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Master Year 1 Interaction, Graphics & Design

Master Year 1 Interaction, Graphics & Design
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Interaction, Graphics & Design

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research and Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Acquire a solid scientific background in human-computer interaction, computer graphics and design

Asset n°2

Become familiar with research work by conducting a scientific project

Asset n°3

Benefit from a multidisciplinary approach and collaborations with experts in various fields

The two-year Interaction, Graphics & Design Master’s program aims to provide comprehensive coverage of human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and design. The program trains students to design and create advanced interactive computing systems. It also provides them with fundamental knowledge and practical methods, as well as introducing them to advanced techniques.

Students can choose from a wide range of courses devoted to topics such as human-computer interaction, design, computer graphics, augmented/virtual reality, and multimodal interaction. Students can choose to study the field in breadth or focus on a specific subdomain.  Specialized classes include user-centered design, user evaluation, innovation design, interactive software development, web and mobile computing, augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, image synthesis, computational geometry, GPU programming, computer animation, 3D modeling, on-line and video games, multimedia networking, gestural interaction, multimodal interfaces, tangible fabrication, conversational agents and affective robotics.

Conducted in partnership with Université Paris-Saclay, the program is multidisciplinary and involves collaborations with experts in various fields.

Objectives

This Master’s program aims to enable students to:

  • Explore the fundamentals of interaction, design, and computer graphics through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Gain technical skills and concrete applied methodologies for making user interfaces and interactive 3D applications more creative and adapted to user needs
  • Solve theoretical and applied problems with significant time devoted to projects, workshops, sprints and practical classes
  • Become familiar with research and scientific work through a scientific project in the first year and an internship in the second year
  • Prepare for a career in academia or industrial R&D

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following a second-year programs:

On graduating, students will be equipped to pursue an industry or research career:

  • Position in research or industry, especially in research and development labs
  • PhD studies benefiting from the vast scientific ecosystem at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and world-renowned research labs in France (INRIA, CNRS, CEA)

Application fields include interaction design, computer-aided design, augmented and virtual reality, video games, special effects, visualization, and mobile and web computing.

Each student has a "tutor" who advises him/her and validates his/her choice of courses. Courses can be chosen throughout the two years, but class’ prerequisites must be respected.

Semester 1 (September to March)

TP-IGR201a: Interactive 3D application développement

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-IGR202: Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality

48h

5 ECTS

English

TP-IG3DA (IMA904): Advanced Computer Graphics

60h

6 ECTS

English

 

X-INF585: Computer Animation

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF573: Image Analysis & Computer Vision

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF574: Digital representation and analysis of shapes

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF584 : Image Synthesis

36h

4 ECTS

English

X-INF562 : Computational Geometry

36h

4 ECTS

English

X-INF633 : Advanced 3D graphics: Exploring the links between AI and Graphics

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

 

Semester 1

TP-IGD301: Human-Computer Interaction for Mixed Reality

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF644 : Immersion and interaction with virtual worlds

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-902a: Fundamentals of eXtended Reality

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-902b: Advanced Immersive Interactions

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-925: Virtual Humans and Social Interactions

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-929: Mixed Reality and Tangible Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 1

TP-IGR201b: Interactive 2D/Mobile/Web Application Development

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-922: Gestural and Mobile Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-909: Advanced Programming of Interactive Systems

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-901a: Fundamentals of HCI 1

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-901a: Fundamentals of HCI 2

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-904: Evaluation of Interactive Systems

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-926: Groupware and Collaborative Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 2

TP-IGR203: Human-Computer Interaction

48h

5 ECTS

English

TP-IGR204: Visualization

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TSP-CSC5061: Multiplayer Online Games Development (Semester 2)

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 1

TP-SES215: User Centered Design 1: Introduction

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-SES216: User Centered Design 2: Prototyping

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-41: UX Design Sprint

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-Design922: Workshop Research Design + Cognition

24h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

TP-Design923: Workshop Research Design + Informatics

24h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

Semester 2

TP-Design924: Research Seminar Design

20h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

TP-MIN301 : Design user experience

24h

2.5 ECTS

French

TP-MIN302 : Data Storytelling for non coders

24h

2.5 ECTS

French

Semester 1

TP-IA315 : Multimodal Dialogue

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF642 : Socio-emotional embodied conversational agents

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

ENSTA-IA705 (ROB311) : Learning for Robotics

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF643 : Soft robots: simulation, fabrication, and control

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

 

Semester 1

TP-INF224: Programming paradigms: theory and practice (Period 1)

24h

2.5 ECTS

French 

TP-INF224: Programming paradigms: theory and practice (Period 2)

24h      

2.5 ECTS

French 

TP-MN912 : Audio-Visual Transport

25h

2.5 ECTS

English               

Semester 2

TP-INF203: Web Development

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 2

TP-IGR205 Project: HCI/Graphics Project Seminar

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-IGD9001Project : Guided/Research Project (M1)

10 ECTS

English

Master Year 1 Guided Project (mandatory): 10 ECTS

Students can study abroad for a semester upon approval of the program coordinators

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Computer Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required (TOEFL results, language course or language test), except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Program office

Danielle Deloy

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The two-year Interaction, Graphics & Design Master’s program aims to provide comprehensive coverage of human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and design. The program trains students to design and create advanced interactive computing systems. It also provides them with fundamental knowledge and practical methods, as well as introducing them to advanced techniques.

Students can choose from a wide range of courses devoted to topics such as human-computer interaction, design, computer graphics, augmented/virtual reality, and multimodal interaction. Students can choose to study the field in breadth or focus on a specific subdomain.  Specialized classes include user-centered design, user evaluation, innovation design, interactive software development, web and mobile computing, augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, image synthesis, computational geometry, GPU programming, computer animation, 3D modeling, on-line and video games, multimedia networking, gestural interaction, multimodal interfaces, tangible fabrication, conversational agents and affective robotics.

Conducted in partnership with Université Paris-Saclay, the program is multidisciplinary and involves collaborations with experts in various fields.

Objectives

This Master’s program aims to enable students to:

  • Explore the fundamentals of interaction, design, and computer graphics through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Gain technical skills and concrete applied methodologies for making user interfaces and interactive 3D applications more creative and adapted to user needs
  • Solve theoretical and applied problems with significant time devoted to projects, workshops, sprints and practical classes
  • Become familiar with research and scientific work through a scientific project in the first year and an internship in the second year
  • Prepare for a career in academia or industrial R&D

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following a second-year programs:

On graduating, students will be equipped to pursue an industry or research career:

  • Position in research or industry, especially in research and development labs
  • PhD studies benefiting from the vast scientific ecosystem at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and world-renowned research labs in France (INRIA, CNRS, CEA)

Application fields include interaction design, computer-aided design, augmented and virtual reality, video games, special effects, visualization, and mobile and web computing.

Each student has a "tutor" who advises him/her and validates his/her choice of courses. Courses can be chosen throughout the two years, but class’ prerequisites must be respected.

Semester 1 (September to March)

TP-IGR201a: Interactive 3D application développement

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-IGR202: Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality

48h

5 ECTS

English

TP-IG3DA (IMA904): Advanced Computer Graphics

60h

6 ECTS

English

 

X-INF585: Computer Animation

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF573: Image Analysis & Computer Vision

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF574: Digital representation and analysis of shapes

36h

5 ECTS

English

X-INF584 : Image Synthesis

36h

4 ECTS

English

X-INF562 : Computational Geometry

36h

4 ECTS

English

X-INF633 : Advanced 3D graphics: Exploring the links between AI and Graphics

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

 

Semester 1

TP-IGD301: Human-Computer Interaction for Mixed Reality

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF644 : Immersion and interaction with virtual worlds

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-902a: Fundamentals of eXtended Reality

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-902b: Advanced Immersive Interactions

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-925: Virtual Humans and Social Interactions

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-929: Mixed Reality and Tangible Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 1

TP-IGR201b: Interactive 2D/Mobile/Web Application Development

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-922: Gestural and Mobile Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-909: Advanced Programming of Interactive Systems

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-901a: Fundamentals of HCI 1

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-901a: Fundamentals of HCI 2

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-904: Evaluation of Interactive Systems

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

HCI-926: Groupware and Collaborative Interaction

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 2

TP-IGR203: Human-Computer Interaction

48h

5 ECTS

English

TP-IGR204: Visualization

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TSP-CSC5061: Multiplayer Online Games Development (Semester 2)

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 1

TP-SES215: User Centered Design 1: Introduction

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-SES216: User Centered Design 2: Prototyping

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-41: UX Design Sprint

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-Design922: Workshop Research Design + Cognition

24h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

TP-Design923: Workshop Research Design + Informatics

24h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

Semester 2

TP-Design924: Research Seminar Design

20h

2.5 ECTS

French+English

TP-MIN301 : Design user experience

24h

2.5 ECTS

French

TP-MIN302 : Data Storytelling for non coders

24h

2.5 ECTS

French

Semester 1

TP-IA315 : Multimodal Dialogue

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF642 : Socio-emotional embodied conversational agents

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

ENSTA-IA705 (ROB311) : Learning for Robotics

21h

2.5 ECTS

English

X-INF643 : Soft robots: simulation, fabrication, and control

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

 

Semester 1

TP-INF224: Programming paradigms: theory and practice (Period 1)

24h

2.5 ECTS

French 

TP-INF224: Programming paradigms: theory and practice (Period 2)

24h      

2.5 ECTS

French 

TP-MN912 : Audio-Visual Transport

25h

2.5 ECTS

English               

Semester 2

TP-INF203: Web Development

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

Semester 2

TP-IGR205 Project: HCI/Graphics Project Seminar

24h

2.5 ECTS

English

TP-IGD9001Project : Guided/Research Project (M1)

10 ECTS

English

Master Year 1 Guided Project (mandatory): 10 ECTS

Students can study abroad for a semester upon approval of the program coordinators

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Computer Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad

Language prerequisites

English: proof of English proficiency is required (TOEFL results, language course or language test), except for native speakers and students who previously studied in English.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 3770€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinators

Program office

Danielle Deloy

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr