british institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

British institute of interior design

Welcome to the Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDIBC). We are one of Canada s fastest growing communities of Interior Design practitioners who share a belief that design enhances our environments and makes a positive contribution to our lives.

We are committed to advancing our profession through accreditation, education, knowledge sharing, legal recognition, and public outreach. Our mandate is to serve the interests of both the interior design industry and the general public through the development of a recognized, respected professional association.

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IDIBC Awards Open for Submissions

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Nov 10 – CHIL Studio

CHIL Studio is seeking an Architectural Technologist

Nov 10 – LIV Interiors

LIV Interiors is seeking a CAD Technologist

Nov 7 – MCM Interiors Ltd.

MCM Interiors Ltd. is seeking an Intermediate Interior Designer

Oct 27 – IBI Group

IBI Group is seeking a Senior Interior Designer

Kasian is seeking an Intermediate Interior Designer

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Interior Design Course

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Cutting edge online Diploma Course in Interior Design

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Our Tutors

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Leigh Romanello

Leigh has completed hundreds of projects, including both commercial and residential; as well as historical and new construction.

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Wendi Snyder

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specializing in kitchen, bathrooms and color schemes.

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Evette Annandale

Today Evette’s consultancy specializes in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.

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Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Color Consulting and Art Sourcing.

Student Testimonials

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Abby Rutman

If you also have that doubting voice in your head, I strongly suggest you tell it to take a back seat, because you’re about to start something amazing for yourself. Thank you IDI! I truly loved this experience.

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Maharoo Khalid

Studying with Interior Design Institute has been a phenomenal and informative experience for me, it gave me the platform to turn my passion into something that I love and enjoy doing so much, into a career.

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Beth Lin Silverstein

This well thought-out, logically-presented series provides any self-motivated student a wealth of resources, information, and guidance to educate themselves (via online interaction) in the exciting field of Interior Design.

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Andrew Scherr

This course brings enough knowledge to those people who just want to be creative when re-designing their personal or friend’s residential space and it forms the foundation for people who want to continue the study to become a professional Interior Designer.



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Interior design institute

Online Start Dates: January 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017

On-Campus Start Dates: April 2017, October 2017

Program Length: 3 years (4 year degree equivalent)

Interior design institute

The Bachelor of Interior Design is a leading program with in-class and online delivery. A practitioner oriented and skills-based approach will prepare you for a rewarding career as an interior designer in a growing and competitive marketplace.

I love interior design. I m doing a four year degree in three years and I m getting all of the support I need. Tara Bennett, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design student

Interior design has always been my passion. Now I m finishing my degree online, working part-time and I still have time to be a mom. Mirielle Drover, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design online student

If you are creative with a passion for aesthetics and function, the Bachelor of Interior Design will give you the foundation and skills to create beautiful, practical, healthy and safe environments for interior spaces. You will apply critical, analytical, and technical skills in high level design processes. You will gain expertise in the latest technical and digital media. You will develop creative and collaborative problem solving skills, visual literacy, cultural and ecological awareness. And you will grow a real understanding of the design industry s business side and how to market yourself as a professional.

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to cultivate student knowledge, foster exploratory and critical skills through educational experiences that are relevant to effectively meet the demands of their future professional career and the betterment of society.

The Bachelor of Interior Design at RCCIT is recognized by the:

In-class and Online Delivery

Offered both in-class and online, the Bachelor of Interior Design is designed to accommodate your busy schedule and active lifestyle. You can complete your degree in-class, online, or choose a combination of in-class and online courses.

In-class 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, you can complete your degree in only three years. If you enter the program with previous post-secondary education, you may be able to transfer credits to complete your Bachelor of Interior Design in less than three years.

In your final year, you will work in a professional design environment, one full day per week over the course of 25 weeks. Mentored by practicing experts, you will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills. If you take the online program and live outside of Toronto, you can complete your internship in your home community. If you already work in a professional design environment, you can complete your internship at your own 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.

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Interior Design Course

Download our free prospectus

Save R 500.00 Now only R 7,999.00

Or enrol for as little as R 354.13 per week

Diploma Course

Cutting edge online Diploma Course in Interior Design

Leading Designers

Contributions from leading Interior Designers

24/7 Support

24 Hour student support

No Fixed Start Dates

Start now, any day or time of the year

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Guarantee

7 Day money back guarantee

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Facebook

Exclusive Facebook group with over 10,000 students worldwide

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Find us on social networks

The Course

Course Outline

Advanced Modules

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The Institute

Accreditation

The interior design institute

The Author

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The interior design institute

The interior design institute

Our Tutors

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Evette Annandale

Today Evette’s consultancy specialises in conceptual, retail and office design, taking pride in high level technical details merging effortlessly with art and design.

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Wendi Snyder

Today Wendi works as a tutor for The Interior Design Institute as well as running her own interior design company and consulting on predominantly domestic projects, specialising in kitchen, bathrooms and colour schemes.

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Sophie Seeger

Sophie Seeger runs Seeger By Design, a creative consultancy for Interior Design, Decorating, Property Styling, Colour Consulting and Art Sourcing.

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Ashley Vancardo

Ashley is the creative and passionate Interior Stylist behind Reflekt Interiors where her services include Interior Design, E-Design, Property Staging and Styling, Colour Consultations, and freelance assignments.

Student Testimonials

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Cayleigh Herman

I have always dreamed to be an Interior Designer since I was a little girl. The Interior Design Institute has helped me pursue this dream. Not only have I learnt how to design, I have learnt about the history of design and art, as well as the in’s and out’s of Interior Design, in the comfort of my own home!

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Sonika Chalmers

I really enjoyed every comment from my tutor, her feedback was invaluable, the marking was always prompt, and the return of assignments was excellent.

She would always give constructive feedback and always encourage me to move onto the next module.

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Rudo Van Den Berg

The modules are in consecutive order and this made it feel like a real life design project. The last three modules in this course are also very important as they gave me the information on how to start my career.

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Lizelle Arnelle Nel

Bloemfontein Free State

I have always had a passion for design and decorating. Because of my creative nature and passion for design, I decided to obtain my Diploma with the Interior Design Institute. With the course I could dream, live and recognise my abilities to take a room, and turn it into something extraordinary within any budget.



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Institute of interior design

Online Start Dates: January 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017

On-Campus Start Dates: April 2017, October 2017

Program Length: 3 years (4 year degree equivalent)

Institute of interior design

The Bachelor of Interior Design is a leading program with in-class and online delivery. A practitioner oriented and skills-based approach will prepare you for a rewarding career as an interior designer in a growing and competitive marketplace.

I love interior design. I m doing a four year degree in three years and I m getting all of the support I need. Tara Bennett, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design student

Interior design has always been my passion. Now I m finishing my degree online, working part-time and I still have time to be a mom. Mirielle Drover, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design online student

If you are creative with a passion for aesthetics and function, the Bachelor of Interior Design will give you the foundation and skills to create beautiful, practical, healthy and safe environments for interior spaces. You will apply critical, analytical, and technical skills in high level design processes. You will gain expertise in the latest technical and digital media. You will develop creative and collaborative problem solving skills, visual literacy, cultural and ecological awareness. And you will grow a real understanding of the design industry s business side and how to market yourself as a professional.

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to cultivate student knowledge, foster exploratory and critical skills through educational experiences that are relevant to effectively meet the demands of their future professional career and the betterment of society.

The Bachelor of Interior Design at RCCIT is recognized by the:

In-class and Online Delivery

Offered both in-class and online, the Bachelor of Interior Design is designed to accommodate your busy schedule and active lifestyle. You can complete your degree in-class, online, or choose a combination of in-class and online courses.

In-class 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, you can complete your degree in only three years. If you enter the program with previous post-secondary education, you may be able to transfer credits to complete your Bachelor of Interior Design in less than three years.

In your final year, you will work in a professional design environment, one full day per week over the course of 25 weeks. Mentored by practicing experts, you will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills. If you take the online program and live outside of Toronto, you can complete your internship in your home community. If you already work in a professional design environment, you can complete your internship at your own 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.

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Module 1

The Visual Language of Design

The first module is an introduction to the creative and exciting world of Interior Design.

You will be introduced to the elements and principles of design that are used to create harmonious and balanced interiors.

• Learn how to observe, evaluate and form opinions of different design styles by analysing interior spaces.

• Develop your ‘designer’s eye’ and understand how to apply the knowledge and create inspirational designs for home and work environments.

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What is Interior Design?

Philosophy of Interior Design

The Visual Language of Design

Understanding Design Theory

The Elements and Principles of Interior Design

Elements of Design:

Principles of Design:

Rhythm and Repetition

Proportion and Scale

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Module 2

The History of Style, Decoration and Architecture

This comprehensive module takes you on a fascinating journey, beginning with the origins of decorative finishes seen in cave paintings and ancient dwellings and leads you through the history of design and architecture to the present day.

Full of visual images and information, Module 2 will convey the meanings and messages behind the styles and decorative images you encounter.

• Learn to recognise architectural and decorative details influenced by ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian architecture, Neo-Classicism and more recent design styles.

• Incorporate these ideas into your designs, adding originality and creativity to your work.

• Gain an appreciation of art and design history and how it will continue to be an influence both in the present and the future.

The History of Style, Decoration and Architecture

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Ancient Egyptian 3000-900BCE

Ancient Greek 900BCE-100CE

Industrial Revolution 1760–1820

Neoclassical Styles (Georgian) 1720–1830

Victorian 1837– 1901

Arts and Crafts 1850-1914

Art Nouveau 1880-1910

Art Deco 1910-1950

De Stijl Movement 1917-1931

Bauhaus or International Style 1919-1933

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Module 3

In this Module you will learn how to make strategic and conceptual decisions for your design projects based on the desired function, style and mood of the space.

• Develop your knowledge of different structures, common problems and their solutions so that you can communicate clearly with clients, suppliers and tradespeople.

• Evaluate a site and assess existing structures in order to create a master plan and implement your ideas.

• Build your confidence by establishing a framework for completing a project in a professional manner that will ensure a consistent and high quality result.

Speaking the Language Fluently

Types of Interior Design Styles:

Arts and Crafts

Considering the Site

Building an Aesthetic Plan

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Module 4

Now you will discover how to apply the design elements to your spatial planning and design concepts, considering different furniture layouts to suit the intended function of the space.

• Learn how to draw a floor plan and elevations, then rearrange an existing space and plan a new layout for a renovation project started in this assignment.

• Extend this project in subsequent assignments and develop a lighting plan, colour scheme and finishes.

• Build your first professional portfolio as you complete these exercises.

Space Planning and Proportion

The Next Step in Space Planning

Styling an Existing Room

Developing a Basic Floor Plan

Reading the Plan

Steps on Developing the Floor Plan

Developing a Basic Elevation

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Module 5

This module will enable you to discover the sources and properties of light, types of lighting and how the orientation of a space affects natural lighting.

• Learn how light affects the selection of colours on different surfaces, finishes and fabrics.

• Understand how to communicate your ideas clearly to electricians, builders and suppliers by specifying the correct products suitable for the intended purpose.

• Turn your creative vision into reality by using natural and artificial lighting to create a stunning effect in your interior projects.

• Incorporate these ideas into your plan as you continue with the renovation project that started in Module 4.

Light and How We See

Colour Properties of Light

Evaluating Natural Light Levels

Sources of Artificial Light

Selecting the Right Light Fitting

Types of Light Fittings

Types of Artificial Light

Light in Relation to Other Materials

Lighting the Home

Exterior Light Fittings

Electrical, Lighting and Home Technology

The Smart House

Improving Energy Efficiency

Communicating With Your Contractor

Lighting Terms and Definitions

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Module 6

This module will introduce you to the power and psychology of colour and how it can be used as a pivotal design tool in your projects.

• Learn about the properties of colour and understand how it can change the mood of a space, alter perceptions and create the intended style. Discover the effect of natural and artificial light on colour and surface textures.

• Use the colour wheel as inspiration and guidance to develop harmonious schemes and gain confidence to use it effectively. Discover that there are no bad colours, only bad combinations.

• Experience the power of using colour in all aspects of your design projects to trigger different responses; vibrant and uplifting or muted or restful.

• Familiarise yourself with paint systems, products and specification.

• Put together multiple colour schemes to accompany the renovation project from Module 4.

How Design Elements Interrelate

Guidelines for Using Colour

Colour and Light

Colour and Pigment

Properties of Colour

Understanding the Colour Wheel

The Space Factor

Colour and Perception

Planning a Colour Scheme

Communicating About Colour

Sampling the Colours

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Module 7

You will learn how to apply the concepts of three-dimensional design to the reality of a finished space.

• Discover the importance of ensuring quality finishes on the floor, walls and ceiling to create a striking and functional backdrop for furnishings and window treatments.

• Gain the product knowledge required to select and specify cost-effective finishes suitable for the intended end use to create a professional and enduring interior space.

• Find out how to plan and project-manage the sequence of floor, wall and ceiling finishes required at different stages of a project.

• Create finish schedules for each room from the renovation project that began at Module 4.

Wainscoting and Boiserie

Tongue and Groove

Special Finishes, Murals and Wall Art

Architraves, Doors, Window Frames, Cornices, and Baseboards

Kitchen and Bathroom Finishes

A Final Word on Acoustics

Specifications for a Design Project

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Module 8

Decorative Textiles and Fabrics

This informative module introduces you to the history, beauty and luxury of decorative textiles and fabrics.

You will be shown how to appreciate the importance of including items with luxurious and aesthetic appeal as essential components in your design, regardless of the available budget.

• Discover the endless possibilities for using fabrics with style and flair to create eye-catching interior spaces. Gain confidence to apply the elements of design and transform spaces by using textiles, fabrics and other decorative accessories.

• Learn about the technical properties of fabrics and their suitability for different end uses. Understand the functional and aesthetic properties required for bed linen, rugs and decorative textiles.



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British institute of interior design

Online Start Dates: January 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017

On-Campus Start Dates: April 2017, October 2017

Program Length: 3 years (4 year degree equivalent)

British institute of interior design

The Bachelor of Interior Design is a leading program with in-class and online delivery. A practitioner oriented and skills-based approach will prepare you for a rewarding career as an interior designer in a growing and competitive marketplace.

I love interior design. I m doing a four year degree in three years and I m getting all of the support I need. Tara Bennett, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design student

Interior design has always been my passion. Now I m finishing my degree online, working part-time and I still have time to be a mom. Mirielle Drover, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design online student

If you are creative with a passion for aesthetics and function, the Bachelor of Interior Design will give you the foundation and skills to create beautiful, practical, healthy and safe environments for interior spaces. You will apply critical, analytical, and technical skills in high level design processes. You will gain expertise in the latest technical and digital media. You will develop creative and collaborative problem solving skills, visual literacy, cultural and ecological awareness. And you will grow a real understanding of the design industry s business side and how to market yourself as a professional.

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to cultivate student knowledge, foster exploratory and critical skills through educational experiences that are relevant to effectively meet the demands of their future professional career and the betterment of society.

The Bachelor of Interior Design at RCCIT is recognized by the:

In-class and Online Delivery

Offered both in-class and online, the Bachelor of Interior Design is designed to accommodate your busy schedule and active lifestyle. You can complete your degree in-class, online, or choose a combination of in-class and online courses.

In-class 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, you can complete your degree in only three years. If you enter the program with previous post-secondary education, you may be able to transfer credits to complete your Bachelor of Interior Design in less than three years.

In your final year, you will work in a professional design environment, one full day per week over the course of 25 weeks. Mentored by practicing experts, you will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills. If you take the online program and live outside of Toronto, you can complete your internship in your home community. If you already work in a professional design environment, you can complete your internship at your own 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.

British institute of interior design



interior design institute

Interior design institute

Online Start Dates: January 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017

On-Campus Start Dates: April 2017, October 2017

Program Length: 3 years (4 year degree equivalent)

Interior design institute

The Bachelor of Interior Design is a leading program with in-class and online delivery. A practitioner oriented and skills-based approach will prepare you for a rewarding career as an interior designer in a growing and competitive marketplace.

I love interior design. I m doing a four year degree in three years and I m getting all of the support I need. Tara Bennett, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design student

Interior design has always been my passion. Now I m finishing my degree online, working part-time and I still have time to be a mom. Mirielle Drover, RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design online student

If you are creative with a passion for aesthetics and function, the Bachelor of Interior Design will give you the foundation and skills to create beautiful, practical, healthy and safe environments for interior spaces. You will apply critical, analytical, and technical skills in high level design processes. You will gain expertise in the latest technical and digital media. You will develop creative and collaborative problem solving skills, visual literacy, cultural and ecological awareness. And you will grow a real understanding of the design industry s business side and how to market yourself as a professional.

The mission of the Bachelor of Interior Design program is to cultivate student knowledge, foster exploratory and critical skills through educational experiences that are relevant to effectively meet the demands of their future professional career and the betterment of society.

The Bachelor of Interior Design at RCCIT is recognized by the:

In-class and Online Delivery

Offered both in-class and online, the Bachelor of Interior Design is designed to accommodate your busy schedule and active lifestyle. You can complete your degree in-class, online, or choose a combination of in-class and online courses.

In-class 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, you can complete your degree in only three years. If you enter the program with previous post-secondary education, you may be able to transfer credits to complete your Bachelor of Interior Design in less than three years.

In your final year, you will work in a professional design environment, one full day per week over the course of 25 weeks. Mentored by practicing experts, you will have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills. If you take the online program and live outside of Toronto, you can complete your internship in your home community. If you already work in a professional design environment, you can complete your internship at your own 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.

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