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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
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$17,160.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$695.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,500.00
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$17,160.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$695.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,500.00

* Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.), Public Transportation, Books and Supplies,etc

Estimated Total/program:
$133,800.00
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Accept letter
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Visa
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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 

1. 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)

or

2. 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.


 

GBC DEGREE PROGRAMS*

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

SEMESTER 1

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 2

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 3

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 4

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 5

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 6

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

GCOP1001

Work Integrated Learning Co-op

SEMESTER 7

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

SEMESTER 8

semester courses

CODE

COURSE NAME

PREREQUISITE

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

$694.42 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$488.70 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$262.32 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)

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