Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
Program DetailsCredential: 4-Year Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
This unique four-year program is technically driven, focusing on interior design and architecture using project-based learning. It provides professional training in the design development and presentation of interior spaces. Students are exposed to a variety of residential, commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, entertainment and exposition interior spaces. Key areas of study include the design process, building systems and code, occupant requirements, furnishings, colour, light, sustainability, as well as project management.
The program has been designed in consultation with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and is on ARIDO's list of recognized interior design programs. Conestoga is following the procedure for accreditation by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Students are well-prepared to integrate the aspects of interior design with maintenance and management of the built environment, having studied in detail the principles, methods, and applications for technically and financially sound decision making in the field of interior design.
Graduates have the skills to develop integrated design solutions with consideration for function, safety and aesthetics.
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 Terms I and II
- Create tactile and digital presentation boards for interior design projects
- Research and select appropriate products and materials for interior design projects
- Assemble product and finish specification information
- Create and render perspective drawings manually and digitally
- Assist with site measurement, assessing existing conditions and compiling an inventory list
- Prepare sketches/drawings for space planning and concept
- Assist with preparation of bid documents
- Assist with design and construction drawings manually and with AutoCAD and Revit Architecture
- Assist in preparing cost estimates
- Assist project coordinators with client consultations and project meetings with industry professionals
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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