I’m Roberto, a 22 y/o guy from the South of Italy and I’ve just graduated in Computer Science in my hometown of Bari, but I do not want to be a programmer at all.
I’ve always been a creative person and I’d like to use my creativity to become a UX/UI designer or Web designer, but I do not know where to start to improve my skills and learn new ones.
I think that in the USA I’ll have way more chances to find a job (well paid) in this field, and I’d really love to come to America sooner or later.
In the last weeks I’ve searched for the best postgraduate degree in Interaction Design here in Italy or Europe, however since now I didn’t find any fine solution: for the most of the courses in EU the application deadlines have expired, or they require the IELTS English certification (which I do not have, at the moment, since I didn’t have time to do a test in the past months, but it’s in my plans) and I just have a CEFR Level B2; furthermore I do not have a portfolio (often required for the admission to these master courses), not useful during my CS Bachelor’s degree.
All these obstacles disorient me a little bit.
Some of the master courses I’ve found are:
“New Media Communication and Interaction Design” - IAAD, Turin (Italy)
“MA Interaction Design Communication” - University of the Arts of London, London (UK)
“Interaction Design” - Harbour.Space, Barcelona (Spain) [Very Expensive!!]
harbour.space/courses/interaction-design#Master (I can’t put the link )
Being new to UX I really do not know where to start or which studies should I choose, so I have a couple of questions for you all, way more experienced than me in this field
Does someone know something about these or any other good Interaction/UX Design Master degrees?
Is a Master degree useful/required to have a brilliant career in this field or an Intensive/Advanced User Experience course should be enough (and which one?)?
As you can read I’m a little bit confused at the moment, but at the same time I’m very motivated to become a great designer, and I’m ready to leave my town and my country to study and work as a designer (as long as I can afford it). I think this choice would make me much happier than being a software developer.
P.S. Forgive me for some language mistakes, I’m still working on this.