University of the Arts London
Interaction Design Arts BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Interaction Design Arts BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
94 /100
15 total respondents
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Salary of all UK Graduates of Design Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20046 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £18042 - £24043 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Course Description

BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts is a practice-led, dynamic and exploratory course examining the relationship between people and experiences through experimental technologies and processes. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL). Students are encouraged to actively play as they pursue projects through a core methodology of research, testing and iterative prototyping. This is a practice-led course that explores the communicative potential of physical experience. Focusing on the relationships between people, designed objects and experiences, students will work with interaction, narrative and moving image, alongside processes such as design prototyping, film-making, coding and physical computing. You will develop a personal perspective from which to answer complex design problems, embracing approaches such as critical design and exploring design for social change.

What can you expect?

Working within the philosophy of 'high-tech, low-tech and no-tech', students are encouraged to pursue projects that put people at the centre of their design and arts practice. As well as developing personal work, students have the opportunity to regularly collaborate with local communities on long-term human-centred projects. Our specialist studios are constructed as a designer’s playground that will nurture and encourage creativity and learning, through the formation of a community of practice. There is also access to traditional media such as letterpress, printmaking and photography.Drawing on a tradition of dynamism, exploration, prototyping and experimentation, students on BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts are taught that the only boundaries are those set by the imagination and that creative ideas hold sway over technology. Students on the course understand that design impacts the world at large and that they have a responsibility for the wider issues of sustainability and social inclusiveness

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.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Interaction Design Arts, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff


UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Interaction Design Arts, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Interaction Design Arts BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of the Arts London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of the Arts London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #2 
    • #2 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #24 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 8 university rankings of University of the Arts London

About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.

Student composition of University of the Arts London

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022

Where is this programme taught

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