Part-time Certificate 6195cert

Imagine Your Career in Interior Design

Please be aware that these courses fill quickly. As a result, students may not be able to successfully register in courses they need or want. This may impact both the number of courses a student is able to take in a given term as well as the time it takes to complete the credential. Students who require a minimum course load to retain eligibility for financial aid or international student status are strongly advised to exercise caution when enrolling in this program as there is no guarantee that the minimum required course credits can be sustained from term to term.

The Program

The Certificate program in the Interior Design department is designed as a foundation year for all of the Interior Design programs. The Certificate focuses on the basics of residential design encompassing design theory, concept development, space planning, lighting, colour, history, materials & fabrics, sustainability, written communication skills, and visual communication through both freehand and computer generated drawings.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals, students wishing to proceed to the Diploma in Interior Design and Bachelor of Interior Design must complete TRPT 0011 - English, ENGL 1177 - Academic Writing, and 3.0 credits of General Education electives prior to admission into the Diploma program.

Students wishing to proceed to the Associate Certificate in Kitchen and Bath Design can do so directly after completion of the certificate, but must complete TRPT 0011 - English before continuing into the Diploma in Residential Interiors.

Please attend an info session for more information. If you need further assistance please contact our part-time studies program assistant at BCIT_interior_design@bcit.ca.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

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.

Students must submit the Part-time Program Declaration Form before starting the Interior Design program.

Scheduled intakes

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

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

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

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

The Interior Design department offers a non-credit course, Introduction to Interior Design Workshop. This weekend workshop is the perfect place to explore your creativity and see the world from a designer’s perspective.
Register now or Contact us for more information.

Program delivery

The Certificate is offered through part-time studies, allowing students flexibility in the number of courses they take in any given term. There are offerings of all courses in each term. Students are responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course before registering. Students who do not meet the mandatory prerequisites will be dropped from their courses without notice. To maximize the program’s flexibility, courses are offered during the day, evenings and on weekends, in the fall, winter and spring/summer terms.

The Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals program matrix has been revised effective for September 2019 intake. The revised program matrix is listed below. Current students please refer to the Certificate Equivalency Chart [PDF].

Program matrix

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Term 1 Credits
  COMM 1120 Communication 1 3.0
  INTD 1100 Design Theory 1 3.0
  INTD 1120 Materials for Interior Design 3.0
  INTD 1140 Freehand Drawing 3.0
  INTD 1180 Visual Communication 2D 3.0
 
Term 2 Credits
  INTD 1060 Introduction to InDesign 1.0
  INTD 2120 Fabrics and Applications 2.0
  INTD 2130 Colour for Interior Design 3.0
  INTD 2150 Visual & Graphic Communication 3.0
  INTD 2160 AutoCAD for Interior Design 3.0
  INTD 2300 Residential Studio A 3.0
 
Term 3 Credits
  INTD 1360 Digital Illustration for Interior Design 3.0
  INTD 2240 Introduction to Lighting 3.0
  INTD 2360 Residential Construction Drawings 3.0
  INTD 2370 Design History 1 3.0
  INTD 2400 Residential Studio B 3.0
  INTD 2500 Residential Directed Studies Project* 2.0
*Note: Students must have completed all previous Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals courses prior to registering for INTD 2500.
 
Total Credits: 47.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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

Students must complete the Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals program within five years.

Please note that this program cannot be completed through distance education.

Grading

Students will be required to achieve a passing grade of 65% in each of the Interior Design courses.

COMM 1120 requires 50% to pass and to complete the Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals (year 1). Students continuing to the Diploma in Interior Design (year 2) must achieve 70% in COMM 1120.

Program location

This program is taught at the Burnaby campus, and some courses are offered at BCIT's Downtown campus.

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

For those individuals seeking employment after completion of the Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals, employment may be found in the field of Interior Design as manufacturer’s representatives in wholesale resource firms and as consultants in retail design showrooms.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it 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.

Contact Us

Interior Design
interior_design@bcit.ca

Program Assistant, 604-456-8150

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Introducing New Part-time Studies Course

INTD 0100 - Introduction to Interior Design Workshop
Do you dream of becoming an interior designer? This weekend workshop is the perfect place to find out! Explore and create in a fun, collaborative environment – analyse space, learn about colour and take part in the design process. Join us for an ‘extreme design experience’ you’ll never forget!

Register now or contact our program assistant at 604-456-8150 for more information.