Review the Undergraduate Calendar for significant dates.

First Year

The first year concentrates on giving all students 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.

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

IRC 113 Communications I, 3 hours per week

IRD 100 Design Dynamics Studio I, 9 hours per week

IRH 110 Intro to Art History, 3 hours per week

IRN 100 Interior Design I, 3 hours per week

IRC 112 Communications II, 3 hours per week

IRD 200 Design Dynamics II, 3 hours per week

IRH 115 Intro to Contemporary Design, 3 hours per week

IRN 200 Interior Design II, 9 hours per week

IRT 101 Design 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.

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

IRC 312 Communications III, 3 hours per week

IRD 300 Design Dynamics III, 3 hours per week

IRN 300 Interior Design III, 3 hours per week

IRT 201 Design Technology II, 6 hours per week

IRD 400 Design Dynamics Studio IV, 3 hours per week

IRH 101 History of Design I, 3 hours per week

IRN 400 Interior Design IV, 9 hours per week

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A.

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.

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

IRN 500 Interior Design V, 6 hours per week

IRP 601 Professional Study Preparation, 3 hours per week

IRT 301 Design Technology III, 3 hours per week

IRC 412 Communications IV - Advanced Rendering, 3 hours per week

IRH 201 History of Design II, 3 hours per week

IRN 600 Interior Design VI, 6 hours per week

PSY 217 Psychology of Design, 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table B

PROFESSIONAL: Two courses from Table I

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II

Fourth Year

The Design Dynamics courses in the first and second years develop the theoretical and practice 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.

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

IRH 401 Design Seminar I, 3 hours per week

IRN 700 Interior Design VII, 6 hours per week

IRT 401 Design Technology IV, 3 hours per week

IRP 701 Professional Study Practicum, 3 hours per week

IRN 800 Interior Design VIII, 6 hours per week

IRP 801 Professional Practice, 3 hours per week

IRT 501 Design Technology, 3 hours per week

LIBERAL STUDIES: Two courses from Table B

PROFESSIONAL: One course from Table I

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table II