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The Program

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Master of Interior Design (MID)

The Creative School's brand new Master of Interior Design (MID) is now in the final stages of approval. Come back form more information about this program, designed for students with or without a background in Interior Design, in the near future!

Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)

The Creative School’s Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) is a four year CIDA-accredited program with core streams in design, technology, history, professional development and visual communication, in combination with educational experiences ranging from site visits and  field trips to international exchange opportunities and a required internship experience.

The following major curriculum streams reach across all years of the Bachelor of Interior Design program:

Interior Design Studio (IRN)

A strength of the program is our immersive approach to design problems. Students are challenged at a very early stage in their interior design education by extensive projects in place-making within both local and global contexts. Projects increase in scale from year one to four. All major fields of design are covered from residential projects to institutional design.

Communications (IRC)

Visual communication is explored using both traditional (hand-drawn) and computer-generated media. Students become experts in using advanced computer software for modeling, rendering, and virtual and augmented realities.                                     

Design Dynamics (IRD)

These hands-on studio courses explore the fundamental principles of design: form, material, colour. The studios make full use of the school’s traditional and digital fabrication workshops and explore design in the second and third dimensions.

History of Art and Design (IRH)

The study of art and design history occurs throughout the four years of the program.

Technology (IRT)

Beginning with residential building construction in year one, students learn about commercial building construction, building codes and integrated building systems. Students also explore materials, finishes and design detailing.                                        

Professional Practice (IRP)

Starting in year three, students are exposed to the business aspects of interior design practice. The internship requirement is part of this stream.  

A variety of electives and liberal studies courses complete the program.