Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design
Bachelor | Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design

Today’s professional interior designers enhance the function and quality of interior environments. Their mission, significant in today’s society, is to design spaces that improve the quality of life, protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and support increased productivity. The Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design degree program offers a well-rounded curriculum strengthened with numerous computer-based courses, designed to prepare graduates to meet the current demands of the profession.

Other important topics explored include the areas of universal design, human factors, environmental and sustainable design, business aspects of the profession, and other issues related to the interior design field.

You’re not the only person who has a knack for re-imagining the look of a room, and office, or even an entire building interior. For you though, it goes much deeper. You think about how a space connects to the people who use it—and to the environment. If you’re ready to go all-in and make a career out of it, our Interior Design degree program is the place to start. Here, you’ll develop the technical and creative skills to design interior spaces that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility, and sustainability. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll take total commitment. But it could add up to a career doing what you love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

** This program is delivered by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-00045 and located at 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc.

This program consists of 180 credits over 11 quarters.

Our specific objectives are to provide students the following:

  • An opportunity to acquire a Bachelor of Applied Design degree in Interior Design in a program emphasizing strong theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • A hands-on, learning-centred educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as designers.
  • Targeted preparation and training allowing graduates to seek entry-level employment within the design field.
  • Access to appropriately credentialed faculty with extensive industry experience.
  • Opportunities to influence and lead design innovations within a dynamic, evolving field.

Bachelor

  • Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Basic Drafting
  • Design Basics 3D
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Perspective
  • History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture
  • Rendering and Illustration
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Programming & Space Planning
  • Textiles
  • Lighting
  • Residential Design
  • Human Factors and Psychology of Design
  • Materials and Resources
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Project Management
  • Codes/Barrier Free Design
  • 3D Digital Modeling
  • 3D Digital Rendering
  • Professional Practices
  • Interior & Architectural Detailing
  • Environmental Design
  • Residential Design II
  • Building Systems and Materials
  • Commercial Design
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Internship for Interior Design I
  • Internship for Interior Design II
  • Senior Project I
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Senior Project II
  • Construction Documents
  • Commercial Design II
  • Portfolio
  • Interior Design Elective 1