Bachelor of Interior Design

Bachelor of Interior Design

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$40
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$19,619
Domestic tuition: CA$8,532

Program overview

The Bachelor of Interior Design combines theory with specialized knowledge and the development of proficiencies relative to the profession of interior design. It is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in this creative multi-faceted discipline. The program provides a balanced range of theoretical, intellectual, communication, experiential, applied and other skills, needed to deal effectively with the responsibilities of interior design professional life. The interior design curriculum features lecture, studio, critique, and computer lab instruction; independent and collaborative projects; formal and informal presentations; field trips; an internship and a final major project spanning two semesters. The foundation courses and elective study provide an excellent foundation and structure for lifelong learning and ensures that students develop quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General admission requirements apply. English 12 with minimum “C” grade for students enrolling in English 115. A minimum "C" grade in one of Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 11. All students seeking enrolment in the Bachelor of Interior Design program must have an interview with the Faculty Selection Committee prior to admission. Bachelor of Interior Design candidates must bring the following to the interview: A 100-300 word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in the program and indicating research about the profession; A resume; A portfolio demonstrating aptitude as described below: A minimum of 10, maximum of 15, examples of artwork that should include: 2 - 3 Original black and white drawings in a variety of media. 2 - 3 Original paintings or illustrations in a variety of media demonstrating the use of colour. And a variety of examples from the following to make up the balance: Original collages or mixed-media pieces exploring specific themes. Photographs, slides, and/or digital files of three-dimensional artwork such as installation, sculpture, and pottery. Traditional and digital photography utilized as a means of personal expression and/or communication. Graphic print work such as linocuts, woodcuts, silkscreens, etc. Photographs of mural art. Photographs or originals of various crafts such as quilting, stitchery, fashion design, or jewelry design. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Interior designers work in all areas of the built environment including residential, office, retail, hospitality.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada