Information Design and Visualization

About course

The Master of Science Information Design and Data Visualization is a two-semester research- and analysis-oriented program focusing on visual interfaces to communicate and explore digital information. Successful graduates will be professional information designers and data visualization experts able to collaborate effectively in this dynamic and burgeoning field of practice and research, prepared to work in data-driven areas including design, technology, business, health, education, and public institutions. The curriculum is designed to train students in design principles, critical inquiry, and the analytical and creative practices needed to assume leadership roles in an evolving interdisciplinary field. Coursework focuses on the translation of data and information into visual languages and the integration of theoretical, cognitive, and technical aspects of visualizations that engage a broad range of audiences. From this master’s program, students have multiple options to expand their advanced studies along diverse avenues, including adding graduate certificates in related topics such as user analytics, data analytics, experience design, and cultural entrepreneurship; engaging in co-op opportunities; and applying to proceed academically into a terminal Master of Fine Arts degree. A typical plan of study includes: Semester 1 is dedicated to foundations, including introductory courses in information visualization and visual communication principles and practices, visualization technologies, design studio, and visual cognition. Semester 2 continues foundational training in statistics and data analysis, information design theory and critical thinking, and provides an advanced studio and information design elective allowing students to focus their studies along lines of individual interest.


Programme overview

Master’s degree
Level degree
To be advised
Estimated Fee
Full-time
Programme type
English
Primary Language
24 Months
Duration

Grade & score

Test score

  • IELTS

    7

  • TOEFL IBT

    100

  • DUOLINGO

    120

Grade

  • GPA

    3.00

  • CGPA10

    7.50

  • CGPA5

    4.00

  • percentage

    73

  • British Degree

    Lower-second class honours

  • letter

    B