Master of Advanced Studies
in Interaction Design

FAQ

Interested to apply for the MAS in Interaction Design? Please find here the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Admission requirements

Do I need to submit an English Language Certificate?
No, we do not require any language certificate. Your level must be good enough to interact with the teachers and to present your projects.

I do not have a degree, but I have professional experience in fields related to design, technology, communication and innovation. Can I apply?
Yes, you can be admitted upon the evaluation of your portfolio and CV. If you do not have a portfolio of projects, we evaluate your CV and motivation letter.

Tuition

When do I have to pay the tuition?
The tuition is divided in three installments. The first installment is the “advanced payment” and must be paid within one month after the evaluation. The other two installments must be paid before the beginning of the program.

Can I pay my tuition through a custom payment plan?
In some cases, SUPSI administration allows students to pay the tuition through a custom payment plan. The deadlines are discussed and agreed upon the enrolment.

Content

Will I attend theoretical courses on interaction design at MAS ID SUPSI?
No, there are no theoretical classes, but only short lectures that introduce the brief and the challenge of the course.

Are all courses distributed over the semester or are they intensive?
Most of the courses are intensive workshops, from morning to afternoon, from Monday to Friday for 1 or 2 or 3 weeks.

What is the daily schedule like?
The schedule is usually everyday from 9:30 until 18:00. Students develop their project with the support of the teachers. Some days are dedicated to the personal work. The presence is mandatory only when the teachers are in class.

Do you arrange and offer an internship during and after the program?
No, we do not arrange and offer any internship. However, during the program, students get in touch with professionals and companies that are interested in acquiring interns. We facilitate the creation of network, but the final agreement depends on the right match between students and professionals.

Practicalities

Does the university provide the accommodation?
No, students have to find accommodation by themselves. SUPSI helps by providing information about housing solutions. Here the list of platforms with ads.

Where is the SUPSI campus?
The MAS in Interaction Design is at SUPSI campus in Mendrisio, Ticino, Switzerland. Main distances are: 15km from Lugano, 10km from Chiasso (Italian border), 50km from Milan, 250km from Zurich (main entry port).