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.
2017 Graduates (2015 intake):
100% 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.
2016 Graduates (2014 intake):
80% of students enrolled in this additional Bachelor Degree component graduated in two years.
2015 Graduates (2013 intake):
88% of students enrolled in this additional Bachelor Degree component graduated in two years.
The majority of the 2015 and 2016 graduates noted above completed their Diploma (two-year program) in part-time studies and were returning BCIT alumni who had taken a break between credentials.
Accepted into Graduate Programs
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, 2017
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