- The Bachelor of Interior Design at Yorkville University is recognized by the:
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
- Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
- Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
- The Bachelor of Interior Design qualifies graduates to write the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)professional licensing exam. With the NCIDQ designation, interior designers are licensed across Canada and the U.S. with the knowledge, experience, and proficiency to practice as professionals.
On-campus and Online Delivery
Offered both on-campus and online, the Bachelor of Interior Design is designed to accommodate busy schedules and active lifestyles. Students can complete their degree on-campus, online, or choose a combination of on-campus and online courses.
Small Class sizes
On-campus and online courses are limited to 20 students per class, for personal one-on-one instruction.
Accelerated Program and Credit Transfers
The Bachelor of Interior Design is equivalent to a four-year degree. Through consecutive, full year study, the program can be completed in only three years. Students entering the program with previous post-secondary education may be able to transfer credits to complete their Bachelor of Interior Design in less than three years.
In the final year, students work in a professional design environment, one full day per week over the course of 25 weeks, where they get to apply their new knowledge and skills, while being mentored by experts. Students enrolled in the online program and living outside of Toronto can complete their internship in their home community. Students already employed in a professional design environment can complete their internship at their workplace.
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Create designs for a variety of market sectors that effectively interpret the relationship of the human response to the built environment.
- Apply the principles and psychology of design theory, and colour methodology.
- Articulate the challenges of the changing world of design, and its connection to culture, history and empathy for an interior environment.
- Apply a systematic design process to creatively solve challenging design problems.
- Employ effective and professional communication skills and techniques to interact and negotiate in collaborative environments, including client presentations.
- Demonstrate entry to practice knowledge of building systems, material selection and interior detailing in relation to interior design and interior construction.
- Use current industry tools, mechanical, digital and manual methods to express design ideas.
- Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the process of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, ideation and implementation of design solutions.
- Apply relevant building codes, laws, regulations, sustainability and universality to human welfare and safety when designing interior spaces.
- Engage in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to underpin design ideas.
- Critically reflect and evaluate personal depth of knowledge and practical experience to collaborate effectively with others.
- Model sound business practices related to project management and professional ethical conduct.
- Develop a professional portfolio and branding as a design professional.