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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

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

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 19798 Design and Visual Language 3
    DESN 19428Interaction Design: Methods 3
    HIST 16048 History of Computational Media3
    DESN 15561Introduction to Conceptual Process for Interaction Design3
    ENGL17889GD Composition and Rhetoric3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 15738 Design and Typography 3
    DESN 18654Interaction Design: Behaviours3
    DESN 16206Research Methods in Human-Centred Design3
    DESN 18408 Advanced Conceptual Process for Interaction Design3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 24178 Visual Design and Computation 3
    DESN 27425Interaction Design: Modelling and Materials3
    DESN 24427 Design Strategy and Computation3
    DESN 29907 Usability for Interaction Design3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 25892 Visual Design and Rhetoric3
    DESN 22848 Interaction Design: Media, Motion and the Body3
    DESN 10799 Contemporary Problems in Interaction Design3
    DESN 20102 Design and Information Architecture 3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 12550 Visualizing Information: Data 3
    DESN 30146 Interaction Design: Physical Computing3
    DESN 31927 System Design: Databases and Dynamic Data3
    VDES 11322 Narrative for Interaction Design 3
    BUSM 16767Professional Practices for Interaction Design3
    Total:15
    COWT 10023Cooperative Education Internship Forum  
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    VDES 39915 Visualizing Information: Dynamic Data Models3
    DESN 34655 Interaction Design: Special Topics3
    VDES 34444 Interactive Narrative3
     Breadth Elective3
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
    COWT 18888Internship 
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 46146 Interaction Design Thesis 16
    DESN 44208 Collaborative Workshop 13
    DESN 42497Interaction Design Portfolio Project 13
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 47646Interaction Design Thesis 26
    DESN 49221 Collaborative Workshop 23
    DESN 40578 Interaction Design Portfolio Project 23
     Breadth Elective3
    Total:15

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

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

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)

plus

  • One Grade 11 or 12 Visual Arts credit at the M or Open level
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% overall average

Applicant Selection

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

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

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).

English Language Proficiency

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

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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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Co-op

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Faculty

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

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

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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Program Summary

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

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 2021–2022 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.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

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

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$9,540.91
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$20,857.91

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:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Workshop Schedule

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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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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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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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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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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBIDS

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
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Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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