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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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

Program Overview

A unique, multidisciplinary program

Sheridan has developed Ontario's first four-year Interaction Design degree. This unique, multidisciplinary program cultivates skills of empathy. Through research, ideation and problem solving, you'll learn how to design successful interactive digital products. These skills lay a foundation for interaction design careers and foster entrepreneurship.

What you'll learn

  • Design theory and process.
  • Visual communication and visual culture.
  • 2D and 3D design.
  • Physical computing and the internet-of-things.
  • Programming a variety of devices.
  • Augmented reality and next-gen products.
  • Communication and narrative.
  • Business practices and entrepreneurship.

Equity-centred design

In this program, you'll learn a structured approach to solving design problems that's grounded in research and testing. You'll approach your solutions with empathy and humility, using tools from an equity, diversity and inclusion position to enhance your final design.

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.

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term beginning May 27, 2020 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 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

This field of design offers many jobs for graduates:

  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • UX Researcher
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality Producer
  • UI (User Interface) Designer
  • Social Media Designer
  • Information Designer
  • Digital Product Designer

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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 years (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 2023–2024 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

$9,677.96
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$20,962.96

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 and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (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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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Transfer Opportunities

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Clinical Placements

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 years (8 semesters)

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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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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4 years (8 semesters)

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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


Helpful links

Program Summary


Program availability

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Full-time 4 years Program code: PBIDS

Honours Baccalaureate Degree
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

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