Fanshawe College

Honours Bachelor of Interior Design - BID1

Bachelor Degree

If you are passionate about designing spaces that nurture the physical, social and psychological needs of a changing society, this four-year, CIDA accredited program prepares students for an in-demand career in commercial and residential design with professional interior design organizations. Study problem analysis, concept development, design communication, lighting, acoustics, wayfinding, ergonomics, anthropometrics, technical working drawings and specifications, and cutting-edge design technology within a nurturing, collaborative environment where you can share and test your ideas. You’ll learn how to utilize innovative digital fabrication equipment to conceptualize (their) design parti, such as 3D printing, CNC fabrication, laser cutting and more. You’ll also experience your designs using virtual reality technologies, and learn to communicate and share your ideas with future clients by practicing verbal and visual presentation methods. Interior designers focus on the planning, design and detailing of interior space to improve the quality of people's physical environment. The four-year Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program covers both commercial and residential design, providing comprehensive treatment of all facets of interior design including research, problem analysis, concept development, design communication, drawings and specifications, technology, verbal and visual presentation methods, construction, and business practice. The courses develop students' skills as creative designers who can formulate, propose and execute creative design solutions for the physical, social and psychological needs of a changing society. Principles of environmental sustainability and socially responsible design are embedded throughout the courses. Apply your learning and make industry connections during two co-op work semesters in entry-level interior design. Graduate career-ready and prepared to make your mark on the world around you. *The co-op term takes place after third year, and is 425 hours of paid work experience before fourth year. The Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program at Fanshawe College is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).Laptop RequirementBachelor of Interior Design students are required to have a laptop for use in the classroom. The computer should meet or exceed the minimum system requirements to run the latest version of Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit. Please check Autodesk’s website for the minimum system requirements and specifications for the most recent software versions. Although a Mac will work in earlier years of the BID program, many students prefer a Windows based PC, as Revit only operates on Windows. (Revit is introduced in the Winter term of 2nd year).

Program Duration:
120 weeks
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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