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Become the design leader of tomorrow

The Master of Science programme in Digital Design is a one-year full-time programme on interaction design. It educates design professionals in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges through a critical and ethical design approach with a focus on human-centred and sustainable practices. From over-consumerism to energy transition. We empower students to challenge the status quo of tech promises, question the norm, and seek innovative perspectives beyond conventional design tools.

Why study with us

  • Three main thematic areas (Playgrounds): Emerging Interactions, Emerging Futures, Emerging Ecologies;
  • Expand your design knowledge, experiment, and take risks at our design lab;
  • Join an international and multidisciplinary team in a studio-setting learning;
  • Get feedback on your work from design professionals;
  • Enjoy multiple cultural and design-related offerings that Amsterdam has to offer.

At our studio, you'll work on exciting briefs and develop your own projects. Past projects have ranged from helping cancer patients exercise more to waste management; from assisting introverts in communication to helping citizens be more aware of digital privacy.

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Coaching, Mentoring & Feedback

We believe in helping you further your ideas. Throughout the year, you enjoy coaching and mentoring from your lecturers and professionals from our partnering design agencies.

Also, at the end of each project, you get to showcase your work to students, lecturers, and guests from the industry who provide feedback during an afternoon - we call them Feedback Feasts. You then get two extra weeks to continue iterating and developing your project either with your group or on your own.

In total, you get three main group projects and three Feedback Feasts. At the end of the year, your best work is showcased in our public exhibition visited by professionals from the field, with whom you can discuss your portfolio.

Career opportunities

Professionals graduating from the programme may work in a variety of settings in both creative and academic worlds. Roles include: Digital Design Strategist, User Researcher, Design Team Leader, Creative Director, among others.

Some of our graduates have gone to work in reknown companies, including, Dept Agency, MediaMonks, Fabrique, Bugaboo, TomTom, and more.

Talk to one of our graduates to learn more about your career prospects.

Reach out to them directly via our alumni page or get in touch with us.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates over 30 years of age.

Don’t fulfil some of the criteria? Contact us to discuss your situation with one of our coordinators:

How to apply

Every year, we welcome 48 students from across the globe.

Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience through an annotated portfolio and curriculum vitae. The best applications are invited for an interview based on which candidates may be offered a place in our programme.

Interested in the programme?

Contact us for more information, a chat with our students, or a visit to our studio.

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