Interaction Design and Development program (G103)

Interaction Design and Development
School of Design
St. James Campus
3 years (7 semesters)
September, January
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Interaction Design is an interdisciplinary field merging design skills such as user experience, interface and graphic design with programming to create meaningful experiences between the user and digital platforms such as social media, websites, tablets and smartphones.

Full Program Descriptions


Series of image depicting interaction design by student Joana Ferret

Interaction Design is an interdisciplinary field merging design skills such as user experience, interface development and graphic design with programming to create meaningful experiences between the user and digital platforms such as social media, websites, tablets and smartphones.

Modelled by the psychological, social, economic, cultural and economic factors that shape our present and future world, this ever-evolving field envisions new ways of human-computer interaction within systems, services, products and spaces across multiple industries. With new software allowing for interaction through body movement and speech, designers need to stay current with the latest software and hardware advances.

Throughout this program, students will be expected to address such topics as augmented reality with spatial relations and semiotics to create original interactions in a way that is meaningful and practical.

Part Time Study Options  

George Brown Continuing Education offers courses in a variety of digital applications, as well as certificate programs in Visual Arts Foundation, Cartooning, Digital Photography, and Web Design and Development. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum). 

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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website

Course Outline

Required Courses 


Code Course Name
INTR1001 2D Visualization
INTR1002 Information Architecture I
INTR1003 Visual Design
INTR1004 Technology Systems
INTR1005 Technical Drawing I
COMM1007 College English


Code Course Name
INTR1011 3D Visualization I
INTR1012 Information Architecture II
INTR1013 Information Design
INTR1014 Cognitive Dimensions
INTR1015 Technical Drawing II
GHUM1029 Design Culture


Code Course Name
INTR2001 3D Visualization II
INTR2002 Interface Development I
INTR2003 Communicating Design
INTR2004 Usability Testing
INTR2005 Branding and Strategies
GNED General Education Elective


Code Course Name
INTR2011 3D Visualization III
INTR2012 Interface Development II
INTR2013 Spatial Design and Immersive Environments
INTR2014 Semiotics
INTR2015 Social Networks
GHUM1089 Sequential Arts


Code Course Name
INTR3001 Interactive Video
INTR3002 Device Development I
INTR3004 Ergonomics
INTR3006 Portfolio I
INTR3008 Interactive Systems Project I
GNED General Education Elective


Code Course Name
INTR3011 Augmented Reality
INTR3012 Device Development II
INTR3013 Human-Computer Interaction
INTR3015 Digital Publishing
INTR3016 Portfolio II
INTR3018 Interactive Systems Project II


Code Course Name
INTR4001* Field Placement

*Optional Field Placement. Students are able to graduate without Field Placement.

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates of this program will have acquired the skills necessary to be employed in various digital media studios, with careers like:

  • information architect
  • interaction designer
  • mobile designer
  • mobile developer
  • production artist
  • 3D visualization artist
  • motion designer
  • medical illustrator
  • user experience designer
  • user interface developer
  • web designer
  • web developer
  • SEO/SEM specialist

Tuition and Fees


$ 7,821.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

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**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Success Stories  

Watch the video below to see some of the incredible work created by students of the Interaction Design and Development Program.


Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Design
Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129

For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002. 

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.