Special Note: April 18, 2017
Now Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Accredited!
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The goal of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to develop graduates who combine research and critical thinking to generate creative solutions that support human behaviour within the interior environment. Students will work on studio projects that include healthcare environments, aging in place, multi-use designs, and public spaces. Aspects of cultural histories, socio- economics, human behaviour, sustainability and global citizenship will be explored and incorporated into their design solutions. Students will expand their knowledge of related fields through discussions with building specialists in electrical, carpentry, plumbing and HVAC trades. The program includes a field study component where students will explore a location of interest for 8 - 10 days as part of the program. In addition, students will take business and communications courses to develop skills in leadership, marketing and professional written and oral communication. Students will also choose several general education electives to complete their Bachelor Degree.
Two additional options are available to students in this program: a co-op and an opportunity to study abroad for a term. These options have a limited number of openings, and interested students will need to go through an application process.
Students must complete the Diploma in Interior Design before starting the Bachelor of Interior Design.
The program can be completed in either of two ways:
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BCIT’s Bachelor of Interior Design graduates will be able to apply for jobs in Interior Design and Architectural firms across Canada, the USA and abroad. They will also have a direct path to becoming a professional Registered Interior Designer in Canada and are eligible to write the NCIDQ exam upon completion of the required work experience.
The CIDA Accredited Bachelor of Interior Design is a four-year program: it is based on the completion of the two-year BCIT Diploma in Interior Design, with an additional two years of study to earn their Bachelor Degree.
2018 Graduates (2016 intake):
100% (15) of students enrolled in this additional Bachelor Degree component graduated in two years.
27% of students completed the Diploma (first two years) of the program in two years.
The remaining students took between 3 to 5 years to complete the first two years.
2017 Graduates (2015 intake):
100% (8) of students enrolled in this additional Bachelor Degree component graduated in two years.
13% of students completed the Diploma (first two years) of the program in two years. The remaining students took between 3 to 5 years to complete the first two years.
100% (18) of the students who enrolled in the fall of 2017 are returning for the fall 2018 term, putting attrition at 0%. Please note: Two students are going on a one year Co-op placement and will be returning to complete their final year in the fall of 2019. Two students are also returning from their Co-op placement to complete their final year.
100% (17) of the students who enrolled in the fall of 2016 returned for the fall 2017 term, putting attrition at 0%. Please note: Two students went on a one year Co-op placement and will be returning to complete their final year in the fall of 2018.
Accepted into Graduate Programs
April 2018 Graduates: One student applied to a graduate program and was accepted (July 1, 2018)
April 2017 Graduates: No-one applied as of July 1, 2017
April 2018 Graduates: 80% were employed by July 1, 2018
April 2017 Graduates: 75% were employed by July 1, 2017; 100% were employed as of July 1, 2018
Please note: results are from previous graduating year(s) and are subject to industry and occupational trends. The data above includes only the Bachelor of Interior Design graduates.
Date: July 1, 2018
Graduate Employment Outcomes
The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2015-2017 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2014-2016 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.
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