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Digital Experience Design


Students in the post-diploma certificate will design digital products such as websites, apps, video games and wearable interfaces and develop depth in the methods by which digital experience designers identify client problems, recognize user needs and translate these into wireframes, prototypes and visual interfaces. They will also learn and apply new processes and techniques to create digital products using the latest industry tools and practices that meet the emerging needs of a rapidly changing technological environment. A balance of practice-based, hands-on, research and theory-driven courses will prepare students to solve problems and find digital solutions to improve people’s lives.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
DESN 242Introduction to Digital Experience Design for Non-Designers3
DESN 342Digital Experience Design Theory, Methods, and Issues3
DESN 344Interaction Design I3
DESN 442Information Architecture3
Digital Experience Design Courses (Choose 9 - 18 credits)
DESN 340Web Design & Development I3
DESN 380Design Research3
DESN 440Web Design & Development II3
DESN 443Multi-disciplinary Digital Experience Design Studio3
DESN 444Interaction Design II3
DESN 445Service Design3
Related Courses (Choose 0 - 9 credits)
DESN 110Design Studio I: Visual Organization, Composition and Visual Language3
DESN 120Design Software I3
DESN 131Typography I3
DESN 260Introduction to Video3
DESN 261Motion Graphics I3
DESN 361Motion Graphics II3
DESN 395Internship3
DESN 413Information Design II3
CMPT 101Introduction to Computing I3
CMPT 103Introduction to Computing II3
CMPT 200Data Structures and Algorithms3
CMPT 310Computers and Society3
MSYS 200Introduction to Management Information Systems3
Total Credits30

Progression of Studies

Students are responsible for ensuring they meet the prerequisite and co-requisite requirements for all courses.

English Course Requirement 

Students are required to take 3 credits of English either within this program or as part of their previous diploma or degree

Admission Requirements

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

Previous Post-Secondary Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have completed one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A diploma


  • A bachelor’s degree

Additional Admission Criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

  1. English Language Proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan’s academic calendar or online at