15 ECTS)
The electives and the bachelor project offer an opportunity for you to shape your own profile. You can choose between four electives offered within the BSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies at the IT University:
The teaching methods are a combination of lectures, group projects and exercises, where project work play a significant part. You will learn to collaborate with other students as well as external companies and organisations. The project work and the electives 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.
The IT University has a close collaboration with the business community, and the programme is designed to give you the opportunity to collaborate with private companies. This means you will be able to work with current real-world challenges, and you will have an opportunity to make a network in the industry during your studies.
As a student at the IT University, you will become part of a dynamic and creative environment. You might experience that your studies become a lifestyle. After all, lectures, teaching and workshops are only half of student life.
An example of a bachelor project made by students on Digital Design and Interactive Technologies is design of 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.
You have the opportunity to study a part of your programme at a university abroad. Especially the 2nd year is well suited for an exchange stay. This is a chance for you to further specialise your education and have the experience of working in a new environment in a new country. The close collaboration with Georgia Tech provides an obvious opportunity for student exchanges, but the IT University has also exchange agreements with other universities, for example:
We are continually working to establish even more exchange and collaboration agreements.
With a bachelor in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies, you will hold the academic title of BSc (Bachelor of Science). This qualifies you to continue your studies in a master programme at the IT University or another Danish or foreign university in the areas of design, social science and technology.
You have direct access to the IT University’s master programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies (Danish programme), where you can specialise further within specific areas that you are interested in. You have direct access for three years after graduation, if you have completed your BSc degree after January 1, 2019 (legal right to admission).
Moreover, you are qualified to apply for the MSc programme in Digital Innovation & Management, the MSc programme in Games (Design track), and the MSc programme in Software Design.
The competences you acquire during your studies for the BSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies and the global perspective of the programme prepare you for a career in both a Danish and an international context. The courses in the programme support and develop your competences in subjects that are attractive on a global job market, for example Scandinavian approaches to co-design, and democratic media formats and work organisations.
»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«
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
»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«
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
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