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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Honours Bachelor of Interior Design

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

Build a career in the growing interior design profession.

Program Overview

Practical hands-on training

  • 2D and 3D computer software, including AUTOCAD, SketchUp, Revit and other design software.
  • Project management skills.
  • Sustainability and socially responsible practices.
  • 4-month co-op semester.
  • Building systems and construction knowledge.

A professional learning environment

At Sheridan, we've applied interior design principles to our own learning environments. Our studios are designed to look and feel like professional spaces, rather than classrooms. Interior design is a mobile computing program, which means you'll have unlimited access to software, class lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, reading lists, assignment outlines, and all other course resources.

Annual field trips

We organize an annual field trip to New York, plus occasional trips to Chicago and other locations. You'll even have an opportunity to take courses in Italy throughout the Spring/Summer session.

ARIDO-recognized and CIDA-accredited program

Sheridan's innovative Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program has always kept pace with rising professional standards in the interior design industry. Our program is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Outstanding career preparation

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program will provide the practical, hands-on training and creative approach that we built our reputation on, while also introducing more theoretical and research components.

Above all, you'll learn by doing. You'll work with practicing interior design professionals who have extensive industry experience. You'll also get a hands-on interior design education, graduating with an applied degree and a set of skills that translate directly to the workplace.

You'll enter the job market with advanced knowledge of AUTOCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and other relevant software. As well, you'll be prepared to write construction specifications and to read and apply the Ontario Building Code (OBC), along with other relevant codes and legislation. You'll also have a 14-week work placement under your belt, completed at the end of your third year at Sheridan.

Student achievement data

The interior design program leading to the Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree granted by Sheridan College meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). Learn more about NCIDQ Exam eligibility.

Sheridan provides the following student achievement data in accordance with our CIDA accreditation:

  • It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 18 credits per semester four years (8 semesters) to complete the degree program.

Student attrition and retention

  • 97% of the students enrolled in Winter 2018 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2018 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 3%.
  • 95% of the students enrolled in Winter 2017 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2017 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 5%.
  • 97% of the students enrolled in Winter 2016 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2016 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 3%.

Graduation rates

  • Of the students graduating in 2017, 70% graduated in 4 years.
  • Of the students graduating in 2016, 64% graduated in 4 years.

Job placement rates

  • 71% of the class of 2017 (those surveyed) were able to find employment after graduation in interior design or a related field, as reported in the 2018 KPI Graduate Employment survey.
  • 88% of the class of 2016 (those surveyed) were able to find employment after graduation in interior design or a related field, as reported in the 2017 KPI Graduate Employment survey.

Acceptance into graduate programs

  • 2 out of 33 students who graduated in 2017 (those surveyed) applied for graduate school, and both were accepted, as reported in the 2018 KPI survey.
  • 3 out of 30 students who graduated in 2016 (those surveyed) applied for graduate school, and all were accepted, as reported in the 2017 KPI survey.

Data source: The above information was collected using institutional records and annual Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys.

PBAID

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 14857 Interiors 1 3
    DESN 17545 Design Theory 1 3
    DESN 18448  Sustainable Practices 1 3
    DESN 11975     Manual Drafting     3
    DESN 17900     Drawing3
    ENGL 17889GD Composition and Rhetoric 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 20036 Interiors 2: Residential 3         
    DESN 15288 Universal Design Practices 3
    DESN 17198 Detailing 1 3
    DESN 27900  Digital Communications 1 3
    DESN 10102 Colour & Materials 3
    DESN 18263 Design and Material Culture 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 36529  Interiors 3: Retail 3
    DESN 23314 Codes & Specifications 3
    DESN 22550   Detailing 2 3
    DESN 31179 Digital Communications 3
    DESN 20587 Contemporary History: Origins and Issues 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 46367  Interiors 4: Corporate 3
    DESN 14310 Lighting 3
    DESN 28263 Detailing 3 3
    DESN 29599  Building Systems 3
    DESN 24717 Interdisciplinary Program Elective 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 34049 Interiors 5: Hospitality 3
    DESN 26693 Design Theory 2 3
    DESN 30102  Sustainable Practices 2 3
    DESN 30587 Professional Practices 1   3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Breadth Elective 3
    Total:18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DESN 30036 Interiors 6: Health Care 3
    DESN 33431 Design Research 1 3
    DESN 34857  Detailing 4 3
    DESN 33796    Digital Communications 3 3
      Breadth Elective 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 18
      14-week Work Term (May-August)  
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DESN 40082 Advanced Studio 1 9
    DESN 47900 Design Research 2 3
    DESN 45288 Professional Practices 2 3

    Breadth Elective 3
      Breadth Elective  3
    Total: 21
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DESN 46859 Advanced Studio 2 9
    DESN 44579 Interior Detailing 5 3
      Breadth Elective 3
    Total: 15

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U) with a minimum 65%

plus

  • One Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (U or M) with a minimum 60%
  • Four other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level: *Applicants presenting with the math Grade 11 (U or M) must have 5 other (U) or (M) courses at the Grade 12 level.
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the assessment of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the results of a portfolio assessment. A portfolio fee is required with submission.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Ministry Consent

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a further seven-year term starting July 28, 2017 and subject to renewal thereafter. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for degree programs at all Ontario Colleges. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Credentials earned during the period of consent remain valid, even if Ministry consent to offer the program is withdrawn in the future. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

While many of our graduates will be able to go directly into established architectural or interior design firms, many other career paths beckon.

Sample Employment Areas

  • Educator
  • Facilities management
  • Independent consulting
  • LEED certified consulting
  • Product manufacturing and sales
  • Real estate development

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Co-op

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

  • Incorporate a global perspective when making design decisions, based on sustainable, socio-economic and cultural contexts.
  • Apply theories of human behaviour to human-centred design solutions.
  • Apply the design process to generate creative solutions to complex problems optimizing the human experience within the interior environment.
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams respecting a variety of points of view and perspectives that enrich the process and product of the team.
  • Communicate complex ideas clearly to specialists and non-specialists through appropriate oral, written and representational media.
  • Exemplify accepted standards of professionalism and business practice including a commitment to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Analyze interiors, architecture, the decorative arts, and art within a historical and cultural context to inform contemporary design solutions.
  • Synthesize theories and concepts of spatial definition and organization into multi-dimensional design solutions.
  • Apply theory, psychology and methodology of colour to designs of the interior environment.
  • Specify furniture, fixtures, equipment and finish materials to meet the design criteria for a variety of interior spaces.
  • Apply principles of lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality as required to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and performance of building occupants.
  • Produce construction drawings and documents using industry standards for a variety of interior spaces.
  • Comply with laws, codes, and standards that impact fire safety and life safety.
  • Employ environment-behaviour research methodologies to address open-ended problems in interior design.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Internship

This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the summer (May–August) between the 3rd and 4th year.

Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You'll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the Internship. The Internship component is delivered by Sheridan's Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

Duration

4 yrs (8 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$9,310.72
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$23,157.72

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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4 yrs (8 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Honours Baccalaureate Degree

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