In the Bachelor of Interior Design program, students gain a solid foundation in interior design and benefit from the same support and mentorship from experienced faculty as they do in the diploma program. However, the program prepares graduates for advanced professional roles in interior design.
Since 1983, the Academy of Design has built an industry-wide reputation for preparing students with creative, technical, and entrepreneurial skills and invaluable industry networks. As the design faculty at RCC Institute of Technology, the Academy of Design offers a leading in-class and online Bachelor of Interior Design.
The Bachelor of Interior Design at RCC Institute of Technology is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and qualifies graduates to write the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) professional licensing examination. If you are creative with a passion for aesthetics and function, the Bachelor of Interior Design will give you the foundation and skills for a career in creating beautiful, practical, healthy and safe interior spaces.
Intake:January, April, July and October each year
Program Length:4 years or 3 years of continuous study through online or in-class delivery or through a combination of online and in-class courses
In the Bachelor of Interior Design program, students gain a solid foundation in interior design and benefit from the same support and mentorship from experienced faculty as they do in the diploma program. However, the program also prepares graduates for advanced professional roles in interior design.
The Bachelor of Interior Design program is “recognized” by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) for both its online as well as in-class delivery. Graduates who successfully complete the program will be accepted into ARIDO and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) as Intern members simply by submitting two copies of their transcript. Becoming an Intern member of ARIDO is a critical step on the path to becoming an Interior Designer and allows students to gain the required work experience to write the NCIDQ examination. For more information on this process please visit ARIDO
The program produces professionals with broad theoretical knowledge and technical skills, who can think critically, analytically and methodically through the design process at a high level. Graduates of this program develop expertise in the latest technical and digital media, understand safety and welfare issues and public health standards and acquire deep levels of cultural and ecological awareness. Specific courses at the Bachelor level include:
Students also gain a full understanding of the business side of their industry. Graduates are equipped with well-developed visual literacy abilities; collaborative team approaches and creative problem-solving skills that help them become industry leaders.
The Bachelor of Interior Design is equivalent to a four-year Honours degree; however, students may graduate after three years of consecutive study. The degree is designed to accommodate students’ schedules, and offers multiple pathways to completion.
In North America, this degree qualifies as the first component of a recommended sequence towards a licensed interior design career; this suggested career path includes formal education, work experience and the satisfactory completion of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for registered or licensed professional status.
In addition to the Learning Outcomes described for the diploma program above, after completing the Interior Design degree program, graduates will be able to: