Program of Study

The Bachelor of Interaction Design offers a comprehensive, intensive and professional education in digital communication design. The curriculum reflects the distinct theoretical, research and focus of the profession. Students in the program benefit from small practice based classes, design studies classes and an internship program.

Students Enrolled Before Fall 2020

If you started the IXD programe before Fall 2020, then the program map below represents your studies on the Bachelor of Interaction Design.

Click on a course below to see how failing or dropping that course will affect your Academic Standing. All courses affected by prerequisites will fade out:

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Students Enrolled During or Later Than Fall 2020

If you started the IXD programe during Fall 2020 or later, then the program map below represents your studies on the Bachelor of Interaction Design.

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Academic Standing

Students admitted are required to maintain an Overall Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 in order to continue in and graduate with an Honours degree. A student whose Cumulative Grade Point Average falls below 2.5 (65) during the course of their studies will find themselves on Academic Probation.
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Academic Probation

Students previously in Good Standing who have a Program Term GPA below 2.4 but at or above 2.0; or a Program Core Term GPA below 2.5 but at or above 2.0; are placed on Academic Probation and allowed to continue in their program. Students previously in Good Standing may also be placed on Probation where their Program Core Term GPA is less than 2.0 AND their Program Cumulative GPA is greater than or equal to 2.0. Over the next term, you must earn a minimum Program Term GPA above 2.4 and a Program Core GPA above 2.5 and a Program Cumulative GPA above 2.0. Earning a GPA(s) less than this may result in an Academic Standing of Graduation Warning or dismissal from your program for two consecutive academic terms.

Academic Suspension

Students who are suspended due to failing to raise their GPA will find themselves suspended for the next two academic semesters before being allowed to return.

Advanced Standing

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Interaction Design program, that have attended another post-secondary institution may be granted credits towards their degree. Advanced Standing is the transfer of credits earned at another recognized postsecondary institution towards a Sheridan credential. Before applying for Advanced Standing students need to determine:

The use of Advanced Standing credits is subject to the requirements of Sheridan's Credit Transfer Policy and Graduation Policy. The Sheridan Graduation Policy allows you to transfer up to 75% of the required course load.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition

This is for students who have knowledge gained outside of education. With Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) you can earn credits towards a Sheridan credential based on your previous education and applicable workplace experience.

Students may apply for PLAR, provided they have been admitted to a program. In order to be eligible for PLAR:

For complete details, you are strongly encouraged to review the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Policy and the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition Procedure.