Design for Performance and Interaction MArch

University College London    Faculty of the Built Environment

Full time & Part time September Other 4 terms full time, 30 months part time
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The Design for Performance and Interaction MArch programme at UCL is a groundbreaking multidisciplinary master's degree that explores the realms of design in four dimensions. Students learn to understand and create performances and interactive experiences using cutting-edge software and physical hardware. With a focus on prototyping and creativity, students develop advanced skills in designing performance spaces, interactive objects, and staged events. The programme takes place in UCL's state-of-the-art facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing an ideal environment for large-scale installations and public events. Entry requirements include a second-class UK degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, along with a design portfolio.

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What happens when we design not in three dimensions but four? This radical, multidisciplinary Master's degree teaches students to understand and design performances and interactive experiences.

Students learn how to use software that simulates performance spaces and the behaviour of people in different conditions. They learn how to manipulate software and physical hardware to create both simulated and actual 1:1 performance space and performances in an architectural context. 

Who this course is for

The programme is designed for students who wish to develop careers in physical and virtual interaction design, the design of performance spaces and the creation of performative events at a range of scales and venues.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with extensive experience in the field may also be considered. A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.


UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £17,300
Part-time: £8,650

Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
Full-time: £34,400
Part-time: £17,200

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