Master ICV

Master program in International Cognitive Visualization (ICV)
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Université Pierre-Mendès-France - Grenoble
Erica de Vries (


ICV is a 2-year dual master’s degree program. The aim of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to design and to deploy, to use and to study visualizations in training, in business, industry, and government. Visualizations refer to the 2-D and 3-D static and animated visual displays that depict conditions, situations, processes, places or events as they appear in maps, diagrams, graphs, pictures, schematics, data-based spatial or linear renditions, and immersive virtual environments.

Study program

The program builds on the expertise of researchers in psychology and in education from three different universities. Students will be part of an internationally recruited cohort and successively trained at three universities in order to become visualization specialists who will have to be operational throughout the world, understanding both European and North American professional contexts. The degree is full-time only. All courses are in English. Upon completion of the program, students earn a dual master’s degree:
· a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies—International Cognitive Visualization emphasis from the California State University at Chico
· a Master in the Educational Sciences—Specialty Engineering of Training, International Cognitive Visualization Track from the Pierre-Mendès-France University of Grenoble, France.

Student mobility grants from the Atlantis programme for EU-US co-operation

The ICV program receives funding of the Atlantis programme for EU-US co-operation in higher education and training. Selected students will receive a grant for the year they study oversees (1000 euros per month).

Who should apply?

Students with a completed bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: Psychology, Applied Computer Graphics, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Educational Science, or closely related fields. On the European side, they should be fluent in English and possibly also either in French (for applying to Grenoble) or in German (for applying to Landau). Please visit the program website for further information or contact the coordinator in the country of your choice.

Submitting your application

The application procedure can be found on the following web sites. If you have any further questions, send a mail to one of the coordinators.
This latter site contains the stories in French, German, and English of students enrolled in the program.

Partner universities and coordinators

Erica de Vries (
Pierre-Mendès-France University of Grenoble, France

Wolfgang Schnotz (
University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, Germany

Neil Schwartz (
California State University at Chico, USA

Dernière mise à jour : 10 juin, 2013 - 10:58