The goal of this B.A. & Sc. 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. The B.A. & Sc. 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 may contact the Department of Computer Science for more information and for academic advising on this program.
Students who complete the B.A. & Sc. 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.
The major average in the Interactive Systems Design program includes the grades earned in:
- All courses listed in the Major Requirement J4.
Residency Requirements in the Major
To receive a degree in Interactive Systems Design, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.
- Minimum requirements in Major Requirement J4.
See Residency for additional details.
- Bachelor of Arts and Science Four-year (B.A. & Sc. Four-year) - Interactive Systems Design
- Professional Internship Option - Interactive System Design