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Interaction Design

Interaction Design (IxD) is an innovative new baccalaureate degree program that blends the fields of design, user experience, and technology to create user-friendly interfaces with the platforms people use every day, such as smart appliances, mobile devices, and the web. Interaction designers ensure that products are appealing, effective, and intuitive for users. In this program, students will develop proficiency in the skills necessary to enter this well-paid and exciting field.

The following courses are upper division courses that are part of Santa Monica College’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Interaction Design. Enrollment is limited to admitted program participants. For more information, please see smcixd.org. Transferability of these courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the transfer institution.

IXD 491, Interaction Design Internship 1 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Interaction Design.

This internship program provides students with the opportunity to work with a local firm to apply UX/IxD principles. Students become acquainted with the career fields in user experience design and interaction design by working in a professional design, entertainment, or technology company. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours during the term under the supervision of a design professional. Learning objectives and exit internship evaluation are required. Limited availability.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC’s Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See ixd.smc.edu for more information.

NewCourse Number:5002 Time:Arrange-7.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chan N R Above section 5002 meets for 8 weeks, June 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

IXD 492, Interaction Design Internship 2 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Interaction Design.

In this internship program, students will work with a local firm to apply UX/IxD principles. Students become acquainted with the career fields in user experience design and interaction design by working in a professional design, entertainment, or technology company. Students spend a minimum of 120 hours during the term under the supervision of a design professional. Learning objectives and exit internship evaluation are required. Limited availability.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC's Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See ixd.smc.edu for more information.

Course Number:5001 Time:Arrange-15 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chan N R Above section 5001 meets for 8 weeks, June 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

IXD 493, Interaction Design Internship 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Interaction Design.

In this internship program, students will work with a local firm to apply UX/IxD principles. Students become acquainted with the career fields in user experience design and interaction design by working in a professional design, entertainment, or technology company. Students spend a minimum of 180 hours during the term under the supervision of a design professional. Learning objectives and exit internship evaluation are required. Limited availability.

This course is open only to students who have been admitted to SMC's Bachelor of Science program in Interaction Design. See ixd.smc.edu for more information.

NewCourse Number:5000 Time:Arrange-22.5 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Chan N R Above section 5000 meets for 8 weeks, June 18 to Aug 10, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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