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Interaction Design

Santa Monica College

24 months
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5000 USD/year
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Santa Monica College is currently offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Interaction Design. This unique degree will build from the existing Graphic Design Associate degree and blends the fields of design, user experience (UX), and technology

Overview

Interaction Design program from Santa Monica College ensure that products are appealing, effective and intuitive for their users. They create the experiences we have everyday with smart objects, devices, and the web. There is a strong demand for more UX/interaction designers in today’s high technology industries. This degree will provide students with the skills necessary to enter this well paid and exciting field.

  • Knowledge of UX/Interaction Design history, practices, methodologies, and project-based processes.
  • Conceptualize, solve problems, and understand the importance of the user and of user experience.
  • Design and prototype for a range of platforms including the web, mobile, and tangible systems such as wearables and connected products.
  • Proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing, and oral presentation skills necessary in the design industry.
  • Successfully enter the industry or create a successful entrepreneurial business in the field of UX/Interaction Design.

What People are Saying About IxD

  • "The Interaction Design field has evolved so quickly, even the tech industry can barely keep up with its growth – the shortage of skilled interaction designers is just overwhelming. We need these graduates to continue our symbiotic relationship with the economy of Los Angeles and California."
– Steve Vincent, Vice President at Music & Soundtracks for Disney Channel Worldwide
  • “With thousands of jobs going unfilled in the design field, SMC’s Interaction Design Bachelor’s degree is one that will prepare students locally to meet the demands of today’s technology industry and keep California at the forefront of innovation and design.”
– Ross Pollack, Executive Vice President at Lionsgate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interaction Design Studio
  • Interactive Storytelling 
  • Web Development and Scripting 
  • Introduction to Game Studies 
  • Product Design
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Contact and speak with a Santa Monica College IxD counselor to discuss whether the Interaction Design program might be right for you.
  • Enroll at Santa Monica College and set Interaction Design as your intended major (if you haven't already).
  • Work with a Santa Monica College IxD Counselor to establish your IxD Major Preparation plan
  • Complete 60 lower division units of CSU transferable general education and IxD Major Preparation Requirements 
  • Prepare for the Application Process
  • Apply before the Deadlines
  • If admitted, enroll and complete 2 years of IxD Degree Requirement courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Santa Monica

1800 - 3420 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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