Interior Design
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Interior designers work with clients to develop design solutions that are aesthetic, technically sophisticated and functional. They are the design architects of interior space. Work settings include residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. The Interior Designer assesses a client's needs and creates solutions. They design technical drawings then monitor and supervise installation. At completion the Interior Designer evaluates the project and ensures it meets the clients' objectives along with all building, fire and safety codes.

This program targets students who are imaginative and have a passion for creating environments that enhance the quality of living. Basic drawing skills, along with math ability are essential. Students must be both independent thinkers and able to work in a team environment.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Numerous opportunities for field study in the community and internationally
  • Active student chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) and ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario
  • Advanced technology offering computer aided drafting and design, animation, 3D imaging training and application
  • Integrated design studio offering training by an architect, landscape designer and lighting designer
  • A design-build component offering hands-on furniture construction
AWARD WINNING STUDENTS
Silver medal (2009) and Gold and Bronze medals (2008) at the Eastern Region Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student Competition. Students won a Silver and Bronze in the Michigan ASID Design Competition (2005).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The program offers very strong job placement with international opportunities. With their highly developed technical and creative skills graduates find work as designers for architects, lighting contractors and furniture designers. Diverse training allows for designing opportunities in the retail, hospitality, medical, commercial and entertainment sectors.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Graduates of this program that meet the Lawrence Technological University requirements will receive credit towards a 4-year Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree. Interior Design graduates can also apply directly to Griffith University to gain direct entry into their Master of Arts in Visual Arts program. Please see www.griffith.edu.au/credit. Visit the College-University Transfer Guide website at www.ocutg.on.ca for information on additional agreements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
MTH101MT
2
Math for Drafting/Design I
CAD130A
2
Computer Aided Drafting & Design I
IND107A
3
Design Illustration I
IND115A
5
Drafting and Design I
IND120C
6
Interior Design Fund. I
IND600
3
Environmental Design


Semester 2
CAD230A
3
Computer Aided Drafting & Design II
IND207A
3
Design Illustration II
IND215
5
Drafting and Design II
IND220C
6
Design Fundamentals II
IND200G
3
Art History I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 3
CAD330A
3
Computer Aided Drafting & Design III
IND307
3
Design Illustration III
IND317B
3
Specification & Estimation I
IND315
4
Drafting and Design III
IND320
5
Interior Design Intermediate III
IND308G
3
Art History II

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
BDT200
3
People In Motion
CAD430A
3
Computer Aided Drafting & Design IV
IND410
2
Contract Business Proc.
IND417
2
Cost Estimating II
IND415A
4
Drafting and Design IV
IND420B
4
Interior Design Interm. IV
IND430
2
Lighting Fundamentals

Semester 5
CAD530A
3
Computer Aided Drafting & Design V
IND500
3
Portfolio and Marketing I
IND517A
2
Health, Safety & Code
IND515
4
Drafting and Design V - Building Systems
IND530
2
Design Detailing
IND520B
4
Design Studio/Advanced V

Semester 6
CAD630A
3
Computer Aided Drafting & Design VI
IND610
2
Project Management
IND611
3
Portfolio & Marketing II
IND620A
6
Design Studio Advanced VI
IND103
3
Professional Partnerships