Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Program
Year 3 Bridge
(G302)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design
  • Code: G302
  • Credential:
    Honours Bachelor's Degree
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    5 semesters plus 1 co-op work term
  • Centre:
  • School: Design
  • Location: Waterfront Campus
  • Starting Months: May
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $7,992.00* †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Co-op (paid)

  • Fall 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 5, 7: Hybrid
  • Winter 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 6, 8: Hybrid

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

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

Full Description

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

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

The 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. 

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.

Interactive Digital Media is a growing industry that is quickly changing, driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. Graduates of this program will be able to contribute to and eventually lead interdisciplinary teams to solve problems across a variety of fields such as security, transportation, education and manufacturing. The degree also prepares you to pursue graduate studies in a wide range of academic disciplines.

Pathway Options

Students currently in year two or three of George Brown College’s existing three-year Interaction Design advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced entry into the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

Following the Winter semester (January–April), students who have successfully completed the second year of the George Brown College Interaction Design (G103/G113) advanced diploma with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, or have graduated from the program with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, will be eligible to complete a Summer bridge program. Upon successful completion of the bridge, students will enter into semester 5 of the degree program in the Fall.

Option A:

Two years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Option B:

Three years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Interaction Design and Development Advanced Diploma PLUS Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Computer Recommendation

All School of Design students are able to utilize the computers within the School of Design to complete their assignments. If a student within this program would like to purchase a personal computer to complete their work from home, we recommend the following specifications:

Apple

  • A Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Studio, or Mac Pro that was released within the last 3 years or better.

Windows

  • Desktop or Laptop
  • Processor: Intel i5 or better
  • RAM: 16GB (minimum 8GB)
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphic Card
  • Audio/Video: Camera & Microphone

Your Field Education Options

Students must complete a 420-hour paid co-op work term in the spring/summer period between the third and fourth year.

Students have the opportunity to complete this co-op domestically and/or internationally, as opportunities arise. The majority of co-op work terms are completed in the Greater Toronto Area, where the design sector is robust and the majority of interaction jobs are located.

The School of Design Field Placement team works with many notable training partners, including agencies such as Publicis, K9 Strategy + Design, Trevor/Peter and Relish Interactive; larger, well-known brands such as Nelvana (Corus Entertainment), Rogers Media, Mozilla, Crayola and PUR Gum; and a variety of industry-relevant arts and design institutions, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and Applied Arts.

The work term allows students to apply the skills, abilities and knowledge they've acquired in the program in a workplace environment or through an appropriate interaction design research project or initiative. Students gain valuable experience and the opportunity to reflect on the application of previous learning. A faculty member evaluates the student based on feedback provided by the employer.

Students will develop a digital portfolio of design artifacts completed during the co-op work term.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Integrate digital experience design theories and methodologies to solve real-life problems and address societal issues.
  2. Explain the relationships between digital interactive experiences and products and other fields of practice and study.
  3. Provide human-centred and research-based solutions and design opportunities across sectors.
  4. Determine the usability of interactive systems to optimize the performance of a product or service.
  5. Incorporate key theoretical concepts of design to inform the planning, production and critique of interactive digital experiences.
  6. Develop applications based on trends in digital experience design.
  7. Incorporate relevant technological systems in the process of developing digital experiences.
  8. Use human-centred design principles to develop and test digital products, systems and services to enhance the aesthetic and functional experience.
  9. Select the appropriate tools that allow for designing, building, visualizing and programming digital interactive experiences.
  10. Create interactive products, systems and services using appropriate technologies, materials and manufacturing methods.
  11. Collaborate with and lead interdisciplinary design teams and stakeholders in the process of designing a product or service.
  12. Manage a design project by applying business, legal and ethical principles.
  13. Conceive of economically viable projects with accompanying business models.

Courses

Required Courses

Bridge Courses, Semester 4

Required bridge courses to be completed in the Summer term: 

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 2411 Interaction Design Theory and Practice NONE
BDES 2412 Historical and Theoretical Frameworks for Digital Experience Design NONE
BDES 2413 Research in Digital Experience Design NONE
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  

Bridging students will need to complete two non-core liberal studies elective courses, at least

one of which should be taken during the bridging semester.

Year 3, Semester 5

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 3503 Advanced Human Computer Interaction Methods BDES 1203 or BDES 2412
BDES 3505 Professional Practice in Digital Experience Design NONE
BDES 3500 Computing 3: Data Integration and Development BDES 2402 or BDES 2411
BDES 3510 Special Topic 1: Augmented Reality NONE
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  

Semester 6

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 3502 Entrepreneurship for Digital Design NONE
BDES 3600 Design Jam NONE
BDES 3601 Digital Media Studies BDES 1201
BDES 3603 Transmedia (Cross-Channel) BDES 2400 BDES 3500
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

Summer between Years 3 and 4

Code Course Name
GCOP 1001 Work Integrated Learning of 420 hours (Co-op)

Year 4, Semester 7

Code Course Name  Prerequisite
BDES 4701 Major Project 1: Research and Conceptualization NONE
BDES 4702 Trends in Digital Experience Design BDES 3601
BDES 4704

Special Topic 2: MUSH sector

NONE
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

Semester 8

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 4800 Commercialization BDES 3602
BDES 4801 Major Project 2: Development and Production BDES 4701
BDES 4804 Special Topic 3: Internet of Things NONE
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

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

Industry

Digital Experience Design

Digital Experience Design embeds and influences human experience through novel and interactive forms of digital technology, combining hardware, software and design. The term “experience” refers to the multifaceted interaction between humans and technology that respects the contextual and situational features of each. The future of digital design lies in understanding this interaction.

Digital Experience Design is gaining currency in the field of research and practice. IDEO, a prominent global design consultancy, lists “Digital Experiences” as one of their core areas of expertise. IDEO sees “Digital Experiences” as those in which there are no boundaries among platforms. They use hardware, software, web and mobile elements, and interactive media to develop effective means for people to share, create and communicate. Thus, Digital Experience Design is a dynamic field, continually adapting to new technologies and interfaces, such as smart devices, sensors, adaptive architectures, mixed realities (AR/VR), immersive environments, multiscreen and multisensorial displays. Digital experience design is revolutionizing how organizations serve customers and how we interact with each other and the world around us.

Interactive Digital Media (IDM)

The Canadian Interactive Alliance defines interactive digital media companies as creators of “digital content and environments that provide users with a rich interactive experience – either with content itself or with other users – for the purposes of entertainment, information, or education, or that provides services that directly enable these products/services” (2012 Canadian Interactive Industry Profile). IDM in Canada is a growing industry that is quickly changing, driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. The comprehensive IDM sector includes companies that produce interactive content as well as firms that provide various types of products or services to enable the production of interactive content. These are sometimes called “core” and “peripheral” IDM. Core IDM content includes but is not limited to video and mobile games, cross-platform entertainment, web series, e-learning and training products (Interactive Digital Media, OMDC).

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) leads North America in offering a diverse, talented pool of interactive digital media workers. The GTA has 15,000 technology companies employing more than 168,000 people, making Toronto Canada’s largest technology hub and the third largest North American centre for technology firms, in addition to being the third largest centre for design on the continent.

Educational Pathways

Students currently in year two or three of George Brown College’s existing three-year Interaction Design advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced entry into the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

Following the Winter semester (January–April), students who have successfully completed the second year of the George Brown College Interaction Design (G103/G113) advanced diploma with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, or have graduated from the program with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, will be eligible to complete a Summer bridge program. Upon successful completion of the bridge, students will enter into semester 5 of the degree program in the Fall.

Option A:

Two years completed of Interaction Design
+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)
+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)
= Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Option B:

Three years completed of Interaction Design.
+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)
+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)
= Interaction Design and Development Advanced Diploma PLUS Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

For more information, contact digitalexperience@georgebrown.ca, or call 416-415-5000, ext. 3129.

Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program may qualify to pursue further graduate studies in relevant program areas. Students should contact universities directly to explore graduate school opportunities.

Examples of potential graduate study and research areas include: design, interaction design, digital/interactive media, digital experience, human computer interaction, systems design, e-health, e-learning, game design, interactive arts and critical practice.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$7,992.00* †

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

† Fees for this program do not include the $500 cost of the co-op work term.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Application Process and Guidelines

Step 1

Determine if you are eligible to enter George Brown College’s Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

  • Only graduates, and second- and third-year students of the (three-year) advanced diploma in Interaction Design (G103/G113) will be considered for this program.
  • Current students must have a program GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or above from their diploma program.
  • Former students must have graduated with a program GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or above from their diploma program, and have graduated in the last three years.
Step 2

There is no need to apply via the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS). To apply to the bridge program, contact Program Co-ordinator Nastaran Dadashi at Nastaran.Dadashi@georgebrown.ca, expressing interest in transferring from Interaction Design to Digital Experience Design for Fall 2021.

Step 3

An application form will be sent to you in March. Our admissions office will confirm your eligibility and will register you for the Summer Bridge courses.

This college has been granted consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 1, 2017. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Special Requirements

Note: Offers will be conditional on the basis of completing the term with an overall GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or having graduated with said GPA in the last three years.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Participate in an online information session or visit in person. Register for an information session or open house here.

School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129
Email: digitalexperience@georgebrown.ca

For more information about the program, you may also contact the Program Co-ordinator, Nastaran Dadashi: nastaran.dadashi@georgebrown.ca.

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is part of our School of Design, located at our Waterfront Campus, at 3 Lower Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

School of Design Building

The School of Design resides in a new 103,000-square-foot facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development. This state-of-the-art building supports academic programs and industry projects with features such as:

  • virtual and augmented reality lab
  • usability and testing lab
  • Future Ways of Living lab
  • peer tutor lab
  • digital sandbox
  • incubators
  • prototyping and workshop spaces
  • design and innovation showcase spaces

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Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Program
(Bridge)
(G302)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design
  • Code: G302
  • Credential:
    Honours Bachelor's Degree
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    5 semesters plus 1 co-op work term
  • Centre:
  • School: Design
  • Location: Waterfront Campus
  • Starting Months: May
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $7,992.00* †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Co-op (paid)

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design Bridge program is available for graduates, second-year, and third-year students of the advanced diploma in Interaction Design (G103/G113) to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design degree program. This degree program produces designers who can solve problems using human-centred, socially conscious and economically viable digital solutions.

Full Description

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

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

The 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. 

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.

Interactive Digital Media is a growing industry that is quickly changing, driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. Graduates of this program will be able to contribute to and eventually lead interdisciplinary teams to solve problems across a variety of fields such as security, transportation, education and manufacturing. The degree also prepares you to pursue graduate studies in a wide range of academic disciplines.

Pathway Options

Students currently in year two or three of George Brown College’s existing three-year Interaction Design advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced entry into the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

Following the Winter semester (January–April), students who have successfully completed the second year of the George Brown College Interaction Design (G103/G113) advanced diploma with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, or have graduated from the program with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, will be eligible to complete a Summer bridge program. Upon successful completion of the bridge, students will enter into semester 5 of the degree program in the Fall.

Option A:

Two years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Option B:

Three years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Interaction Design and Development Advanced Diploma PLUS Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Your Field Education Options

Students must complete a 420-hour paid co-op work term in the spring/summer period between the third and fourth year.

Students have the opportunity to complete this co-op domestically and/or internationally, as opportunities arise. The majority of co-op work terms are completed in the Greater Toronto Area, where the design sector is robust and the majority of interaction jobs are located.

The School of Design Field Placement team works with many notable training partners, including agencies such as Publicis, K9 Strategy + Design, Trevor/Peter and Relish Interactive; larger, well-known brands such as Nelvana (Corus Entertainment), Rogers Media, Mozilla, Crayola and PUR Gum; and a variety of industry-relevant arts and design institutions, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and Applied Arts.

The work term allows students to apply the skills, abilities and knowledge they've acquired in the program in a workplace environment or through an appropriate interaction design research project or initiative. Students gain valuable experience and the opportunity to reflect on the application of previous learning. A faculty member evaluates the student based on feedback provided by the employer.

Students will develop a digital portfolio of design artifacts completed during the co-op work term.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Integrate digital experience design theories and methodologies to solve real-life problems and address societal issues.
  2. Explain the relationships between digital interactive experiences and products and other fields of practice and study.
  3. Provide human-centred and research-based solutions and design opportunities across sectors.
  4. Determine the usability of interactive systems to optimize the performance of a product or service.
  5. Incorporate key theoretical concepts of design to inform the planning, production and critique of interactive digital experiences.
  6. Develop applications based on trends in digital experience design.
  7. Incorporate relevant technological systems in the process of developing digital experiences.
  8. Use human-centred design principles to develop and test digital products, systems and services to enhance the aesthetic and functional experience.
  9. Select the appropriate tools that allow for designing, building, visualizing and programming digital interactive experiences.
  10. Create interactive products, systems and services using appropriate technologies, materials and manufacturing methods.
  11. Collaborate with and lead interdisciplinary design teams and stakeholders in the process of designing a product or service.
  12. Manage a design project by applying business, legal and ethical principles.
  13. Conceive of economically viable projects with accompanying business models.

Courses

Required Courses

Bridge Courses, Semester 4

Required bridge courses to be completed in the Summer term: 

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 2411 Interaction Design Theory and Practice NONE
BDES 2412 Historical and Theoretical Frameworks for Digital Experience Design NONE
BDES 2413 Research in Digital Experience Design NONE
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  

Bridging students will need to complete two non-core liberal studies elective courses, at least

one of which should be taken during the bridging semester.

Year 3, Semester 5

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 3503 Advanced Human Computer Interaction Methods BDES 1203
BDES 3505 Professional Practice in Digital Experience Design NONE
BDES 3500 Computing 3: Data Integration and Development BDES 2402
BDES 3510 Special Topic 1: Augmented Reality NONE
  Lower Liberal Studies Elective  

Semester 6

Code Course Name Pre-requisite
BDES 3502 Entrepreneurship for Digital Design NONE
BDES 3600 Design Jam NONE
BDES 3601 Digital Media Studies BDES 1200
BDES 3603 Transmedia (Cross-Channel) BDES 2400 BDES 3500
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

Summer between Years 3 and 4

Code Course Name
GCOP 1001 Work Integrated Learning of 420 hours (Co-op)

Year 4, Semester 7

Code Course Name  Pre-requisite
BDES 4701 Major Project 1: Research and Conceptualization NONE
BDES 4702 Trends in Digital Experience Design BDES 3601
BDES 4704

Special Topic 2: MUSH sector

NONE
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

Semester 8

Code Course Name Prerequisite
BDES 4800 Commercialization BDES 3602
BDES 4801 Major Project 2: Development and Production BDES 4701
BDES 4804 Special Topic 3: Internet of Things NONE
  Upper Liberal Studies Elective  

 

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

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

Industry

Digital Experience Design

Digital Experience Design embeds and influences human experience through novel and interactive forms of digital technology, combining hardware, software and design. The term “experience” refers to the multifaceted interaction between humans and technology that respects the contextual and situational features of each. The future of digital design lies in understanding this interaction.

Digital Experience Design is gaining currency in the field of research and practice. IDEO, a prominent global design consultancy, lists “Digital Experiences” as one of their core areas of expertise. IDEO sees “Digital Experiences” as those in which there are no boundaries among platforms. They use hardware, software, web and mobile elements, and interactive media to develop effective means for people to share, create and communicate. Thus, Digital Experience Design is a dynamic field, continually adapting to new technologies and interfaces, such as smart devices, sensors, adaptive architectures, mixed realities (AR/VR), immersive environments, multiscreen and multisensorial displays. Digital experience design is revolutionizing how organizations serve customers and how we interact with each other and the world around us.

Interactive Digital Media (IDM)

The Canadian Interactive Alliance defines interactive digital media companies as creators of “digital content and environments that provide users with a rich interactive experience – either with content itself or with other users – for the purposes of entertainment, information, or education, or that provides services that directly enable these products/services” (2012 Canadian Interactive Industry Profile). IDM in Canada is a growing industry that is quickly changing, driven by shifts in consumer behaviour and technology. The comprehensive IDM sector includes companies that produce interactive content as well as firms that provide various types of products or services to enable the production of interactive content. These are sometimes called “core” and “peripheral” IDM. Core IDM content includes but is not limited to video and mobile games, cross-platform entertainment, web series, e-learning and training products (Interactive Digital Media, OMDC).

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) leads North America in offering a diverse, talented pool of interactive digital media workers. The GTA has 15,000 technology companies employing more than 168,000 people, making Toronto Canada’s largest technology hub and the third largest North American centre for technology firms, in addition to being the third largest centre for design on the continent.

Educational Pathways

Students currently in year two or three of George Brown College’s existing three-year Interaction Design advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced entry into the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

Following the Winter semester (January–April), students who have successfully completed the second year of the George Brown College Interaction Design (G103/G113) advanced diploma with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, or have graduated from the program with a GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or higher, will be eligible to complete a Summer bridge program. Upon successful completion of the bridge, students will enter into semester 5 of the degree program in the Fall.

Option A:

Two years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

Option B:

Three years completed of Interaction Design.

+ Bridge (three courses + two Liberal Studies electives)

+ two years of degree (18 courses plus 420 hours of co-op)

= Interaction Design and Development Advanced Diploma PLUS Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design

 

For more information, contact digitalexperience@georgebrown.ca, or call 416-415-5000, ext. 3129.

Future Study Options

Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program may qualify to pursue further graduate studies in relevant program areas. Students should contact universities directly to explore graduate school opportunities.

Examples of potential graduate study and research areas include: design, interaction design, digital/interactive media, digital experience, human computer interaction, systems design, e-health, e-learning, game design, interactive arts and critical practice.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$7,992.00* †

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Spring 2022. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

† Fees for this program do not include the $500 cost of the co-op work term.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Application Process and Guidelines

Step 1

Determine if you are eligible to enter George Brown College’s Honours Bachelor of Digital Experience Design program.

  • Only graduates, and second- and third-year students of the (three-year) advanced diploma in Interaction Design (G103/G113) will be considered for this program.
  • Current students must have a program GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or above from their diploma program.
  • Former students must have graduated with a program GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or above from their diploma program, and have graduated in the last three years.
Step 2

There is no need to apply via the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS). To apply to the bridge program, contact Program Co-ordinator Nastaran Dadashi at Nastaran.Dadashi@georgebrown.ca, expressing interest in transferring from Interaction Design to Digital Experience Design for Fall 2021.

Step 3

An application form will be sent to you in March. Our admissions office will confirm your eligibility and will register you for the Summer Bridge courses.

This college has been granted consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 1, 2017. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Special Requirements

Note: Offers will be conditional on the basis of completing the term with an overall GPA of 3.2 (75 per cent) or having graduated with said GPA in the last three years.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Participate in an online information session or visit in person. Register for an information session or open house here.

School of Design

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 3129

Email: digitalexperience@georgebrown.ca

For more information about the program, you may also contact the Program Co-ordinator, Nastaran Dadashi: nastaran.dadashi@georgebrown.ca.

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

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is part of our School of Design, located at our Waterfront Campus, at 3 Lower Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

School of Design Building

The School of Design resides in a new 103,000-square-foot facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development. This state-of-the-art building supports academic programs and industry projects with features such as:

  • virtual and augmented reality lab
  • usability and testing lab
  • Future Ways of Living lab
  • peer tutor lab
  • digital sandbox
  • incubators
  • prototyping and workshop spaces
  • design and innovation showcase spaces

Come and have your questions answered, learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom at one of our information sessions. You can also book a campus tour.

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