Review the Undergraduate Calendar for significant dates.

First Year

The first year concentrates on providing all students with a common base of theory, knowledge, and skills. From the beginning, students are encouraged to become self-sufficient with the guidance and assistance of the faculty.

Revised Curriculum begins 2018 - 2019

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRC 113 Introductions to Visual Communication 3 hours per week IRC 112 Introduction to Digital Communication 3 hours per week
IRD 101 Design Dynamics Introduction 3 hours per week IRD 200 Design Dynamics Studio II 3 hours per week
IRH 110 History of Art, Architecture and Material Culture I  3 hours per week IRH 115 History of Art, Architecture and Material Culture II  3 hours per week
IRN 101 Interior Design Studio I 6 hours per week IRN 201 Interior Design Studio II 6 hours per week
    IRT 101 Technology I 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table A

Second Year

In the second year, Interior Design is a key professional course conducted in conjunction with other supportive and developmental courses.

For students admitted Fall 2017 and prior.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRC 312 Communications III 3 hours per week IRD 400 Design Dynamic Studio IV 3 hours per week
IRD 300 Design Dynamic Studio IV 3 hours per week IRH 101 History of Interior Design 1850 - Present 3 hours per week
IRN 300 Interior Design III 3 hours per week IRN 400 Interior Design IV 9 hours per week
IRT 201 Design Technology II 6 hours per week    

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A
PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II

 

2019 - 2020 for students admitting Fall 2018 and after.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRC 312 Communications III 3 hours per week IRC 412 Communications IV 3 hours per week
IRD 300 Design Dynamics Studio III 3 hours per week IRD 400 Design Dynamics IV 3 hours per week
IRH 101 History of Interior Design 1850 - Present 3 hours per week IRH 201 Evolution of Canadian Interiors 3 hours per week
IRN 301 Interior Design III 3 hours per week IRN 401 Interior Design IV 9 hours per week
IRT 211 Technology II 3 hours per week IRT 301 Technology III 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A
PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II

 

Third Year

Through the third and fourth years, the development of the necessary common capabilities continues, adding professional practice courses and giving students progressive opportunities to explore a few areas in depth and to develop a high level of competency in an area of design of their own choosing. Courses in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and the History of Design provide intellectual depth and breadth and prepare the graduates for the legal, social, ethical responsibilities of professional practice. Communication skills, emphasized throughout the program, focus on freehand drawing in varied colour media and include manual drafting, CAD, writing and oral presentation. Technology studies cover principles and practice, regulations and standards of interior construction, fitment detailing, material finishes, building services, incorporating 'sustainable design', barrier-free access and environmental health.

For students admitted Fall 2017 and prior.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRN 500 Interior Design V 6 hours per week IRC 412 Communications IV 3 hours per week
IRP 601 Professional Study Preparation 3 hours per week IRH 201 Evolution of Canadian Interiors 3 hours per week
IRT 301 Design Technology III 3 hours per week IRN 600 Interior Design VI 6 hours per week
    PSY 217 Psychology and Design 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B
PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II
PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I

 

2020 - 2021 for students admitting Fall 2018 and after.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRN 501 Interior Design Studio V 9 hours per week IRH 401 Design Seminar 3 hours per week
IRP 801 Professional Practice 3 hours per week IRN 601 Interior Design VI 9 hours per week
IRT 401 Technology IV 3 hours per week IRT 501 Technology V 3 hours per week
    PSY 217 Psychology and Design 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B
PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I

Fourth Year

The Design Dynamics courses in the first and second years develop the theoretical and practical understanding of the design process, creativity, design theory and human factors engineering, with an emphasis on their application in the studio and workshop. The Interior Design courses, through all four years, involve the application and synthesis of all accumulated understanding and capabilities to develop competency as the creative problem-solving interior designer. They culminate in the fourth year advanced projects, utilizing and exercising each student's area of greatest strength and inclination. These projects are publicly presented to a panel of professional designers and faculty.

For students admitted Fall 2017 and prior.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRH 401 Design Seminar 3 hours per week IRN 800 Interior Design 800 VIII 6 hours per week
IRN 700 Interior Design VII 6 hours per week IRP 801 Professional Practice 3 hours per week
IRP 701 Professional Study Practicum 3 hours per week IRT 501 Design Technology V 3 hours per week
IRT 401 Design Technology IV 3 hours per week    

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B
PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II
PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I

 

Revised 2021 - 2022 for students admitted Fall 2018 and after.

Fall Semester

 

Winter Semester

 
IRN 701 Interior Design Studio VII 9 hours per week IRN 801 Interior Design Studio VIII 9 hours per week
IRP 701 Professional Study Practicum 3 hours per week    

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B
PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two course from Table II
PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I