Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya

Master in Advanced Interaction

Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya

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Tipología Master
Lugar Barcelona
Duración 9 Meses
Inicio Octubre
  • Master
  • Barcelona
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The Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) is a unique opportunity for Designers, Visual and Performing Artists, Choreographers, Dancers, Architects, Interaction Designers, VJs and DJs, Sound Artists, Scenographers, and profiles from related backgrounds to explore creative uses of technology for experimental and practical purposes.

The course is aimed at developing and exhibiting projects which define meaningful interaction through novel technological solutions, performances and installations. The ambition of these projects go well beyond digital media and are communicated through software and hardware development, solid theoretical foundations, and prototypes completed in IaaC’s digital fabrication laboratory. The theoretical basis of the course is to question how current technology can augment the agency and impact of all kinds of interactions around us.

Our learning-by-doing research integrates methods used in design, programming and social sciences to produce projects prototypes and products that will define the outer limits of what is possible to do imaginatively with technology today. Wearables, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction and augmented environments are some of the key topics which form the agenda of the Master of Advanced Interaction. Students who attend the Master in Advanced Interaction join an international group, including faculty members, researchers and lecturers investigating critical issues facing modern society with the aim of developing the skills necessary to implement practical solutions in diverse professional environments.

The Master in Advanced Interaction (MAI) is a 9 months program accredited by the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with 75 ECTS. The MAI program is directed by Klaus Obermaier and Luis Fraguada.

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Pujades 102, 08005, Barcelona, España
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Inicio Octubre
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· ¿A quién va dirigido?

Candidates for the Master of Advanced Interaction have a deep curiosity to explore the creative limits afforded by current technologies, have prior academic or professional experience with interactive arts and a desire to combine this experience. Once successfully finished the master, IAAC students will join the IAAC Alumni Community. This is today is an active and dynamic network of visionary professionals distributed around the world, promoting principles and applications of Advanced Architecture, exploring new academic and research initiatives, leading award winning practices or working for internationally acclaimed firms and institutions.

· Requisitos

Bachelor or higher degree from Art, Design, Architecture, other related professions.

· Titulación

Master in Advanced Interaction accredited by School of Professional and Executive Development at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Advanced Interaction
Interactive Studio
Physical Computing
Interactive Space
Artificial Intelligence
Human-machine Interaction
Creative thinking



With 7 day access to the IAAC Studio working space and its prototypes fabrication lab
, students have the opportunity to be part of a highly international group, including faculty members, researchers and lecturers, in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making processes and materialize their project ideas.

The aim of the Institute is to form graduates who, after the completion of the program, will be able to develop their acquired skills in a diversity of professional environments.

The Master in Advanced Interaction comprises the following elements:

  1. Interactive Studio IS
  2. Interaction Tools and Methods IT
  3. Physical Computing PC
  4. Applied Theory AP
  5. Lecture Series LS
  6. Research Trip RT

The program is organized in four phases, including a final exhibition:

  • Phase 1: Introductory Studio and Seminars (20 ECTS credits)
  • Phase 2: Research Studio and Seminars (19 ECTS credits)
  • Phase 3: Research Studio and Seminars (19 ECTS credits)
  • Phase 4: Final Exhibition
  • Lecture Series (throughout the year) (2 ECTS credits).

The body of the students of this Master Program will be multi-disciplinary. The program is aimed at Professionals and Graduate Students of any design-related discipline (Architects, Designers, Interior Designers, Engineers, Software Developers).

Información adicional


IaaC was born with the aim of generating complex knowledge. It is necessary to generate complex knowledge linked to a multi-layered reading of realities that have traditionally been thought of as separate, such as energy manipulation, nature, urban mobility, dwellings, systems of production and fabrication, the development of software, information networks, etc. 

This opens up the possibility of generating new prototypes, capable of engaging with complex and changing environments. Finally, every new urban or architectural production needs to update its materiality and reinterpret construction techniques of the past centuries, which are very directly based on the transformation of locally available materials. It is now time for interaction between disciplines and technologies to engage in a vision that embraces different fields of research.

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