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ITU

Bachelor of Science in
Digital Design and Interactive Technologies

The Programme

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.

Who studies Digital Design and Interactive Technologies?

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 IT University has a continuous dialogue and collaboration with relevant industries and provides cases for use in classes. You will during the time of your bachelor degree develop new methods and technical skills when learning the applied skills of digital design. There is a great deal of group work on this programme, so you should be motivated to collaborate with other students.

Programme Structure

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.

Course of study Bachelor in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies
1st semester 

Digital Design and Interactive Technologies - foundations
(15 ECTS)


Interaction Design: Genres and Contexts 
(7.5 ECTS)
Introduction to programming
(7.5 ECTS)
2nd semester User Surveys and Quantitative Methods 
(7.5 ECTS)
Digital Culture and Media 
(7.5 ECTS)
Digital Material and Interactive Artifacts
(15 ECTS)
3rd semester Philosophy of Science and Technology
(7.5 ECTS)
Digital Media Analysis
(7.5 ECTS)
UX and Interface Design
(7.5 ECTS)
Physical Computing
(7.5 ECTS)
4th semester
Sustainable Futures
(7.5 ECTS)
Network Society
(7.5 ECTS)

Co-design
(15 ECTS)

5th semester
Qualitative Research Methods and Academic Communication   
(15 ECTS)
Concept Development with Industry             
(15 ECTS)
6th semester
Bachelor project
(15 ECTS)
Elective
(7.5 ECTS)
Elective
(7.5 ECTS)

 

Electives and bachelor project

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:

  • Digital Experience and Aesthetics (7.5 ECTS)
  • Designing Digital Play (7.5 ECTS)
  • Locative Media (7.5 ECTS)
  • E--business and Entrepreneurship (7.5 ECTS)
The bachelor project can be done in groups or individually.
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Teaching

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, and you will also have the opportunity to do projects in collaboration with students and teachers from Georgia Tech.

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.

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

Project Example

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.

Student Exchange

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.

Future

Further Education

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 and the master programme in Games (Design Track), where you can specialise further within specific areas that you are interested in.

Career Prospects

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.

A working BSc

Admission Figures

  • Digital Design and Interactive Technologies will admit approx. 66 new students in 2018. 
  • 90% will be distributed through quota 1 and 10 % through quota 2.
  • Indicative average mark from 2017 in quota 1: 9.0.

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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

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