The School of Interaction and UI/UX Design is the result of a partnership between colleges in Montreal, Concordia University, and École des Beaux-arts de Montréal. The Academy of Art University’s goal is to be a place where practitioners can work on their projects and experiment with new ideas and where students can imagine the future of digital design. The curriculum will focus heavily on preparing students for the job market by offering courses covering all aspects of UX design, like Information Architecture or Prototyping.
Academy of Art University, founded in 1899, is the world’s largest privately held accredited nonprofit school with 61 campuses in California and online programs at the Academy of Art University Online division. It offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in many areas, including computer animation, Web design and development, game art & design, and visual communications.
The Art University is keeping up with the times by creating an Unofficial School of Interaction, UI/UX Design. According to the Academy of Art University website, As part of the new school, students will be accepted into a boot camp training program to prepare them for a career that is only just getting started.
To qualify for admission, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in graphic design or computer science from an accredited institution and be enrolled at an accredited institution. Applicants must also have eight years of professional experience.
Applicants will complete a two-year program consisting of two semesters of the winter session and one semester of the summer session per year. A student may apply for unpaid or volunteer experience counted toward the eight-year professional requirement.
Internships are available for credit during summers that can be used toward the additional course requirements. These internships consist of designing and producing projects for non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, one of the most prestigious postgraduate schools for interaction design in Europe. Source: https://academyautomuseum.org/