The Bachelor of Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation
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.
Students in this program must bring your own device that meets the minimum device requirements.
Program description - August 2021
The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) 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 Bachelor of Interior Design degree, delivered at the honours level, provides professional training in the development of creative design solutions for interior spaces (residential, corporate/commercial, retail, institutional, healthcare, hospitality/entertainment, exposition) through project-based learning. The range of functional and aesthetic components that allow spaces in the built environment to be safely and comfortably inhabited are studied and 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. Interior design has evolved to be as much science as art. Designing and creating sustainable interiors; managing interior design projects; working in a team of professionals that includes architects, engineers and contractors; all require the solid technical education that is provided in Conestoga's Bachelor of Interior Design degree program. Why is this important? Industry professionals want to employ graduates with technical competency. This makes Conestoga graduates very attractive to employers. Graduates are prepared for the realities of new and emerging technologies and for great careers in interior design! There are two (2) paid co-op work term opportunities to provide students with relevant experience that will complement their academic studies.The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) degree granted by Conestoga College meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.This program is listed on both the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and the Interior Designers of Canada's (IDC) list of recognized interior design programs.Graduates of advanced diploma programs in interior design can apply to transfer credits and pursue the Bachelor of Interior Design degree.For more information, send an email to BID@conestogac.on.ca
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- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
- Students who do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 14 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves one 3 hour on campus session per week and 12 hours per week of online and out-of-class activity.
- If GCM70000 is selected, the student must attend sessions from the first session of the term and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
- GCM70000 may be delivered at the Doon, Waterloo, or Cambridge campus.
- GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete at least one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.