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Interior Design (BID)

Is It for You?

Develop skills at one of AZURE magazine’s top three interior design schools in the world. The program reflects a balance of theory and practice and produces graduates ready to enter the field of design with a well-rounded breadth of education. Absorb terminology, marketplace and professional issues of practice in an immersive learning environment.

To prepare graduates to be leaders in the design field, the experiential curriculum emphasizes studio and workshop courses to stimulate creativity, experimentation, problem solving and innovation. Important values for students are creativity, diversity, collaboration, excellence and vision.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Interior Design

 Grade Range
75%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Portfolio, personal essay

 Co-op Option
No

 Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

"At Ryerson we have a lot of resources that are available to students. For example, this design centre is great for picking sample and getting used to the different plans and suppliers."

Janine
Graduate, Interior Design

Distinctive Learning

Internship, field trips and seminars; international exchange; year-end design show; digital fabrication lab; 3D workshops.

After Graduation

Pursue professional membership with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) if desired, and contribute to the world of design through exhibition design, set design, contemporary interior design offices, independent consulting firms, organizations, furniture manufacturers, marketing and promotion and facility management. Pursue graduate studies in interior design, architecture, product design, curatorial studies or a related field.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,644 - $8,387
International Fees Range: $25,991 - $26,570

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U Mathematics (one of: MCF3M, MCR3U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U)
  • One additional Grade 12 U or M course from: Visual Arts (AVI4M), Economics: Analyzing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U), Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U), Canada: History, Identity, and Culture (CHI4U), Physics (SPH4U), Communications Technology (TGJ4M) or Technological Design (TDJ4M)
  • Other Grade 12 U or M courses in Canadian and World Issues may be considered on an individual basis
  • Students should take Physics (Grade 11 or higher) and the Art option in Grades 11/12 if available. Preference may be given to applicants with Grade 12 U courses in History or Visual Arts/Art History
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Students requesting advanced standing must submit academic transcripts of their secondary school as well as all post-secondary school studies (excluding Ryerson), to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.  Current students attending another institution must remember to include a list of courses currently in progress, and to submit another academic transcript (including all final grades) as soon as possible following course completion.  Detailed course outlines may be required by the School of Interior Design. Contact the Academic Coordinator for further information.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by February 1, 2019 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Exception: If you have already attended this program and are applying for readmission or reinstatement, you must contact the Academic Coordinator at (416) 979-5000 ext. 6923 by February 1, 2019 or 10 business days from your application submission date to confirm that a portfolio is not required.

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