University of Baltimore IDIA Program

29 Mar 2011 - 1:03pm
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AS a recent graduate from a 4 year college (and a huge dork), I started looking at graduate programs in Interaction Design. I was accepted into the University of Baltimore IDIA masters program for the fall of this year. I have very little experience with IXD but it is a field I could see myself in for a long time. 

I have a couple questions that I am hoping someone can answer. I know there are already posts on these topics but I am hoping for some more specific answers- 

1. How good is the U Baltimore IDIA program considered amongst IXD professionals? Would it make more sense for me to try and get into a place like SVA or Carnegie Mellon to study IXD?  I know U Baltimore has a 100% job placement rate, but I don't want to limit my options depending on the school I went to

2. Since I have hardly any IXD experience, is it possible to simply go out and find a job in the field? SVA offers a summer IXD boot camp, would something like that program increase my chances of getting a job in the field? Is IXD a field that can be broken into without a formal design degree.

Thank you

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