Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Art, Design, and Performing Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Interior Design
Description: 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. Interior designers work in all areas of the built environment including residential, office, retail, hospitality, and Institutional settings to create interior spaces that are “functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive” (Interior Designers of Canada).

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.

URL: Interior Design at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,619
Careers: Interior Designers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

– graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; – previous degree from a recognized university; – visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); – transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); – mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio

Applicants must attend an interview with the Faculty Selection Committee. They must also bring a 100- to 300-word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in the program and indicating research about the profession, a résumé, and a portfolio. Please see the course website for further details.