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Imagine Your Career in Residential Design

BCIT's Diploma in Residential Interiors builds on the Certificate in Interior Design and provides the opportunity for students to further their education in the residential field.

Upon completion of the first two terms of the Diploma in Residential Interiors, students who choose to complete the practicum and exit with an Associate Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design will have acquired the necessary competencies in kitchen and bath design, based on the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) curriculum requirements, and will have the necessary educational requirements to write the NKBA’s AKBD exam to become an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer.

Students that complete the courses in the third and fourth terms of the program and graduate with a Diploma in Residential Interiors will have the skills and credential needed to work beyond the kitchen and bath industries in the broader residential interiors field.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
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BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Fast Track option starts in January of each year

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Students may request to have prior work experience or previously taken courses assessed for course exemption. Contact the Interior_Design@bcit.ca for further details on Prior Learning Assessment Recognition.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Books and supplies

Students are required to have their own laptops for class.

Courses

Class hours

Evenings and Weekends

Program delivery

The credential is offered through part-time studies, allowing students flexibility in the number of courses they take in any given term. The NKBA portion start date is April 2016 with 2-3 classes being offered per term including the summer. A fast-track schedule has been set up for those students who want to complete the Associate Certificate in 9 months or the Diploma in 15 months (this fast-track program is only offered for students starting the program in January). Students are responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course before registering. To maximize the program’s flexibility, courses are offered during evenings and on weekends only, in the fall, winter and spring/summer terms.

If you do not wish to follow the "Fast-Track" layout below and need help with a modified schedule, please contact the Program Assistant.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  COMM 2320 Communication 2 3.0
  INTD 3110 Graphic Presentation 2 3.0
  INTD 3360 Advanced Digital Illustration for Interior Design 3.0
  INTD 3370 Design History 2 3.0
  INTR 3000 Residential Studio - Bath and Private Spaces 3.0
  INTR 3010 NKBA Graphic Standards 3.0
  INTR 3020 Residential Materials and Environmental Factors 3.0
  INTR 3030 Residential Construction and Building Systems 3.0
  INTR 3040 Residential Building Codes & Accessibility 3.0
  INTR 3100 Residential Studio - Kitchens 3.0
  INTR 3150 Residential Millwork and Cabinetry 3.0
  INTR 3160 Advanced Residential Lighting 3.0
  INTR 3170 Residential Business and Project Management 3.0
  INTR 4000 Residential Studio – Social Spaces 6.0
  INTR 4100 Residential Directed Studies 2 6.0
  JOIN 4350 Joinery Fundamentals for Interior Design 3.5
 
2: PRACTICUM*: Credits
  INTR 4130 Practicum 6.5
*NOTE: Students completing the practicum with the Associate Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design first will complete the practicum in the Spring/Summer term. Students continuing on to the diploma will complete the practicum at the end of all course work in the winter term.
 
Total Credits: 61.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

The fast-track schedule allows students to complete the Diploma in 15 months (4 terms) with the Summer term off

Grading

65% in each course to proceed.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Note: Students wanting to complete both the Associate Certificate and Diploma should declare both programs. Upon successful completion of the program requirements an application for BCIT Credential must be submitted. Note: The Associate Certificate credential will only be granted if the application for BCIT Credential is completed prior to or in conjunction with the Diploma application for BCIT Credential. BCIT will not grant the diploma level credential and then retroactively grant the Associate Certificate.

Professional associations

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Students will be eligible to write the exam for the Associates Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design after the first two terms and completion of the practicum.

Contact Us

Interior Design
Interior_Design@bcit.ca

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