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Students have the option to apply to join the co-op program, which is a competitive process. Information on the application process to co-op is provided during the Fall of their third year of studies.

The Interior Design program is a CIDA accredited degree program focusing on residential design, concept and theory development, space planning, sustainability, visual and written communication skills.

After the third year, students have the option of doing an 8 to 12-month work term placement which commences in September.

During their studies, students may apply for a student membership with the Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDIBC)

Student profile & capabilities

Students in this program have an understanding of:

  • 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
  • Millwork and furniture design

Co-op job title examples

  • Jr Designer
  • Interior Design Co-op Student
  • Interior Designer

On completion of the program

Graduates may work in the field of residential and commercial design with interior or architectural design firms. Having completed their degree, graduates can become a Registered Interior Designer.

For more information on the program, including an overview of the curriculum, please visit: Interior Design