The goal of this program is to train students in all aspects of the design and development of interactive systems. Interactive systems are now a ubiquitous part of people's lives - from web applications to games to embedded devices - and the design and usability of these systems is having an increasingly large effect on the quality of people's relationship to technology. This program combines courses in Art and Art History, Psychology, and Computer Science, and these courses will provide knowledge and skills in several critical areas: principles of visual communication; critical approaches to visual systems; fundamentals of human perception, memory, and cognition; and the principles of computation and programming needed to design, build, and evaluate games and interactive systems.

Students who complete the program will be in demand in several industry sectors. The combined training in art, psychology, and computer science prepares students well for jobs in web design, interface development, game design, usability testing, and front-end requirements analysis.

Students interested in entering an Honours program should consult advisors in the department concerned before registering for their second year. Of the 120 credit units required for the B.Sc. Honours degree, at least 66 credit units must be at the senior level. Application for admission to Honours is not considered until successful completion of at least 60 credit units with a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 70% overall and at least 70% in the subject of Honours. For further details, please see the Academic Information and Policies section.

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements C1, C2, and the Junior Course Requirements in C3.

C1 College Requirement (15 credit units)

English Language Writing

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 302.3
  • ANTH 310.3
  • ANTH 405.3
  • ANTH 421.3
  • CPSJ 203.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ENG 210.3
  • ENG 211.3
  • ENG 212.3
  • ENG 213.3
  • ENG 394.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 208.3
  • PHIL 233.3
  • POLS 245.3
  • POLS 323.3
  • POLS 328.3
  • POLS 333.3
  • POLS 336.3
  • POLS 422.3
  • POLS 461.3
  • PSY 323.3
  • PSY 355.3
  • RLST 280.3
  • RLST 362.3

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • GEOG 465.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 257.3 (may only be used if taken in 2022-23 or later)
  • HIST 266.3
  • HIST 315.3
  • HIST 316.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3

C2 Breadth Requirement (6 credit units)

Choose 6 credit units from the following areas:

  • ART 110.3
  • ART 111.6
  • ART 112.6
  • ART 136.3
  • ART 141.3
  • ART 151.3
  • ART 152.3
  • ART 161.3
  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3
  • DRAM 101.3
  • DRAM 104.6
  • DRAM 108.3
  • DRAM 110.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • DRAM 113.3
  • DRAM 118.3
  • DRAM 119.3
  • DRAM 121.3
  • MUS 101.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • MUS 112.3
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 125.1
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 175.3
  • MUS 184.3

  • Any senior-level fine arts course provided that the prerequisite is met.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 160.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 101.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • MUS 112.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 may not be used to fulfill the Humanities requirement.

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

  • CPSJ 112.3
  • CPSJ 203.3
  • INTS 110.3
  • INTS 111.3
  • INTS 380.3

C3 Cognate Requirement (12 credit units)

Junior course requirements:

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

Biology

  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3

Chemistry

  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • CHEM 250.3

Earth Science

  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3

Physics & Astronomy

  • ASTR 113.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3

Senior course requirements:

  • PHIL 232.3

C4 Major Requirement (75 credit units)

  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3
  • CMPT 141.3
  • CMPT 145.3
  • CMPT 260.3
  • CMPT 270.3
  • CMPT 280.3
  • CMPT 281.3
  • CMPT 370.3
  • CMPT 381.3 
  • CMPT 407.3 
  • CMPT 481.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • STAT 245.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • 100-level ART course numbered 111 or higher

Choose 6 credit units from the following, from any of the three areas, with at least 3 credit units at the 400-level:

Game Design:

  • CMPT 306.3
  • CMPT 406.3

Information Visualization:

  • CMPT 384.3
  • CMPT 484.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following

  • CMPT 306.3
  • CMPT 318.3
  • CMPT 353.3
  • CMPT 360.3
  • CMPT 371.3
  • CMPT 384.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ARTH 250.3
  • ARTH 251.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • INTS 111.3
  • ART 231.3
  • ART 235.3
  • ART 236.3
  • ART 237.3
  • ART 331.3

Choose 9 credit units from the following:

  • PSY 213.3
  • PSY 214.3
  • PSY 216.3
  • PSY 226.3
  • PSY 252.3
  • PSY 253.3
  • PSY 255.3
  • PSY 256.3

C5 Electives Requirement (12 credit units)

Arts and Science courses, or those from other Colleges that have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Honours program, of which at least 66 must be at the 200-level or higher.