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What you need to know about our IxD Degree
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Enroll in Graphic Design Courses

Plan ahead for the IxD B.S. Program Submissions (Available November 15) by taking suggested lower division courses.
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Attend Information Session

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Students who are in junior standing (completion of 60 units by end of Spring 2016) are strongly advised to attend.
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Submit Fall 2015

Submissions Open Nov 15

The ideal candidate will have completed the SMC Graphic Design A.S. degree or equivalent. Submissions deadline is January 15, 2016.

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Graphic Design Associate Degree

The ideal candidate applying to the Interaction Design Bachelor’s degree will have completed the general education requirements for the Associate degree and the suggested lower division Graphic Design courses (listed on right) by end of Spring 2016.
Lower division courses for the first two years of the Interaction Design (IxD) Bachelor’s degree will closely follow the existing Associates degree in Graphic Design at SMC.
A PDF of Lower Division courses (listed on right) and suggested sequence of classes, here.
Upper division courses for the final two years of the IxD degree will be offered beginning in the Fall semester of 2016 and are currently in development.

Suggested Graphic Design Courses

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  • Gr Des 31, Graphic Design Studio 1 (2)
  • Gr Des 33, Typography Design 1 (2)
  • Gr Des 35, Sketching for Graphic Design (2)
  • Gr Des 41, Graphic Design Studio 2 (2)
  • Gr Des 43, Typography Design 2 (2)
  • Gr Des 50, Portfolio & Professional Practices (2)
  • Gr Des 60, Design Research (2)
  • Gr Des 61, User Experience Design 1 (3)
  • Gr Des 62, User Experience Design 2 (3)
  • Gr Des 64, Digital Imaging for Design (3)
  • Gr Des 65, Web Design I (2)
  • Gr Des 66, Web Design 2 (3)
  • Gr Des 67, Web Design 3 (3)
  • Gr Des 71, Motion Graphics 1 (3)
  • Gr Des 75, Mobile Design 1 (3)
  • Gr Des 76, Mobile Design 2 (3)

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Ideal candidates for the IxD program will have earned their Associates degree in Graphic Design.

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Refine your class projects in preparation for the IxD B.S. submissions process. We want to see your best work!

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For answers to your questions, check out our FAQ. More to come!

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Attend an IxD Information Session

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Register to attend a IxD Information Session to get all the IxD B.S. details! Register here.

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Day in the Life of an Interaction Designer

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Hours sketching

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Hours prototyping

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Hours user-testing

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Cups of coffee

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What People Say

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“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
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