Note: The BCIT Bachelor of Interior Design is 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 is delivered in a standard fall and winter term full-time format, commencing in September each year. The schedule is fixed and students are block registered.
Portfolio submission for the Bachelor of Interior Design Program must be made electronically only - no hard copies can be accepted. Please email your digital Portfolio to Tiia_Manson@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_BID2020_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.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Design granted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
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.
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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