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Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

Credential:
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1068C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017
Notice: This program requires applicants to submit a portfolio as part of the admission process.
Graduates of advanced diploma programs in interior design can apply to transfer credits.

About the Program

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to provide students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that reflect the profession of Interior Design. Through a comprehensive curriculum delivered by an interdisciplinary faculty, this program will prepare students to apply an integrated approach to interior design solutions for the built environment and its occupants, and will prepare students for the demand to meet technological changes and currency relating to sustainability, universal design, and health and safety.
This unique co-op program is technically driven and focuses on interior design and architecture through project-based learning. This Bachelor of Interior Design degree, delivered at the honours level, provides professional training in design development and the presentation of interior spaces (residential, commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, entertainment, exposition).
The relationship of occupants and their physical environment is analyzed through the consideration of space, composition, ergonomics, illumination, acoustics, finishes, safety and other aspects of space programming, both functional and aesthetic. In other words, the Bachelor of Interior Design program takes the shell of any building as a point of departure and studies the range of components that allow it to be safely and comfortably inhabited while integrating creative solutions. This program is unique among Interior Design programs, being more technical in scope. Why is this important? Industry professionals want to employ graduates with technical competency. This makes Conestoga graduates very attractive to employers.
Interior design has evolved to be as much science as art. Designing and creating sustainable buildings; managing interior design projects; working in a team of professionals that includes architects, engineers and contractors: all of these require the solid technical education that is provided in Conestoga's Bachelor of Interior Design degree program. Graduates are prepared for the realities of new and emerging technologies and for great careers in interior design!
Students will learn to integrate the issues of interior design with maintenance and management of the built environment and will engage in a detailed study of the principles, methods, and applications for technically and financially sound decision making.
There are two (2) co-op work term opportunities to provide students with relevant experience that will complement their academic studies.
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.
A laptop computer meeting minimum specifications is required for this program.
Graduates of advanced diploma programs in interior design can apply to transfer credits and pursue the Bachelor of Interior Design degree.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at bid@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Four-Year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - August/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: Mid-August
First-Year Capacity: 40

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Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) - Program # 1068c

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-08-22)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3240.00 $3240.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4158.80 $3872.80
Year Total   $8031.60
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-08-24)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3240.00 $3240.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4158.80 $3872.80
Year Total   $8031.60
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-08-18)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $0.00 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3240.00 $0.00 $3240.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $4158.80 $0.00 $3872.80
Year Total     $8031.60
Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 7 & 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-08-19)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $131.25 $0.00 $132.55 $132.55
Full time Degree Tuition $3150.00 $0.00 $3240.00 $3240.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $3770.96 $286.00 $3872.80 $3872.80
Year Total $7816.02     $8031.60
Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 10 (Program Start: 2012-08-20)
Description Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $131.25
Full time Degree Tuition $3100.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $3720.96
Year Total $7726.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) - Program # 1068c


Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-08-22)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $7507.80
Year Total   $15565.60

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-08-24)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $7507.80
Year Total   $15565.60

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 & 7 (Program Start: 2014-08-18)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $0.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $132.55 $0.00 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $8057.80 $0.00 $7507.80
Year Total     $15565.60

Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 7 & 8 & 9 & 10 (Program Start: 2013-08-19)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $0.00 $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $131.25 $0.00 $132.55 $132.55
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7495.96 $550.00 $7507.80 $7507.80
Year Total $15531.02     $15565.60

Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 10 (Program Start: 2012-08-20)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $131.25
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7120.96
Year Total $14791.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of this program will fulfill an enhanced comprehensive range of functions in the field of interior design: developing design solutions; preparing documents; analyzing information; liaising with a range of consultants, contractors, clients and stakeholders; and, generally, managing projects for the interior environment.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ARCH71200 Construction Materials and Methods I

Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of building construction and explores the relationship between materials and the systems of construction. The major types of building materials, their physical properties and their uses in building construction will be introduced. Criteria for their selection and methods of assembly will be considered primarily in the context of small buildings. Principles will be explored through research, analysis and drawing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH72010 Building Sciences

Description: Through this course, the student will be introduced to the concept of the building as a living entity. The variety of systems within a building will be examined in relation to the problems which can result when these systems are poorly designed or do not function as intended. Physical factors that influence good design for performance, durability, health efficiency and sustainability of buildings will be studied. Common building design/construction problems that result in poor performance, expensive repairs, litigation, etc., their causes and solutions will be explored through studies famous, infamous and vernacular buildings, materials, details, etc. The principles of building science will be utilized to establish the appropriate performance characteristics of the systems as well as the preventative/corrective actions which could be prescribed when things go wrong.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP71185 Computer Concepts I - Introductory CAD

Description: This course introduces students to the concepts of documenting designs using various computer aided design (CAD) software to accomplish industry specific tasks, such as design drawings and presentation materials. Students will learn digital representation techniques needed to communicate architectural/interior design ideas and concepts.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG71030 Design Communication Basics

Description: The objective of this course is to introduce students to drawing as a visual language; both freehand and technical. The focus will be on the fundamentals of manual drafting and freehand sketching to create two and three dimensional drawings. Students will apply these fundamentals through the use of drafting tools, drafting standards and various sketching media.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71070 Studio I - Design Process

Description: This is the first in a series of eight courses that integrates studio projects with the knowledge and skills acquired during course work. This studio focuses on the design process. The course introduces design elements and principles and their application in the composition of the built environment. The final project will integrate elements and principles and use the design process to develop a proposal for a small structure with high complexity. Oral and visual presentations will be required throughout the course.
Hours: 105
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENGL71200 Scientific and Technical Communications

Description: Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FND71075 Foundation Module (Interior Design)

Description: The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Bachelor of Interior Design program. This module will provide the student with their first exposure to Project Based Learning, and serve as preparation for this alternative approach to learning which forms the basis of the program's structure. This module will also introduce the student to the fundamental principles of team work, and the skills necessary to be an effective and productive member of a team. In addition to refreshing their knowledge base in a variety of aspects of the program's curriculum, students will develop and apply skills in teamwork, graphic communication and verbal presentation through the completion of a program project
Hours: 36
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71500 Group Dynamics

Description: This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants' skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARCH71010 Human Health, Ergonomics, Environment and Safety

Description: This course examines the interrelated effects and connections of the environment (built and natural), and ergonomics on human health and safety. It examines the design of environments that will enable humans to make the best use of their abilities within a healthy, productive and safe context. It also considers responsibilities for the protection of non-human environments and the social and ethical issues associated with the design, construction and operation of built environments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH71150 Code I

Description: This course provides an introduction to the regulatory, prescriptive and objective based aspects of design and construction. Standards, Codes and Regulations will be explored in relation to their intended purpose. The importance of these documents will be demonstrated through an examination of their historic development. The appropriate application of these documents will be demonstrated through a review of actual projects done in the studio. Specific design and construction problems will be presented for review and resolution utilizing the appropriate standards, codes and/or regulations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH71210 Construction Materials and Methods II

Description: This course extends Construction Materials and Methods 1 and explores more advanced concepts of conceptual design and construction technology in the context of large buildings. Complex building assemblies are analysed for their life cycle, structural integrity, moisture protection, fire safety and energy efficiency. Special constructions, building openings, glazing, fire separations, and basic interior finishes are included. Principles will be explored through research, analysis and drawing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH71120 or ARCH71200
CoRequisites:

COMP71195 Computer Concepts II - CAD & BIM

Description: This course will concentrate on the use of digital software for computer aided design and detailing. The focus will be on the use of CAD and 3D BIM software to produce a set of working drawings that comply with industry standards.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP71185
CoRequisites:

DSGN71010 HVAC and Fire Protection

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic systems of a building, with a concentration on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning), lighting and sound. The standard components of each system will be reviewed and studied, particularly in relation to their performance when configured in common systems types. System design will be reviewed utilizing multi-residential, office and school project types. Using mathematics and scientific principles students will learn and apply heat loss heat gain, fire retardation, lighting application and sound and reverberation principles.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71080 Studio II - Programming

Description: This Studio will lead the student through the process of design, problem solving, presentation and management of the design process through the development of an addition to an existing facility. Students will work in teams and develop a comprehensive proposal covering issues related to space planning, code, building systems design, and material use and construction methods. The final project will include detailed plans, sections and elevations, and a model. Other course work in the term will act as resources for the studio projects. The students will be required to maintain an ongoing sketchbook of the studio project development and various work schedules. The students make a formal presentation of the term project to a jury.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71070
CoRequisites:

Level 3
CDEV71050 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares degree-level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice that will be required during co-op work term reporting.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG72160 Design Communication I

Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools and illustration skills to visually communicate their design solutions. The elements and principles of design and their applications will be explored through a variety of tools. The focus will be on two and three dimensional compositions using: freehand sketching, one and two point perspective drawing and rendering techniques.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG71030
CoRequisites:

DSGN72030 Structural Systems

Description: This course provides an introduction to structural systems and structural phenomena. It covers the basic principles of mechanics of materials related to building structures and the criteria used in the selection of an appropriate structural system. Students gain an understanding and appreciation for structural loads and structural design and analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72210 Colour Theory

Description: This course will focus on colour as a tool of articulating interior environments. Through a series of alternating exercises in research and application, students will develop familiarity with colour theories and the deployment of these as compositional devices and vehicles of expression and meaning.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72220 Studio III - Residential

Description: This course synthesizes the diverse built form issues discussed in Design Studios I and II and shifts to a more thorough investigation of interior space, both in programming and in meaning. Through lectures, readings, and studio explorations, students acquire the knowledge needed to present design solutions for primarily residential spaces. Students learn the basic requirements for residential environments as part of the design solution. The projects in this semester will address single family dwellings, multi-tenant residential and social housing.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71060 or DSGN71080
CoRequisites:

DSGN72230 Lighting - Interiors I

Description: This course will build upon knowledge gained in Building Systems I and introduce fundamentals of lighting interior environments and its interaction with both visual perception and the experience of interior spaces. The basic functions of lighting are studied, analyzed and critiqued as design elements. Lecture topics include light sources, measurement and control and the influence of light on colours as these affect the interior environment. Students will transfer this information to the resolution of typical lighting design problems, through the development of lighting plans, specifications and product knowledge. Field visits to lighting installations will augment the information presented in the classroom.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HIST72040 History of Art and Design I

Description: This course will explore the development of art and design from Antiquity to the Renaissance, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Major artistic traditions will be examined and students will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
ARCH73170 Design Development and Detailing I

Description: This course introduces the importance of detailing considerations in the development of interior environments. The focus will be on development of interior details. Students will apply the knowledge gained through the development of details by hand drafting, using computer software and by creating scaled models of the detail(s).
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG71030
CoRequisites:

CODE72000 Code II - Interiors

Description: This course covers Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code Part 3 and focuses on code content pertinent to the subject of interior architecture, including regulations affecting the integrated considerations of planning, egress, accessibility and material selection. This course also covers aspects of the Lien Act.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1150 or ARCH71150
CoRequisites:

COMP72200 Computer Concepts III - BIM

Description: This course will concentrate on using BIM software to create 3d models with a higher degree of complexity than in previous courses and use these to generate effective presentation drawings. The course will provide the student with a solid foundation of the command structure and capabilities of BIM software in order to facilitate self-study and advanced applications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP71195
CoRequisites:

DRWG72170 Design Communication II

Description: This course builds upon previous courses in design communication and computer applications. Students learn digital software tools to expand and amplify their ability to communicate design concepts graphically. Digital techniques and graphics are applied to create professional presentations for virtual spaces of their own construct. Students continue to integrate hand drawing skills into the creation of multi-media presentations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2160 or DRWG72160
CoRequisites:

DSGN72240 Studio IV - Corporate/Retail

Description: This course examines more complex design problems drawn from the areas of corporate and retail design. Through lectures, research assignments, studio-based design projects and field trips, students acquire a more comprehensive technical and aesthetic competence. Students complete corporate and retail design projects drawn from a wide-variety of workplace environments and use these environments as a platform for the examination of a broader range of research tools and methodologies. Additionally, students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of lighting appropriate for these applications. At the completion of the studio course, learners present their own work, and with faculty guidance, make appropriate selections for portfolio inclusion.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2220 or DSGN72220
CoRequisites:

HIST72050 History of Art and Design II

Description: This course will explore the development of art and design from the Renaissance to the Second Industrial Revolution, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Major artistic traditions will be examined and students will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them. Special emphasis will be given to interior environments including furnishing, the decorative arts, and design.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 5
COOP73210 Co-op Work Term I (Interior Design)

Description: The first co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an interior design environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 6
ARCH73180 Design Development and Detailing II

Description: Expanding on the interior detailing knowledge and skills developed in Design, Development & Detailing I, this course will cover assembly components such as glazing, interior partitions, doors and frames, fixed furniture, screens, hardware and related products. Students will develop a comprehensive approach to the detailing of interior components and apply this through the elaboration of construction drawings, and details. This course will include aspects of contract design.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH3170 or ARCH73170
CoRequisites:

CONS73000 Cost Estimating

Description: The course focuses on cost estimating for interior design projects, topics covered include: preliminary estimate, elemental analysis estimate, detailed estimate, quantity takeoff for building interiors, interior finishes, furniture and accessories; unit price analysis; estimate of direct cost, indirect cost, contingency and markup. It also discusses bidding procedures, bidding strategy, bid closing and computer application in cost estimating. In addition, students will be required to complete a number of assignments and term project in preliminary, elemental, detailed estimate and bid document preparation to demonstrate a solid understanding of project cost estimating and its application.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CULT73000 Contemporary Culture and Design Theory

Description: This course will explore the theories and evolution of contemporary culture and design issues from the Industrial Revolution to present day. The course will cover cultural themes impacting the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design, including evolving materials, textiles and technologies, shifts in social and economic contexts, and the representation of interior environments in various contemporary global locations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN73130 Interior Materials

Description: This course will build upon Colour Theory I to focus on the implications of colour and material selection for interior environments; systematic approaches to the appropriate and effective selection will be offered. Particular attention will be paid to the integration of both the functional considerations and expressive properties in the selection of specific interior materials and finishes. Students will use the knowledge gained in Colour Theory I and apply it to different types of projects to select appropriate materials and colours.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2210 or DSGN72210
CoRequisites:

DSGN73140 Studio V - Hospitality/Entertainment

Description: This studio course will explore the issues related to the retro-fit of an existing building to accommodate a new occupancy and identify the various roles of the professional team in the renovation industry. Students will create comprehensive individual project proposals for the reuse of an existing facility that focuses on interior design appropriate for the hospitality/entertainment industry. Using Part 11 of the Ontario building Code and within given parameters, the student will develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional presentation documents. The student's work is to reflect an awareness of the long-term use and sustainability of the facility. Work will include: investigation of current contextual considerations; validation of documents for the site building; feasibility studies for alternate uses for the building; assessment of existing building systems and options for their continued use or alternatives. Other components of the studio course are hand-drafting and advanced CAD documentation.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2240 or DSGN72240
CoRequisites:

DSGN73150 Lighting - Interiors II

Description: The basic functional and experiential aspects of lighting introduced in Lighting Interiors I will be studied, analyzed and critiqued in terms of both initial aspirations and on-going implementation. The challenges of integrating artificial lighting and daylighting will be explored through case studies and design exercises. Students will develop reflective ceiling plans in context with a previous studio project.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2230 or DSGN72230
CoRequisites:

Level 7
ARCH72090 Project Management

Description: This course will provide an introduction to the principles and methodology of Project Management focused on building construction. Utilizing building projects, the relationships amongst the various players of a project will be explored, focusing on the role of the Project Manager. Fundamental project management topics will be explored including: the building industry, project participants, organizing and managing projects, project delivery methods, project chronology and related activates, project costing and scheduling, and project management controls.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH73160 Sustainable Interior Design

Description: This course will focus on the climate for interior atmosphere and its relationship to effective scheduling and designing for the environment and the tenants. This course will focus as well on green buildings, sustainable materials and sustainable design and how the Interior Designer can contribute to conserve the ecosystem. The course will include issues of siting and planning in relation to both natural context and built context, including orientation, interior topography, air movement, acoustics, and day lighting as these translate into implications for interior considerations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74140 Product Research

Description: The choice and specification of many different kinds of products and materials forms a significant component of a designer's responsibility in the design and implementation of interior environments. Complementing the materials and components addressed in Interior Construction & Specifications, students will research and explore the development, construction and specification of a variety of traditional and non-traditional interior design materials.
Students are encouraged to research products from a variety of sources, situations, and new and emerging technologies. New and alternative uses for traditional and non-traditional materials and products are explored. Additional emphasis is placed upon principles of sustainability, material integrity, and product appropriateness in varying physical environments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72025 Building Plumbing, Lighting & Electrical Systems

Description: This course covers HVAC, plumbing and water supply systems. The systems are analyzed in the context of OBC Part 11 (renovations). In addition, fire protection systems, including sprinklers, standpipes, and detection/alarm components are examined to illustrate specific application problems in renovation situations. These are addressed in the context of project-based assignments. Fire Code and other applicable regulatory issues are analyzed to formulate effective solutions. The principles underlying acoustic performance of interior spaces are identified, and used in the design process for both new and OBC Part 11 projects. Selection of basic electrical equipment for OBC Part 3 buildings is undertaken with conformance to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71010
CoRequisites:

DSGN73160 Studio VI - Healthcare

Description: The focus of this studio will be on health care clinic/facility. Building upon skills developed in Studio V, Studio VI will focus on challenges of crafting meaningful and effective interior space to support a new healthcare facility. Students will apply skills in building systems interface – the integration of distinct building systems to form a comprehensive and communicative whole. Through case study investigations, students will explore projects which demonstrate an integrative approach to the creation of interior environments, including the integration of structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, furniture, acoustic and communications systems. This knowledge will be applied and tested through comprehensive elaboration of interior environments for a health care facility. Part 3 of the building code will be covered. Student projects will be both individually and group based.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN73140
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Level 8
COOP74080 Co-op Work Term II (Interior Design)

Description: The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an interior design environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 9
ARCH72030 Building Performance

Description: This course offers an overview of facilities management principles and approaches utilized to measure a building's performance. Judging a project using metrics is useful to develop an understanding of its design and in-use performance. Utilizing standards developed to measure space, facility serviceability and benchmarking are key practice areas of study. An individual's perception of a building is also considered. This is viewed by human physiology, environmental psychology and psychosocial as factors that have an effect on the performance of a facility to support its comfort and workplace goals. These types of building and human measures lead to solutions for improved design and work performance.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74130 Interior Construction and Specifications

Description: This course explores the materials and components addressed in Design Development and Detailing II. More innovative materials and methods of construction will be explored with application and documentation of custom design pieces such as architectural woodwork, millwork and furnishings. The focus will be on development of construction details, and material specifications. There will be more emphasis on construction documentation and computer drafting as well as applications of codes and standards. Students will also develop an understanding of the integration of specifications and shop-drawing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH73180
CoRequisites:

BUS73040 Professional Practice

Description: This course provides students with an overview of the professional practice of interior design. Topics discussed include professional associations and accreditation, maintaining professional status, professional ethics, business basics, and career goal planning and portfolio preparation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS74000 Professional Sales and Negotiations

Description: This is a course in professional sales and negotiations, exposing students to strategies for selling creative concepts through numerous role playing exercises. Students examine the negotiation process and strategic approaches to develop, strengthen, and manage customer relationships.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN74050 Studio VII - Capstone Programming

Description: In this studio, the student will produce a complete program for their capstone design studio including identification of a client and a site. Additionally, the student will choose a topic of interest related to interior design to research and integrate into the capstone project. The studio will provide a structured planning process resulting in the production of a substantive report that includes existing conditions, case-study research into the project type, project goals and objectives, relevant codes and standards, strategies to address goals and objectives (schematics), quantitative requirements, preliminary budget projections, and a final program summary.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN73160
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Level 10
ARCH74090 Contract Administration

Description: The course introduces students with procurement processes and mainly focuses on construction contract administration. Students are required to synthesize and select appropriate contracts and administer them in simulated business settings through case studies integrated with the term project. This course also includes studies of subcontractor contracts, construction, builders' and mechanics' liens, inspection of construction contracts, arbitration and mediation, and labor law and union contracts.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN74060 Studio VIII - Capstone

Description: This capstone studio is intended to encapsulate and demonstrate the abilities of the students. It will entail the development of a major interior design project, following the programming completed in studio VII. The design solution will be fully developed from preliminary sketches to detailed working drawings, renderings and cost estimates. The project type will engage all the lessons learned in the course of study in the program, including co-op work term experiences. Students will perform individually and will collaborate with professionals in the Interior Design industry. Students individually will provide complete integration and synthesis of their actions and present them in a professional jury setting to external and internal examiners.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN74050
CoRequisites:

MGMT74200 Small Business Management

Description: In this course, students examine the vital role of small business in the Canadian economy and key functions for managing a small business enterprise. Through discussions of case studies, readings and a major project, students apply the functional areas of small business management including operations, human resources, marketing and financial management. Students integrate these functions in a business simulation involving planning and management of client accounts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71045 Science, Technology and Society

Description: This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

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