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Bachelor of Interior Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
21,808.45 CAD
Start dates
21,808.45 CAD
September 2021

21,808.45 CAD
September 2022

21,808.45 CAD
September 2023

Program description

Bachelor of Interior Design

The Bachelor of Interior Design (IDSN) program provides students wishing to pursue a professional career in interior design with a four-year intensive education focused on the built environment. KPU's well received Interior Design degree has been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 2000. As the first accredited program in British Colombia, our CIDA accreditation continues to ensure that our curriculum meets and exceeds industry standards and helps students build the foundation to become a registered interior designer.

Admission requirements

In addition to the School of Design's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement.

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Program content

Year 1

Term 1

  • Studio 1
  • Materials
  • Design Awareness 1
  • Technical Drawing 1

Term 2

  • Introduction to University Writing
  • Studio 2
  • Components
  • Design Awareness 2
  • Technical Drawing 2

Year 2

Term 3

  • Studio 3
  • Building Systems 1
  • Design Theories 1
  • Drawing and Rendering 1
  • Environmental Human Factors

Term 4

  • Studio 4
  • Building Systems 2
  • Design Theories 2
  • Drawing and Rendering 2

Year 3

Term 5

  • Studio 5
  • Building Systems 3
  • Design Theories 3

Term 6

  • Studio 6
  • Contract Documentation
  • Design Theories 4
  • Design Field School 1

Year 4

Term 7

  • Senior Studio 1
  • Advanced Design Studies 1
  • Professional Practice 1

Term 8

  • Senior Studio 2 2
  • Advanced Design Studies 2
  • Professional Practice 2

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

Career opportunities

The career potential for this field is strong. When the economy is strong, building construction increases, and this in turn results in jobs for interior designers. Of course the career potential clearly depends on the individual, their portfolio, and work experience upon graduation. Graduates of the interior design program may work on hospitality and retail design projects, exhibition, theatre/television, and set design, the design of office/corporate or residential projects. Over time, some of our graduates become senior partners in design/architectural firms, and may also go on to start their own firms.

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About this institute

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey

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