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Honours Bachelor of Interior Design (Co-op)

Honours Bachelor of Interior Design (Co-op) Honours Bachelor Degree

What is Honours Bachelor of Interior Design (Co-op)?

This program specializes in creating interior environments in the context of professional interior design standards and practice. The curriculum emphasizes space planning and management, design process, research methodologies, socially responsible design, building systems, technological applications, contract documentation, and interior design presentation. Sustainable practices, entrepreneurship models, and regulatory codes are integrated throughout the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to meet current Council for Interior Design Accreditation’s (CIDA) standards of delivery and content. Our program offers a uniquely collaborative learning experience which facilitates a hands-on model incorporating creative development, problem-solving, strategic thinking, and teaming protocols, providing our graduates with exceptional interior design knowledge and skills.

Important selection information for this program

Digitally submitted portfolio: Applicants are required to submit a total of four creative pieces plus one written document. Get more information.

Portfolio due date: June 15, 2016 or two weeks after application (whichever is later) until the program is full.

 

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BAID
Length:
4 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
8 Semesters, plus 1 work term
Credential:
Honours Bachelor Degree
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Jo Anne Stewart
Email:
JoAnne.Stewart@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1176

This program specializes in creating interior environments in the context of professional interior design standards and practice. The curriculum emphasizes space planning and management, design process, research methodologies, socially responsible design, building systems, technological applications, contract documentation, and interior design presentation. Sustainable practices, entrepreneurship models, and regulatory codes are integrated throughout the curriculum. The curriculum is designed to meet current Council for Interior Design Accreditation’s (CIDA) standards of delivery and content. Our program offers a uniquely collaborative learning experience which facilitates a hands-on model incorporating creative development, problem-solving, strategic thinking, and teaming protocols, providing our graduates with exceptional interior design knowledge and skills.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • solve design problems using analysis, synthesis, and creativity


  • analyze the universality of design principles and elements


  • produce sophisticated designs with character and quality of space


  • integrate the principles of sustainability in creative design concepts


  • assess the merits of a freethinking, random idea creative process in creating, and delivering an inventive solution


  • apply the principles and elements of design, line, rhythm, shape, colour, texture, proportion, etc., in the development of their work


  • articulate the characteristics of an aesthetically pleasing built environment


  • apply the criteria for method and material selection in design projects


  • select appropriate materials and processes to achieve the technical and visual functionality of their designs


  • explain the relationship between aesthetic and utilitarian dimensions (form and function) of design solutions


  • analyze the complexity of forces – economic, political, sociological, and technological – which influence the design of the physical environment


  • explain the relationship between aesthetic and utilitarian dimensions (form and function) of design solutions
  • analyze the complexity of forces – economic, political, sociological, and technological – which influence the design of the physical environment


  • explain the relationship between human behaviour and the built environment and the implications in preparing design solutions


  • assess the implications for interior design presented by key developments in current and emerging materials, media and technologies, and in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary practice in design


  • examine the technical issues, which challenge interior design practice


  • analyze the role of technology in the built environment through research, analysis, and creative development


  • employ appropriate conventions of measurement, scale, site measuring, drafting, and volumetric manipulation through modeling


  • employ new methods, materials, processes, and technologies appropriate to interior design and explain their cultural, social, and environmental implications


  • interpret, develop, and communicate ideas in the history, theory, and practice of design


  • analyze contemporary and historical art, architecture, and design issues


  • explain and foster the interrelationships between interior design and other art, design, and built environment fields


  • analyze and confidently employ appropriate business ethics and professional practices of the design industry


  • interpret the elements of a successful design practice, from business conception through to profit reporting


  • evaluate the significance of “Right to Practice” legislation, and issues of debate such as ethics, potential conflicts, liability, and constraints


  • articulate and synthesize their knowledge and understanding, attributes, and skills in effective ways in the contexts of creative practice, employment, further study, research, and self-fulfillment


  • design, represent, and communicate high quality interior design propositions of varying size, scope, and complexity


  • source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate, manipulate, and manage information from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary


  • select and employ appropriate visual languages to investigate, analyze, interpret, develop, and articulate ideas for two and three-dimensional projects


  • analyze information and experiences, formulate independent judgments and articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review, and evaluation


  • conduct an academically structured, sustained, and well-supported argument around a design issue


  • employ effective and professional communication skills and techniques to interact, negotiate, and undertake collaborative efforts


  • manage open and reflective discussion of one’s work in an open studio environment with audiences, clients, markets, end-users, and team members


  • anticipate and accommodate change and work within the contexts of ambiguity, uncertainty, and unfamiliarity


  • set personal goals and monitor and reflect on achievements, workloads and commitments. Develop and employ a professional standard of time management


  • adhere to the laws, codes, regulations, standards, and practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public


  • employ observation and rationalization skills in the development of problem solving criteria


  • employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the process of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, ideation, and implementation of design solutions


  • employ selectivity in the refinement and critique of potential design solutions


  • reflect critically and evaluate whether a particular area falls within their scope of practice and whether or not they have sufficient depth of knowledge and practical experience to take on the project on their own or in collaboration with other consultants


  • formulate a cogent theoretical rationale for design and asses the individual’s contribution to the process.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

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Sem 8

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Winter

2020

OSSD or equivalent with

- minimum overall average of 65 per cent

- six Grade 12 U or M level courses including:

- Grade 12 U English with a minimum grade of 65 percent

- Grade 11 or Grade 12 U or M level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 percent

34 Mandatory Core Courses

3 Mandatory Non-Core Courses

7 Elective Non-Core Courses

1 Co-op Work Term

Digitally Submitted Portfolio

There are a total of four creative pieces plus one written document that need to be submitted. The following five pieces must be submitted as they are described:

1. Perspective line drawing of a chair: black line with construction lines to show proper perspective methods are encouraged. You may use your choice of medium.

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 choice of medium.

3. Colour still life study demonstrating your use of colour and composition must include the following: teacup and saucer (the cup must not be placed in the saucer), a book, a transparent glass vessel and a silver candlestick. You may use your choice of medium.

Note: It is essential that these drawings be created from looking at actual objects and buildings, not from your imagination and not from a photograph. Submissions are reviewed specifically to assess your ability to draw with realistic and accurate depth, perspective, and proportions, as well as to assess your representation of texture, reflection, shade, and shadow.

4. A work of your choice which may include a three-dimensional object you have designed or created, a subject or type of work which is not included in the list above, or work related to interior design.

5. A written document of 350 words, which describes your interest in and knowledge of the interior design field.

We strongly recommend you research and refer to current issues in the interior design profession and include any influences affecting your decision to pursue a career in the interior design discipline.

- Provide a description of each image included in your portfolio

(i.e., Date, Medium, Image/Concept, etc.)

- Include the following on the Cover Sheet:

- Full Name

- OCAS and/or Georgian College Student number

- Address

- Telephone number

- E-mail address

- E-mail to Tannis Peacock, Academic Program Assistant

School of Design and Visual Art at Tannis.Peacock@GeorgianCollege.ca

File name: The entire portfolio must be submitted as (one) multiple-page file in Adobe .PDF file format. The file name must include your name and your 9 digit Georgian College student number. For example, yourname_#########_interiordesign.pdf

Note: This electronic application copy will be kept on file in the department.

- If you require further information or have questions, please contact

Jo Anne Stewart, Bachelor of Interior Design Co-ordinator:

JoAnne.Stewart@GeorgianCollege.ca

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60 percent or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester, and have an overall average of 65 percent in core courses and 60% in non-core courses.

Mandatory Core Courses
INDE1000 Interior Design Studio 1
INDE1001 Design Communications 1
INDE1002 Design Theory 1
INDE1003 Sustainable Practices
INDE1004 Interior Design Studio 2
INDE1005 Design Communications 2
INDE1006 Human Factors
INDE1007 Interior Detailing 1
INDE1008 Contemporary Design: Origins and Issues
INDE2000 Interior Design Studio 3
INDE2001 Design Communications 3
INDE2002 Interior Detailing 2
INDE2003 Design and Material Culture
INDE2004 Interior Design Studio 4
INDE2005 Design Communications 4
INDE2006 Case Studies in Design
INDE2007 Building Technology 1: Lighting and Electrical Systems
INDE3000 Interior Design Studio 5
INDE3001 Interior Detailing 3
INDE3002 Building Technology 2: Mechanical and Safety Systems and Acoustics
INDE3003 Design Theory 2
INDE3004 Ontario Building Regulations
INDE3005 Design Communications 5
INDE3006 Professional Practice 1
INDE3007 Interdisciplinary Practice
INDE3008 Interior Design Studio 6
INDE3009 Site Studies
INDE4000 Interior Design Advanced Studio 1
INDE4001 Design Communications 6
INDE4002 Interior Detailing 4
INDE4003 Senior Level Thesis Project 1
INDE4004 Senior Level Thesis Project 2
INDE4005 Professional Practice 2
INDE4006 Independent Study Project
Mandatory Non-Core Courses
INTS1002 Introduction to Multidisciplinary Research
RSCH2000 Qualitative Research
STAS2000 Quantitative Methods and Stats
Elective Non-Core Courses
To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Term
COOP1035 Bachelor of Interior Design Degree Work Term

The college has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting May 28, 2015. The College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable timeframe.

Non-core courses are required in all degree programs to meet the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities benchmark for depth and breadth in degree-level learning. These courses are designed to give students the tools to develop interdisciplinary perspectives that inform their approach to their own discipline, their continued education and their life outside work.

Students are required to take: at least one first year interdisciplinary course (INTS1xxx); two introductory courses in their choice of disciplines outside their main field of study, which may include psychology (PSYC1001 or 1002), social science (SOCI1000), humanities (HUMA1000), or science (SCEN1000); one advanced course in a discipline (ex. PSYC3xxx, SOSC3xxx, HUMA3xxx), and; one upper level interdisciplinary course (INTS4xxx). These courses and any remaining non-core course requirements to be selected from the program list.

What are the strengths of your program compared to programs at other institutions?

At Georgian, we offer a close-knit collaborative community for students and faculty. Our degree is housed in a multi-disciplinary setting within Design and Visual Arts including Jewellery and Metals; Goldsmithing and Silversmithing, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Digital Video, as well as Art and Design Fundamentals. This provides many opportunities for our students to interface with other students in a cross-disciplinary venue and to work with these students on projects within their specialties.

The Interior Design faculty have a high level of professional experience in the field. We offer a highly integrated curriculum and a focus on design studio which serves as the lead course each semester, with accompanying courses contributing project components that facilitate students’ projects of larger scope and depth. We have a special focus on the application of digital media to the production of construction drawings based on industry standards. Our students’ development with this expertise has a historical precedent of providing significantly greater job attainment for our new graduates.

Our location and community offer a reasonable cost of living and our close proximity to Toronto allows for integration with interior design professionals and consultants in a vibrant urban context, as well as many opportunities for guest speakers from, and field trips to, Canada’s largest city.

What has the graduation rate of the advanced diploma program been in past years?

The placement rate of Georgian graduates from the three-year Interior Design Advanced Diploma program in their field of study over the past several years has been in the range of 89 -100%.

Do any of my current three-year Interior Design Advanced Diploma credits transfer to the degree program?

Graduates of a three-year Interior Design Advanced Diploma will be eligible to apply to the third year of the degree. The three-year Interior Design Advanced Diploma must be completed prior to applying for advanced standing to third year of the degree. As we are starting to offer the degree in fall 2016, the third year of the degree will be offered at Georgian starting fall 2018.

How many students do you accept?

58 students will be accepted into the first year of the degree.

What does an interior designer do?

An interior designer is “a professional who identifies, researches and creatively solves problems to interpret the function and quality of interior environments. A designer is responsible for performing services relative to interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specific knowledge of interior construction, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings. Designers are formally trained to prepare drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.” (Source: National Council for Interior Design Qualification website). Interior designers study the relationships between human behaviour and the built environment assessing their implications in preparing design solutions. Designers also evaluate the impact on interior design presented by key developments in current and emerging materials; media and technologies; and in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary practice in interior design.

In Ontario, the title, “interior designer” is protected under the provincial Titles Act, c. 1999. According to this act, it is illegal to call yourself an interior designer unless you have successfully completed your education at a recognized school, have passed a series of professional exams, and are a registered member of the Association of Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). The practice of interior design comprises a broad scope of reference and responsibility. As the profession is rapidly changing, it is recommended that you be aware of the new educational standards required to practice as a professional interior designer.

Our graduates will have a strong foundation in all aspects of design as well as an understanding of specialized topics that appeal to individual graduates. We offer an integrated curriculum and a focus in “design studios” based interior design practice models. We emphasize and teach creative ideation and strategic critical thinking with a focus on process, documentation and professional standards. Students in our program begin the interior design process starting in first year and build on this foundation, moving toward advanced design innovations in the upper academic years.

Do you offer courses on a part-time basis?

We do not currently offer part-time courses. Our program is offered full-time from Monday to Friday during the day with an occasional early evening class. We have one intake per year in the fall and our courses run from September (fall semester) until the end of April (winter semester).

Do you have recommended software at Georgian College?

The College’s software is updated frequently to meet current industry standards.  Microsoft Office is used with a minimum installation of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Each student receives a current version of AutoCAD that will be downloaded from the Autodesk website in semester 2 at no cost to the student. Additional software will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, AutoCAD Architecture, Sketch Up, Revit, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Do you offer job placements or internships?

As part of your interior design degree, a 14-week co-op is mandatory in the summer between third and fourth years. Staff from our Co-operative Education and Career Success will assist you in obtaining a co-op position.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Jo Anne Stewart
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1176

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