Structure and content

Exchange: Multimedia Design

You will study a full semester

You will need to follow the full semester and obtain the 30 ECTS that the semester offers.

It is not possible to mix courses from different semesters and different programmes or to be exempt from single subjects. This is because all our subjects and modules are interwoven. This way you will learn to apply all your skills and competences to solve more complex problems.

Semesters currently open for exchange

Each semester is based on a theme which influences the subjects studied during that particular semester.

Fall semester 2022

Semester 3 - Content production
Available: Fall semester 2022
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
User interface development and technology: 10 ECTS
Business and content production: 5 ECTS
User experiences and technology: 5 ECTS
Electives: 10 ECTS

Full programme and curriculum

If you wish to join other semesters or subjects than the ones currently open for exchange, it might be possible based on individual agreements. Do not hesitate to contact us.


Semester 1
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
Design and programming of digital user interfaces 1:
Design and programming of digital content 1:
Semester 2
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Design and programming of digital user interfaces 2:
Design and programming of digital content 2:
Semester 3
Start of term: September
Total ECTS: 30
User interface development and technology: 10 ECTS
Business and content production: 5 ECTS
User experiences and technology: 5 ECTS
Electives: 10 ECTS
Semester 4
Start of term: February
Total ECTS: 30
Internship: 15 ECTS
Final AP degree project: 15 ECTS

Five central subjects

User interface development

The user interface is everything that you see on a screen. It comprises the elements you experience and can interact with. You will learn how to design and develop good digital user interfaces with front-end focus. You will be working on interface design, digital design and usability.

Furthermore, you will be coding and programming in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Later on, you will learn to work with libraries, frameworks and interactive design, to enable you to develop advanced designs. You will learn selected developing methods and project management so you can take the development process from beginning to end.

User Experiences

User experiences is about developing digital experiences focused on an understanding of the user and their interaction with digital user interfaces. It is all about creating the foundations of the user experience that greets users when they enter a website.

For instance, you will be working on user understanding and qualitative data collection, user-centred design, user journeys, personas and functional animation. You will also learn to test your user interfaces, for which you will focus on how users navigate a website as well as how they perceive the site.

Content production

You will be working on content production for selected digital media. You will learn to make good information architectures that make sense, and learn to produce and present content in digital user interfaces. Furthermore, you will learn about CMS, semiotics, visual communication, media understanding, SEO and Analytics. You will also be using design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.


Business is about understanding a company as a business. You will learn to create a strategic starting point for digital user interfaces. You will be working with the role of the multimedia designer in the value chain, time estimation and digital business models. 


You will explore and achieve an understanding of technologies that are part of the production of digital user interfaces.

Evaluations and exams

You can find information about the specific exams in each semester in the programme's full curriculum.

As an exchange student you will need to take all exams that are planned during the semester on the same terms as students following the full-degree programme. You can find more information in our examination regulations.

In Denmark students are evaluated on the basis of a 7-point grading scale. Learn more about the Danish grading system and how it translates

Academic life at UCN

Primarily class-based teaching with close connections

At UCN, you will spend more time in class rooms with your own class, than you will in large auditoriums. This means that there is time for you, for dialogue and for building better connections with your class mates and lecturer.

You will experience many different forms of teaching and learning such as whole-class instruction, group work, self-study, project case work, visits from guest lecturers and speakers and various excursions. 

You will be on campus (nearly) every day

When you are not having classes, you will often be on campus doing group work or participating in different activities.

Teaching that focuses on real life

At UCN, you will meet an academic environment that focuses on introducing you to the real world. Not only are internships/placements/practices an integrated part of all our full-degree programmes, but in addition you will be presented with practice-related cases and projects simulating reality. This may take place as collaboration with companies and institutions or in labs/class-rooms where you can experiment and practice your subject-related skills.

Our learning approach

We always combine theory with practice. We call it Reflective Practice-based Learning. Read more about UCN's learning approach.


Janni Østergaard Nielsen
International Coordinator
Business and Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 56