|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$21,501 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$19,290), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Accommodation fee||CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for for one month.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
A relevant portfolio is required.
The portfolio submission is a mandatory component of the admission process for the Bachelor of Interior Design program.
A portfolio is a collection of work which tells us about your creative and problem-solving process, your drawing skills and how you present yourself as an artist and designer. The work you present is extremely important in your application. Your portfolio is reviewed by Interior Design faculty to determine your suitability for the program.
Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes four creative pieces. Be sure to title each submission and briefly describe it (maximum 50 words for each piece).
The requirements for these submissions are as follows:
SUBMISSION #1 – Perspective line drawing of a chair (two-point perspective). You may use your choice of medium for this piece, however, you are encouraged to work in a black line for the chair and to use construction lines to show proper perspective methods. Include a small photograph of the chair you have drawn as part of the submission page.
SUBMISSION #2 – Perspective line drawing of an interior space or building façade. This should be from an actual space or building and not from your imagination or an abstract method. You may use your own choice of medium. Include a small photograph of the space or building you have drawn as part of the submission page.
SUBMISSION #3 – Colour still life study that demonstrates your use of colour and composition. You are encouraged to group everyday objects such as fruit, small appliances, pottery or shoes. We will assess your representation of realistic details: shade and shadow, depth, tonal value and texture. Include a small photograph of the object(s) you have drawn as part of the submission page.
SUBMISSION #4 – Compulsory Submission of Your Choice (one required submission)
Please choose one of the following which you feel describes your work as a designer or artist:
a) Interior design work such as plan/section/elevation and materials board. This may be a school project or something you completed on your own;
Research and write a 350-word writing sample describing your knowledge and interest in interior design. Refer to current issues in the interior design profession and include any projects, periods or styles, architectural influences, designers or artists whom you feel have influenced either your artistic endeavours or your decision to pursue a career in the design discipline.
Be sure to emphasize your understanding of interior design versus decorating.
The Bachelor of Interior Design degree program balances creativity with sensitive, pragmatic design thinking. Our graduates problem-solve, investigate and explore design environments where people thrive.
Engaging in interior design studios enables you to master an evidence-based design process, develop practical presentation abilities and acquire vital professional practice skills. Team collaboration among student groups mirrors industry team practices.
Observational field trips provide opportunities to connect classroom theory, such as the perception of space and human interaction, with built environments. In the fourth year, you will engage with industry mentors to research, develop and document a large-scale interior design project from initial concept to construction documentation.
Additionally, a self-directed volunteer project helps connect your passion for design to the community and the design industry. Students have worked with organizations such as the Toronto District School Board, The Naval Reserves, Habitat for Humanity, and youth and women’s shelters.
You will apply your hands-on, job-ready skills with a 420-hour paid work placement. Career management workshops help you to develop effective job search skills. You will find your own work placement with the support of work placement consultants and faculty – we work with business and industry contacts to help identify employment opportunities.
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Design granted by Humber College meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam).
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
The program is also recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario – ARIDO and Interior Designers of Canada – IDC. Since January 1, 2017, completing an accredited degree has been required to write the Council for Interior Design Qualifications (CIDQ) professional exams, which is the North American professional standard to be recognized as an Interior Designer.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent of Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
The spaces where people live, work and socialize significantly impact the quality of life and productivity. As a graduate of our program, you will play a key role in shaping attractive, 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, healthcare, retail, commercial, hospitality and residential design. Employment in the design and construction sector is expected to remain steady over the coming years.