Study environment

Master in Interaction Design

Study environment

As a student at NTNU in Gjøvik you become part of a vibrant and active study environment. While studying it’s important that you thrive socially as well as academically. At Gjøvik, it’s easy to get to know people, even across study fields, and you get in close contact with lecturers and research communities.

A group of students sitting on a bench, smiling, with their hands in the air
Photo: Geir Olsen / NTNU

The introduction week

In your first semester, you will be a part of “Fadderuka”. This is a week full of activities meant to help you get settled in a new city and a new way of life. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anyone. Experienced students are mentors and buddies. They will guide you around campus and the city, and help you get to know your fellow students.

Student organizations

The student organizations are managed by enthusiastic students who work hard to offer you social and academically interesting events throughout the year. Building a bridge between education and professions is important, and that is the reason why they organize career recruitment events every year. Here a number of companies and employers present themselves hoping to attract competent future employees.

People and stands at career dayCareer days allow you to get in touch with potential employers. Photo: Anders Gimmestad Gule

Leisure time

As a student in Gjøvik you’ll have a lot of fun, and we are proud to offer a good and versatile social environment. 

You can find leisure and activity groups for everyone. If you are up for it, you have a lot of possibilities. Whether you like American football, journalism, brewing beer, watching films or whatever it may be, you are bound to meet someone like-minded.

“HUSET” is the name of the students own meeting place at Gjøvik. Here you’ll find a pub/café and a concert scene. “HUSET” is run by volunteering students, and they offer a variation of events, from quiz and bingo to theme parties and great concerts.

Study environment

The NTNU Gjøvik campus consists of several buildings in an open environment, easily reachable by foot from the city centre. 

The Department of Design is located in Mustad business park together with a variety of companies. Here you will be part of an open, inclusive and inspiring community which also offers opportunities for cooperation with the business world. 

As a student here, you have access to cafeterias, modern classrooms, a design workshop and lounges for group work, relaxation and self-study. 

The Gneis-building is the hub for all campus activities. Here you will find the library, bookshop, the Student Welfare Association, the Student Centre and a cafeteria.

Equipment, rooms and labs

Teaching takes place in modern auditoriums and laboratories. Students have access to facilities in newly renovated buildings:

  • Coding nook.
  • Group rooms.
  • Mac labs with printers and access 24/7.
  • Interdisciplinary interaction workshop/makerspace.
  • Equipment for eye tracking and other usability studies.
  • Photo studio with flash facility.
  • Collaboration with The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory with extensive research facilities within colour science.
  • Library with Norway's best collection of specialist literature in typography, history of typography, graphic design, information design, design method, interaction design and related disciplines.

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