These interior design programs offer a university-level education and are accredited by The Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The programs are full-time and start in September. Before choosing a program, consider how your personal needs and interests fit with the university you are considering.
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
The 8-semester interior-design program aims to teach creative problem solving based on research, practical skills and technology. The program includes field trips and study abroad. Every student must find and complete a 14-week work placement. The final year includes a thesis project that must be mentored by industry professionals.
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning 205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto, Ontario Canada M9W 5L7 416-675-6622 humber.ca
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
The four-year program simulates a design studio to emphasize professionalism and practical skills. The program is taught in an e-mobile environment. A fee is levied to provide each student with a computer, software and support. The program includes a thesis, mentorship by professionals and a major onsite tutorial.
Kwantlen University 8771 Lansdowne Road? Richmond, British Columbia Canada V6X 3V8 604-599-2687 kwantlen.ca
Mount Royal University
The four-year program combines theory, studio projects and paid work experience. The program includes two work placements in the field. A major field trip abroad is included in the program. The program includes a focus on sustainability and guidelines for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The department and university have an extensive awards and scholarships program.
Mount Royal University 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW? Calgary, Alberta Canada?T3E 6K6 403-440-6106? mtroyal.ca
The four-year program aims to expand personal horizons through a rigorous, scholarly and provocative education in interior design. The program is based on theory, history and studio-based projects. The program includes a lecture series, field trips and intensive in-studio collaborative projects. An internship and major project must be completed for graduation.
Ryerson University 350 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 2K3 416-979-5188? ryerson.ca
University of Manitoba
This is a Professional Masters level program requiring a Bachelor of Design degree for admission. The program is two years long and is affiliated with the departments of City Planning and Landscape Architecture. The program focuses on strategic thinking, entrepreneurship and research. There is a focus on ethical and environmentally sustainable interior design.
University of Manitoba 201 J.A. Russell Building Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2 204-474-6578 umanitoba.ca
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