The spaces people live, work and socialize in have a significant impact on quality of life and productivity. As a graduate of Humber’s Interior Design degree program, you will play a key role in shaping interesting, functional and esthetically pleasing interiors, integrating diverse cultural needs, accessibility, and environmental responsibility.
A wide variety of excellent employment opportunities exist with interior design and interdisciplinary design firms specializing in corporate, health-care, retail, commercial, hospitality and residential design. Employment in the design and construction sector is expected to remain steady over the coming years.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
In 2000, the Humber Interior Design diploma program was the first in Canada to receive professional accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Most recently, in 2011, with the degree program underway, CIDA reviewed and renewed Humber’s professional accreditation for a period of six years – the highest level of recognition.
The degree program is also recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). It has been approved by the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB).
For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.
We are Award Winners
Humber Interior Design degree students participate in national and international competitions. In recent years, students have won numerous awards including:
– ARIDO Charrette Design Competition at IIDEX
– IDEC Regional Design Competition
– Ontario Tire Stewardship Brickworks Design Competition 2012
– PAVE student competition: first place and honorable mention 2013
– DX Connect student competition: first place Environmental Design 2014.
The learning spaces in our new Design Centre provide a collaborative atmosphere of design studios, including team discussion and presentation areas.
A resource room, complete with industry references such as materials, digital imaging and computer stations, layout space, and collaboration areas, enhance the teaching and learning areas.
You will apply hands-on, job-ready skills with a 14-week paid work term between semesters six and seven. We encourage you to take career management workshops to develop effective job search skills, which will help you find your own work placement with the support of work placement consultants and faculty. The school works with business and industry contacts to help identify employment opportunities.
Alternative Course of Study
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program should consider applying for Humber’s Architectural Technology diploma program 03371 or Interior Decorating diploma program 31511.
Graduates of Humber’s Architectural Technology program 03371 with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more may be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Interior Design degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term.
Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/ WRIT 200 with a grade of 65 per cent or more, plus any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or Humber’s TMATH 111 or DMAT 100 with a grade of 60 per cent or more. To apply, please complete and submit the online application form.
Graduates of Humber’s Interior Decorating diploma program 31511 with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more may be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Interior Design degree. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term.
Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/ WRIT 200 with a grade of 65 per cent or more, plus any Grade 11 U/M level or Grade 12 U-level Mathematics course. Also , Humber’s TMTH 100 with a grade of 60 per cent or more is acceptable. To apply, please complete and submit the online application form.
Humber also offers a one-year Design Foundation program 09151. This program is not considered a formal foundation for the Interior Design degree program.
Your Future Study Options
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.
Graduates of the Humber Bachelor of Interior Design program have pursued graduate studies at Griffiths University, the University of Toronto and the University of Manitoba.
Humber has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting April 30, 2012. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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