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Bachelor of Science Interaction Design

The Interaction Design (IxD) Bachelor of Science degree program blends the fields of design, user experience (UX), and technology.  Interaction Designers ensure that products are appealing, effective and intuitive for their users. They create the experiences we have every day with smart objects, devices, and the web.  There is strong demand for more UX/interaction designers in today's high technology industries.  The Interaction Design degree will provide students with the skills necessary to enter this exciting field

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Admission decisions are made at the junior level

The SMC Graphic Design AS with the User Experience Design concentration provides excellent preparation for the program, but is not required for admission. The skills demonstrated in the portfolio are a more important factor in admissions decisions than the graphic design courses a student has taken. Some strong applicants have built their skills in the workplace and/or industry. SMC also welcomes applicants for transfer from other community college graphic design programs. The admissions committee will review all college or university transcripts and each student's portfolio.

Academic requirements for junior admission (must be completed prior to beginning the upper division course work):

  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable units

  • Completion of two college English composition courses (SMC English 1 and 2 or 31)

  • Completion of a math class from the CSU or IGETC general education pattern (prefer statistics-SMC Math 54 )

  • Graphic Design 61, 62, 67, 75, 76 (Highly Recommended)

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Additional preparation (may be completed after admission to the program):

  • General Psychology (SMC Psychology 1)

  • Statistics (SMC Math 54) or Psychology 7

  • SMC Media 4

  • An Art History class (prefer SMC AHIS 3 or equivalent)

  • Completion of CSUGE or IGETC/CSU pattern (US History/American Government not required)

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