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Interior Design

Interior Design Ontario College Advanced Diploma

What is Interior Design?

The Interior Design Program at Georgian College is dedicated to providing our students with a broad-based proficiency in interior space design and physical space management that will enable graduates to proceed to productive and rewarding professional careers in interior design. The program of study begins with the development of fundamental creative and technical design skills. These skills are directed towards assessment of clients' needs and goals and the analysis and synthesis of theoretical, technical, building code and practical knowledge in the creation of interior environments that enhance the quality of life and protect the health, safety and well being of the people who utilize the spaces.

Effective fall 2016, Georgian will no longer be offering the three-year or two-year Interior Design diploma programs as we will be launching our new Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree to meet current academic requirements for the path to becoming a Registered Interior Designer in Ontario.

Program Outline 2015-2016

Major:
INTR
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2015-2016
Delivery:
6 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

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

The Interior Design Program at Georgian College is dedicated to providing our students with a broad-based proficiency in interior space design and physical space management that will enable graduates to proceed to productive and rewarding professional careers in interior design. The program of study begins with the development of fundamental creative and technical design skills. These skills are directed towards assessment of clients' needs and goals and the analysis and synthesis of theoretical, technical, building code and practical knowledge in the creation of interior environments that enhance the quality of life and protect the health, safety and well being of the people who utilize the spaces.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply design methodology in defining, analyzing and solving problems of creating interior environments


  • integrate the historical and contemporary design influences contributing to current interior design philosophies


  • implement design solutions from the concept stage to design development and the production of manually and electronically drafted interior construction drawings


  • apply the principles of space planning and three-dimensional resolution to the design of interior spaces based on human needs, building construction and support systems, Ontario Building Code and industry requirements


  • apply functional, aesthetic and accessible design principles to the creation of environments for human shelter


  • demonstrate principles of color theory, lighting design, materials performance and design and application to the design of physical spaces that creatively facilitate human activity


  • produce three-dimensional perspectives, axonometric drawings, CADD 3D perspectives and solid models as part of three-dimensional visualization to be incorporated as project presentation requirements


  • communicate the full scope of design contract documentation in written, graphic and verbal formats


  • comprehend ethics and business practices of the interior design profession.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

34 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

1 Optional Course

5 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

APDE1004 Applied Colour Theory
BUSI3003 Professional Practice
COMP1015 CADD 1
COMP1016 CADD 2
COMP2030 CADD 3
COMP2031 CADD 4
COMP3007 CADD 3D
COMP3008 CADD 3D Advanced
COMP3012 CADD 5 - Thesis
DRFT1001 Design Technology 1
DRFT1002 Design Technology 2
DRFT2000 Design Technology 3
DRFT2001 Design Technology 4
DRWG1009 Freehand Drawing
HSTY2002 Early Design History
INTD1000 3D Design
INTD1004 Media Presentation Techniques 1
INTD1006 Interior Design Studio 1
INTD1007 Interior Design Studio 2
INTD2000 Construction Systems 1
INTD2005 Media Presentation Techniques 2
INTD2008 Interior Design Studio 3
INTD2009 Lighting Systems and Design
INTD2010 Interior Finishes and Textiles
INTD2011 Interior Design Studio 4
INTD2012 Building Codes and Life Safety
INTD3000 Design Programming
INTD3002 Construction Systems 2
INTD3005 Digital Presentation Techniques
INTD3007 Interior Design Studio 5
INTD3008 History of Furniture
INTD3009 Interior Design Studio 6 - Thesis
INTD3010 Contract Documentation
INTD3011 Interior Detailing
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Course
To be selected from College list
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Interior Design articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

A smiling Cheryl Kabbes accepts an award from a College representative

Student a double winner at Scholarship Show

Second-year interior design student Cheryl Kabbes is the recipient of the 777 Design Avenue Scholarship for Excellence in Interior Design and the Bruce Peninsula Art Show Award. Read more...

SDVA faculty member Craig Lucas smiling into camera.

Craig Lucas

Craig is a professor in the Interior Design program at Georgian College in Barrie. His educational background includes a Master of Arts – Integrated Studies in Heritage Resource Management as a Form of Sustainable Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Demographics and Urban Geography and an Architectural Technology Certificate. Read more...

Marlene Mitchelmore headshot

Marlene Mitchelmore

Marlene is co-ordinator of the Kitchen and Bath Design and the Interior Decorating programs. She also teaches in the Interior Decorating and Interior Design programs. Read more...

A smiling Cheryl Kabbes accepts an award from a College representative

Student a double winner at Scholarship Show

Second-year interior design student Cheryl Kabbes is the recipient of the 777 Design Avenue Scholarship for Excellence in Interior Design and the Bruce Peninsula Art Show Award. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

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

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