Available at the Renfrew campus.
180 credits - 59 courses - 36 months - 12 quarters - Bachelor of Applied Design Degree
Today?s professional interior designers enhance the function and quality of interior environments. Their mission, significant in today?s society, is to design spaces that improve the quality of life, protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and support increased productivity. The Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design degree program offers a well-rounded curriculum strengthened with numerous computer-based courses, designed to prepare graduates to meet the current demands of the profession.
Other important topics explored include the areas of universal design, human factors, environmental and sustainable design, business aspects of the profession, and other issues related to the interior design field.
The Interior Design program begins with a foundation in art and design to increase artistic sensitivity. The program is designed to emphasize the areas of drafting, space planning, history of interior design, materials, lighting, and residential and contract/commercial design. Courses cover two-dimensional and threedimensional computer-aided design, computer rendering, three-dimensional modeling, and architectural detailing/working drawing methods of presenting design ideas and communicating with related professional services. The analysis of client needs and desires to create design solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and in accordance with building codes and standards, is the essence of the Interior Design program.