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4 yrs (8 semesters)
Trafalgar Road Campus
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|COWT 10023||Cooperative Education Internship Forum|
|VDES 39915||Visualizing Information: Dynamic Data Models||3|
|DESN 34655||Interaction Design: Special Topics||3|
|VDES 34444||Interactive Narrative||3|
|DESN 46146||Interaction Design Thesis 1||6|
|DESN 44208||Collaborative Workshop 1||3|
|DESN 42497||Interaction Design Portfolio Project 1||3|
|DESN 47646||Interaction Design Thesis 2||6|
|DESN 49221||Collaborative Workshop 2||3|
|DESN 40578||Interaction Design Portfolio Project 2||3|
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
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.
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).
This emerging field offers limitless creative potential and opportunities in many sectors.
Sample Employment Sectors
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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.
Full-time 4 years Program code: PBIDS
|Sep 2022||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
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