Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
Program DetailsCredential: 4-Year Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
This unique four-year honours-level program is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).
The program provides professional training in the design development and presentation of interior spaces - including residential, corporate/commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality/entertainment and exposition - through project-based learning.
Students study in detail the range of functional and aesthetic components that allow spaces in the built environment to be safely and comfortably inhabited. The relationship of occupants and their physical environment is analyzed through the consideration of ergonomics, illumination, acoustics, finishes, safety, and all aspects of space programming.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
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Work Term CapabilitiesSpecific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.
Work Term I
- Create tactile and digital presentation boards for interior design projects
- Create and render perspective drawings
- Assist with site measurement, assessing existing conditions and compiling an inventory list
- Prepare sketches/drawings for space planning and concept
- Assist with design and construction drawings manually and with AutoCAD and Revit Architecture
- Assist project coordinators with client consultations and project meetings with industry professionals
Work Term II
- Assist with preparation of bid documents
- Assist in preparing cost estimates
- Research and select appropriate products and materials for interior design projects
- Assemble product and finish specification information
Sample Job TitlesInterior Design Assistant, Space Planner, Junior Draftsperson (AutoCAD & Revit), Product Consultant, Home Furnishings Consultant, Product and Material Samples Coordinator, Project Coordinator Assistant
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
Wage DataConestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.
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