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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Get a head start in the exciting realm of interaction design.

Program Overview

A unique, multidisciplinary program

In response to high employer demand, Sheridan has developed Ontario's first four-year interaction design honours bachelor's degree. Our unique, multidisciplinary interaction design program cultivates a big-picture perspective and diverse set of skills, laying a foundation for interaction design careers and fostering entrepreneurship.

What you'll learn

  • Design theory and process.
  • Visual communication and visual culture.
  • 2D and 3D design.
  • Digital media design and production.
  • Physical computing and sensors.
  • Programming a variety of devices.
  • Business practices and entrepreneurship.

Resourceful and creative

Students in the Interaction Design honours bachelor's degree program will gain practical experience in all stages of the creative process, from research and planning through design and execution. The program includes a 14-week job placement between the third and fourth years.

Additional information

Interaction design focuses on how people engage with all forms of digital technology, including mobile devices, collaborative interfaces, and global networks. Interaction designers are creative problem-solvers who find new ways to integrate technology into our lives – by creating new products, developing better applications, and generating more compelling content.

During the fourth year, students will complete a variety of projects (both individual and team-based) to develop a body of work that demonstrates their creativity, communication skills, and technological savvy.

This wide-ranging program is as adaptable as technology itself. Students will develop advanced technological literacy and use it to express their own ideas and creativity.

Program benefits include:

  • Interaction design
  • Visual communication
  • Process/Planning
  • Interactive media/computation
  • Business, including entrepreneurial practice, professionalism and leadership

Graduates from the interaction design bachelor’s degree program should enjoy excellent employment prospects. Employers increasingly look for independent thinkers and creative leaders who can work across boundaries, rather than plugging into a predefined niche. Interaction design graduates will be equipped to create their own jobs, launch their own businesses, or take the lead in new industries that may not even exist yet — but will in five years.

Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 19798 Design and Visual Language 3
    DESN 19428 Interaction Design: Methods 3
    HIST 16048 History of Computational Media 3
    DESN 15561 Introduction to Conceptual Process for Interaction Design 3
    ENGL17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 15738 Design and Typography 3
    DESN 18654 Interaction Design: Behaviours 3
    DESN 16206 Research Methods in Human-Centred Design 3
    DESN 18408 Advanced Conceptual Process for Interaction Design 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 24178 Visual Design and Computation 3
    DESN 27425 Interaction Design: Modelling and Materials 3
    DESN 24427 Design Strategy and Computation 3
    DESN 29907 Usability for Interaction Design 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 25892 Visual Design and Rhetoric 3
    DESN 22848 Interaction Design: Media, Motion and the Body 3
    DESN 10799 Contemporary Problems in Interaction Design 3
    DESN 20102 Design and Information Architecture 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 12550 Visualizing Information: Data 3
    DESN 30146 Interaction Design: Physical Computing 3
    DESN 31927 System Design: Databases and Dynamic Data 3
    VDES 11322 Narrative for Interaction Design 3
    BUSM 16767 Professional Practices for Interaction Design 3
    Total: 15
    COWT 10023 Cooperative Education Internship Forum
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    VDES 39915 Visualizing Information: Dynamic Data Models 3
    DESN 34655 Interaction Design: Special Topics 3
    VDES 34444 Interactive Narrative 3
    Degree Breadth Elective 3
    Degree Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
    COWT 18888 Internship
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DESN 46146 Interaction Design Thesis 1 6
    DESN 44208 Collaborative Workshop 1 3
    DESN 42497 Interaction Design Portfolio Project 1 3
    Degree Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DESN 47646 Interaction Design Thesis 2 6
    DESN 49221 Collaborative Workshop 2 3
    DESN 40578 Interaction Design Portfolio Project 2 3
    Degree Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • One Visual Arts credit (Grade 11 or 12 U, M or O level or postsecondary credit course)
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects (U or M level)
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required English ENG4U or equivalent and Visual Arts course listed above with a minimum 65% overall average

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected based on previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including the required courses listed above).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term beginning April 24, 2012 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. The current consent remains in effect until this renewal process is complete. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

This emerging field offers limitless creative potential and opportunities in many sectors.

Sample Employment Sectors

  • E-commerce
  • Entertainment
  • Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Mobile computing
  • Social innovation

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Utilize the elements of visual language (including form, visual references and affordances) to develop design concepts that meet the needs of specific user groups.
  • Incorporate human factors data and models of user experience in the development of design concepts to meet human and social needs.
  • Apply knowledge of material and contextual opportunities and limitations in the development of design concepts.
  • Develop content for interactive products and environments that expand the boundaries of traditional design practice using text, visual, sound and motion elements.
  • Situate digital devices within networks, databases and content management systems to exploit unique design opportunities.
  • Develop original, individual interactive design concepts that reflect critical understanding of contemporary cultures (e.g. communications media, the built environment and socialization of the web).
  • Develop innovative interaction design solutions that are appropriate for a specific purpose and/or audiences, which work within the dynamics of the target market and the restrictions imposed by the employer and/or client.
  • Incorporate principles of visual narrative in visual communications.
  • Incorporate the principles of motion in visual communications.
  • Apply typographic skills and knowledge to the creation of original designs.
  • Utilize the design process in the development of all interaction design projects (from development of the brief, research, visualizing, prototyping, testing and analysis through to the final product).
  • Communicate design concepts verbally, in writing and through manual and digital visualization skills.
  • Employ analytical techniques to define and solve complex design problems.
  • Incorporate the knowledge of terminology, design theories, principles and historical practices in the conceptualization and development of effective design solutions.
  • Apply software and computational skills in the implementation of functional interactive design projects.
  • Create functional interactive components and finished products.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of individuals (e.g. clients, supervisors, coworkers, planners and strategists, target users and suppliers) in order to achieve specific goals (e.g. ascertain client needs, to develop concepts, to understand user needs).
  • Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviours including: commitment to a healthy work environment, openness to peer critiques, acceptance of differing viewpoints, willingness to work collaboratively, commitment to meeting project due dates, willingness to be self directed, and focus on client business needs.
  • Exhibit effective leaderships skills when working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealings with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employees.
  • Evaluate career opportunities based on knowledge of the industry and current trends.
  • Apply project planning principles and processes in order to enhance business competitiveness.
  • Incorporate a variety of networking and marketing skills in order to build and sustain a professional practice.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.

Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$9,647.47
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$20,947.47

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Full-time 4 years Program code: PBIDS

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