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Interior Design, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Interior Design

Honours Degree


Program Code: 22051

Campus: North

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

Interior design is about the spaces where people live, work and socialize, and the significant impact they have on quality of life and productivity. As a graduate of our program, you will play a key role in shaping interesting, functional and esthetically pleasing interiors while integrating diverse cultural needs, accessibility and environmental responsibility. A variety of employment opportunities exist with interior design and interdisciplinary design firms specializing in:

  • corporate
  • health-care
  • retail
  • commercial
  • hospitality and
  • residential design

This program’s balance of creativity and pragmatic design thinking is put into practice with the completion of a large-scale, hands-on project under the watchful eye of an industry mentor. A work placement and a self-directed volunteer project help connect your passion for design to the community and the design industry, and open the channels for networking and gaining real-world experience. The program works with business and industry contacts to help identify employment opportunities for graduates.

Work Placement

You will apply your hands-on, job-ready skills with a 420-hour paid work placement. Career management workshops help you to develop effective job search skills. You will find your own work placement with the support of work placement consultants and faculty

We work with business and industry contacts to help identify employment opportunities.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 1000: Interior Design Studio 1 Online Not Running

INTD 1001: Design Communications 1 Online Not Running

INTD 1002: Design Theory 1 Online Not Running

INTR 1502: Human Factors Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 1003: Sustainable Practices Online

INTD 1500: Interior Design Studio 2 Online

INTD 1501: Design Communications 2 Online

INTD 1504: Interior Detailing 1 Online

INTD 2005: Design and Material Culture Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 1505: Contemporary Design Online Not Running

INTD 2000: Interior Design Studio 3 Online Not Running

INTD 2001: Design Communications 3 Online Not Running

INTD 2004: Interior Detailing 2 Online Not Running

INTD 2507: Building Technology 1 Online Not Running

RSMT 1500: Quantitative Research Methods Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 2500: Interior Design Studio 4 Online

INTD 2501: Design Communications 4 Online

INTD 3005: Ontario Building Regulations Online

INTD 3506: Professional Practices 1 Online

RSMT 2500: Qualitative Research Methods Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 5

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 2502: Case Studies in Design Online Not Running

INTD 3000: Interior Design Studio 5 Online Not Running

INTD 3004: Interior Detailing 3 Online Not Running

INTD 3007: Building Technology 2 Online Not Running

INTD 3501: Design Communications 5 Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 6

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 3002: Design Theory 2 Online

INTD 3500: Interior Design Studio 6 Online

INTD 3502: Site Studies Online

INTD 4001: Design Communications 6 Online Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 3599: Interior Design Work Experience Other

Details TBC

Semester 7

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 3508: Interdisciplinary Practice

INTD 4000: Interior Design Studio 7 Online Not Running

INTD 4004: Interior Detailing 4 Online Not Running

INTD 4009: Senior Level Thesis Project 1 Online Not Running

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Semester 8

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
INTD 4500: Senior Level Thesis Project 2 Online

INTD 4507: Professional Practices 2 Online

INTD 4509: Independent Study Project Online

Select 2 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (MCR3U, MCF3M, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 per cent
      • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Portfolio

    A portfolio is a collection of work which tells us about your creative and problem solving process, your drawing skills and how you present yourself as an artist and designer. The work you present is extremely important in your application. Your portfolio is reviewed by Interior Design faculty to determine your suitability for the program.

    Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes four creative pieces. Be sure to title each submission and briefly describe it (maximum 50 words for each piece).

    The requirements for these submissions are as follows:

    Submission #1 – Perspective line drawing of a chair (two-point perspective). You may use your choice of medium for this piece, however, you are encouraged to work in black line for the chair and to use construction lines to show proper perspective methods. Include a small photograph of the chair you have drawn as part of the submission page.

    Submission #2 – Perspective line drawing of an interior space or building façade. This should be from an actual space or building and not from your imagination or an abstract method. You may use your own choice of medium. Include a small photograph of the space or building you have drawn as part of the submission page.

    Submission #3 – Colour still life study that demonstrates your use of colour and composition. You are encouraged to group everyday objects such as fruit, small appliances, pottery or shoes. We will assess your representation of realistic details: shade and shadow, depth, tonal value and texture. Include a small photograph of the object(s) you have drawn as part of the submission page.

    Submission #4 – Compulsory Submission of Your Choice (one required submission)

    Please choose one of the following which you feel describes your work as a designer or artist:

    a) Interior design work such as plan/section/elevation and materials board. This may be a school project or something you completed on your own;
    b) A sculpture or architectural model, or something you designed and fabricated including the conceptual sketches and the finished piece;
    c) AutoCAD, Sketchup or Revit drawings you feel show your talent as a designer;
    d) Multiple images from a sketchbook you keep of spaces, places, buildings and objects that inspire you.

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    Writing Sample

    Research and write a 350-word writing sample describing your knowledge and interest in interior design. Refer to current issues in the interior design profession and include any projects, periods or styles, architectural influences, designers or artists whom you feel have influenced either your artistic
    endeavours or your decision to pursue a career in the design discipline.

    Be sure to emphasize your understanding of interior design versus decorating.

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,211.26
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $15.00 $15.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,613.13 $3,473.77
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $75.00 $75.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,673.13 $3,533.77
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $75.00 $75.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,673.13 $3,533.77
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $3,598.13 $3,458.77
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $2,969.22
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,488.13 $3,348.77

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,049.59 $9,049.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $15.00 $15.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,989.59 $8,989.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $75.00 $75.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,989.59 $8,989.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $75.00 $75.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,064.59 $9,064.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $110.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 7 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 8 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad Core) Intel i7 (Quad Core)
Memory Minimum 16GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250GB storage space (SSD) preferable
Network Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)
Video Minimum 4GB video RAM/Minimum 24 bit colour (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Display 1280x1024 video display resolution (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN) Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL
Other Dedicated graphics card - GTX 1050, 1550, 2060 or higher needed for rendering purposes (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)

Additional Costs

$1,000 - materials, books and field trip travel expenses (per year); $1,000 - site studies trip (based on New York destination); safety boots and hard hat; access to a computer with internet, word processing/presentation software; additional software (also available to students in computer labs on campus).

For information regarding fees for work terms, refer to Fees.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Kelly Gluck, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5114
kelly.gluck@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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Print/Download Date: October 28, 2020