Really need some advice about Domus Academy in Italy, accepted by the IxD program
9 Sep 2011 - 11:18am
20 weeks ago
I'm a web designer in US and I want to be an IX/UX designer and work in a company that values IX/UX.
I took part in an interaction design competition held by Domus Academy
in Italy. The prize is the admission for the the Master in Interaction
Design January 2012 Intake with scholarship. I didn't win the prize but
they said my project received a positive assessment and I have been considered eligible for
the admission. The program is taught in English.
So here comes the question, I took part in this
competition without thinking that my project was any good and this
really surprised me. I was gonna apply for some IxD/HCI programs in US for Fall 2012 admission (CMU, UW, IUB...). The
US programs application will start in November and the results won't
come out until March/April. Therefore, if I choose the Italy program, I won't
have any chances with the US programs but I will graduate earlier
because it's an 1-year program and most US programs take 2 years.
However, if I give up this chance, there is no guarantee that I can be
accepted by the US programs, which may lead to a no-no situation. All
programs in Italy and US look good to me and the Italy program is actually cheaper even
without the scholarship. It's really hard to compare different programs,
especially in this case, in different country.
Any one here know about the IxD program of Domus Academy? Any advice would be great! I'll really appreciate for your help!