Humanities and creative industries (HIC)
The UTC-Master's degree HIC offers specialty training for students who will be able to combine cross-disciplinary competencies from more than one academic disciplines and who handle problem areas that relate to innovation and complexity. The objective assigned to the course is to provide new skills focusing on human experience centred design, that will enable them to master design processes, innovative technology-intensive products and services implementation.
The Master's degree HIC course contents rely on input from several UTC research teams, notably the COSTECH Lab in the UTC Department Technology and Social Sciences (TSH) but also from the UTC Heudiasyc, BMBI and Roberval Labs in the departments Computer sciences and applications, Bio-engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The scientific expertise provided by these research laboratories and associate platforms focus mainly on the following fields:
- interaction design, philosophy of technologies and cognitive sciences : COSTECH (EA2223);
- computer sciences, information and communication sciences and technologies (ICST), decision-taking, and imaging (UMR CNRS Heudiasyc – 7253);
- health care technologies, under the connected biomedical tools E‑Biomed Chair, and the bio-mechanical and bio-engineering laboratory (BMBI UMR CNRS 7338);
- developments in experimental, protocols and innovative digital techniques used to analyse mechanical and mechatronic systems modelling and design.
Depending on the nature of their training courses, the new UTC-HIC Master's degree graduates will be able to apply for professional positions as experience-designers, interaction designers, UX (user experience) designers in design and ergonomic agencies, designer team or project managers, design strategists graphic designers, ergonomists, RD&I research officers in academics or in the private industrial sector.
Also, depending on the specifics of the desired future professional profile, each student will be allowed to choose the thematic courses that best prepare him/her for a direct recruitment into the entrepreneurial world or with the prospect of pursuing to gain a PhD.
The UTC Master's degree major in HIC involves actors from the socio-economic world and hosts professional experts from the digital sector industries in some of its courses as well as in project-oriented workshops. Through this partnership M1 and M2 students can work out their internships, as well as post-graduates who can intervene in the programme after a three years' professional experience.
HIC offers 2 specialties:
Specialty – User Experience Design (UXD)anemptytextlline
Specialty – Design and Experience Creation (DCX)anemptytextlline
Please note: the Design and Experience Creation specialty is partly outsourced to the École supérieure d'art et de design (ÉSAD) of Amiens.