Welcome to CSIM! The Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media - UPF
This program proposes a truly interdisciplinary context around interactive artifacts that make a solid and coherent use of recent knowledge on cognitive systems, specificities of the diverse interactive media and real-time interactive technologies. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program we expect all students to embrace the three fields that converge on the master independent of their background field of knowledge.
We would like to see your motivation resonate with this interdisciplinarity and embrace it with great energy and commitment.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!
CSIM is taught 100% in English
|CSIM IS NOT:|
* a challenging program with a strong interdisciplinary context where engineering, computer science, robotics, psychology, arts, media studies, linguistics, HCI and neuroscience are blended into a single research and practice field
* a program where students coming from humanities and communication will need to know/learn programming, special interfaces and sensors and mathematical tools.
* a program where students coming from humanities and technology will need to know/learn about communication and media specificities, generation and structuring of meaning, and social uses of interactive media.
* a program where students coming from technology and communication will need to know/learn cognitive psychology, experimental design and statistics.
* a program where all students will need to know/learn about the brain and neuroscience.
* a full-time program for hard-workers and enthusiastic students.
* is NOT a program on multimedia production
* is NOT a program on web design or development nor on Web2.0
* is NOT a program on interactive art
* is NOT a program on hardcore tools programming
* is NOT a program on artificial intelligence techniques
* is NOT a program on videogame design and development
* is NOT a program on computer animation
* is NOT a program on usability
Please Note: We require students with a non-technical background to have an intermediate level of programming before coming to CSIM. In other words, students must have programmed before in one of the following languages: C++, Java, Python, Processing, or any other similar language. We do not expect students to be expert hardcore programmers, but they should have the knowledge and be able to program algorithms by themselves.