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Interior Design (MID)

Image: (Lan) Judy Zhou. Point of view of a room inside a deteriorating building leading to open view of desert.
Program Overview

First intake: Sept. 2023

Format: One year full-time

Degree earned: Master of Interior Design

The Master of Interior Design (MID) is a one-year, post-professional program aimed at honing design skills at the highest level to meet the growing demands within the industry.

The MID offers designers an opportunity to explore emerging concepts in design, including design thinking models, technology, fabrication, strategic programming and sustainable initiatives, and to develop a profound understanding of the ways interior design influences society at large.

Offered to those with a Bachelor of Interior Design (BID), a Bachelor of Design (BDes), a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) or recognized industry experience, the MID is for those who are interested in becoming leaders and changemakers in a design-focused profession, supporting a career path in academia or pursuing a specialized design inquiry to expand the boundaries of the discipline’s knowledge and practice.

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree in interior design from an accredited institution - see MID website for details
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency requirement
  • Proof of accreditation - see MID website for details

Please see detailed admissions requirements.

  • Adaptive re-use 
  • Design futures 
  • Emerging design technologies 
  • Social justice in design
  • Sustainable design
  • Material systems
  • Narrative design
  • Professional practice
  • Academic positions in high demand for those with a Master of Interior Design

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150

Program Contacts

Lois Weinthal
Graduate Program Director
Research areas: Interior design theory that investigates and develops relationships between architecture, interiors, clothing and objects
Telephone: 416-979-5000, ext. 553250

Elaine Nie
Graduate Program Administrator