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University of the Arts London

User Experience Design

UCAS Code: I140

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS tariff points from at least two A-levels or other full Level 3 qualification.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich including industrial placement | 2021

Subject

Interactive and electronic design

BA (Hons) User Experience Design is a practice-led and digitally focused course that explores the various dimensions of designing for user experience. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**Why choose this course at London College of Communication**

• You will discover the significant role design has in crafting the digital interfaces, platforms and emerging technologies that impact our daily lives.
• Learn to specialise in the use of a various techniques, methods and materials that enable you to be a hands-on creative practitioner and maker.
• You will build interfaces using prototyping tools and web technologies, master and manipulate data with code and create sensor-driven interactive environments and artefacts.
• You will be encouraged to develop as an individual and practitioner through challenging briefs and contact with highly skilled staff, numerous visiting lecturers and industry partners.
• Throughout the course you will develop a rigorous foundation of knowledge and critical analysis skills that enable you to contribute to debates on contemporary issues in design and wider fields.

**What can you expect?**

You will learn to use code, data and other digital materials alongside traditional design methods to realise your creative ambitions. This comprehensive design practice will enable you to design, prototype and build user interfaces, data visualisations, responsive installation pieces and other user-driven interactive experiences. You will also have the opportunity and support to address emerging technologies such as extended reality (XR), wearable technology, digital fabrication and artificial intelligence within a design context. The course encourages a rigorous approach to research, encouraging a deep knowledge of existing digital technologies, platforms and tools - asking how or why they are used and what the resulting personal and social implications are.

**About London College of Communication**

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London College of Communication

Department:

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Interactive and electronic design

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Interactive and electronic design

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Interactive and electronic design

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