The Diploma in Interior Design is designed for students seeking a career in residential and commercial interior design fields.
The Diploma focuses on commercial design including hospitality, offices and retail environments. Students will study advanced design theory, commercial space planning, sustainability practices, codes and barrier-free compliance, lighting, design history, advanced 2D & 3D visual communication, critical reading and writing, construction drawings, and architectural millwork. Students will gain hands-on experience in the Joinery shop to expand their understanding of millwork details and assembly. Students will achieve both a strong academic and technical foundation on completion of this program. Students learn from industry-based faculty and develop extensive practical skills for rewarding careers.
All students intending to continue to the Bachelor of Interior Design must first complete the Diploma in Interior Design.
On completion of the Certificate in Interior Design Fundamentals plus ENGL 1177 and 3.0 credits General Education electives, students who meet the entry requirements may advance to the Diploma program, which is offered in both a full-time and part-time format.
The Diploma program in the full-time format is delivered in a nine month period.
Upon completion of the Diploma program, students who are eligible may continue to the Bachelor of Interior Design program.
Portfolio submission for the Full-Time Diploma in Interior Design Program must be made electronically only - no hard copies can be accepted. Please email your digital Portfolio to Manon_Pace@bcit.ca and cc’d to Tatsiana_Filipenka@bcit.ca , compressing the file to an appropriate file size to be sent via email by the deadline, April 15, 2020. The Portfolio must be a single file in PDF format. Do not include any links in the file or email. Please use the following format to name your PDF portfolio: INTD_FTDIPLOMA2020_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PORTFOLIO.pdf
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.
Graduates may work in the field of residential and commercial design with interior or architectural design firms. Students who would like to become a Registered Interior Designer are required to complete their studies culminating in a Bachelor of Interior Design program.
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