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Digital Experience Design
Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design
Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

  • ID:GBC010029
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Six (6) Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses or equivalent with a combined average of 65% or above (including English, Math and Visual Arts credit)
  • English, Grade 12 (U) with a grade of 65% or higher
  • Mathematics, Grade 11 (U) or (M) or Grade 12 (U) with a grade of 60% or higher
  • One Visual Arts credit, Grade 11 (M) or Grade 12 (M)
  • Application Questionnaire*
  • Portfolio*

*Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio electronically. Details on the application questionnaire and portfolio requirements will be communicated at a later date to qualified applicants, as part of the review process.

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Not Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 115

Course Information

The Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Degree is a four-year program that produces designers who can solve problems using human-centered, socially conscious, and economically viable digital solutions.

Digital experience design includes related fields such as service design, user experience design, and interaction design. It involves understanding human behaviour and human computer interaction, conducting research and usability studies, managing projects and working in teams, applying business skills, working with existing and emerging digital technologies, prototyping new ideas, and anticipating future trends.

In this program, students will develop the ability to critically analyze and adapt to ever-changing conditions of technology and culture. Foundational courses build students’ analytical, technical and business skills. In upper-year courses and capstone projects, students collaborate on digital interfaces and applications, as well as interactive environments and objects.

This design degree curriculum focuses on three areas of learning based on the digital experience design process:

  • Think: design thinking, theory, culture and research

  • Make: designing, building and testing digital experiences

  • Ship: entrepreneurship and the commercialization of digital products

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 Required Courses


  • BDES1000, Design Tools 1: Digital Visualization in 2D Environments, NONE

  • BDES1001, Digital Systems and Software, NONE

  • BDES1002, Drawing 1: Introduction to Observational Drawing, NONE

  • BDES1003, Introduction to Digital Experience Design, NONE

  • BDES1004, Communicating for Design,


  • BDES1200, Design Thinking, NONE

  • BDES1201, Design Culture and Theory, NONE

  • BDES1202, Drawing 2: Drawing Techniques in Digital Environments, BDES1002 BDES1000

  • BDES1203, Introduction to Human Computer Interaction, NONE

  • LOWER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • BDES2300, Design Tools 2: Digital Visualization in 3D Environments, BDES1000

  • BDES2301, Human Centered Design Lab, NONE

  • BDES2302, Computing 1: Introduction to Interface Development, NONE

  • BDES2303, Research in Digital Experience 1, NONE

  • LOWER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • BDES2400, Design Tools 3: Integrated Digital Visualization Studio, BDES2300

  • BDES2401, Real World Project Lab, BDES2301

  • BDES2402, Computing 2: Interaction and Responsive, BDES2302

  • BDES2403, Research in Digital Experience 2, BDES2303

  • LOWER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • BDES3500, Computing 3: Data Integration and Development, BDES2402

  • BDES3505, Professional Practice in Digital Design, NONE

  • BDES3503, Advanced Human Computer Interaction Methods, BDES1203

  • BDES3504, Special Topic 1: Wearables, NONE

  • LOWER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • BDES3502, Entrepreneurship for Digital Design, NONE

  • BDES3600, Design Jam, NONE

  • BDES3601, Digital Media Studies, BDES1200

  • BDES3603, Transmedia (Cross-Channel), BDES2400 BDES3500

  • UPPER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • GCOP1001, Work Integrated Learning Co-op


  • BDES4701, Major Project 1: Research and Conceptualization, NONE

  • BDES4702, Trends in Digital Experience Design, BDES3601

  • BDES4704, Special Topic 2: MUSH sector, NONE

  • UPPER Liberal Studies Elective, ,


  • BDES4800, Commercialization, BDES3602

  • BDES4801, Major Project 2: Development and Production, BDES4701

  • BDES4804, Special Topic 3: Internet of Things, NONE

  • UPPER Liberal Studies Elective, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this program will have acquired the skills necessary to be employed in design and digital media studios, creative labs, in-house design and digital departments within larger corporations across sectors, or to work independently or in a start-up.

This program prepares graduates for positions such as:

  • Digital Experience Designer

  • User Experience Designer

  • User Interface Designer

  • Human Interface Designer

  • Interaction Designer

  • Information Architect

  • Digital Designer

  • Digital Product Designer

  • Visual Designer

  • Mobile Designer

  • Web Designer

  • User Experience Researcher

  • Usability Tester

  • Entrepreneur

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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