Interior Design Degree Bridge
Program Outline 2013-2014
Phone: 705-728-1968 ext. 1176
The Interior Design Bridge program consists of one academic semester focusing on advanced Interior Design theory and research skills development, as well as a Co-op placement. The Bridge is designed for graduates of a qualifying 3-Year Interior Design Diploma program. Georgian College’s Interior Design program has an established reputation for excellence. The collaborative learning environment at Georgian provides innovative and professional hands-on learning opportunities that respond to increasing academic and industry standards. Successful completion of the bridge will make it possible for students to apply for entry to the 4th Year of the ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario) recognized Bachelor of Applied Arts - Interior Design Program at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- evaluate and apply theories of aesthetics, strategic thinking, and decision-making paradigms as they relate to the Interior Design profession
- apply quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as analyze information gathered from research
- integrate relevant business, technical, cultural, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, and political concepts within the Interior Design profession
- apply statistical methods to Interior Design
- examine a broad range of professional issues as well as moral and ethical concerns within Interior Design
- work independently to produce creative interior designs based on analysis and synthesis of major Interior Design schools of thought as well as relevant historical precedents
- synthesize theories of ecological responsibility with Interior Design studies
- plan projects within the legal limits imposed by property law and laws related to intellectual property rights
- produce an advanced professional portfolio for Interior Design.
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 program 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 to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experience. 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.georgianc.on.ca/careers/for-students/
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 Semester 1 | Work Term ---------------------- Fall | Winter 2013 | 2014
Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the Bridge program at Georgian College:
- Completion of a qualifying Interior Design 3 Year Advanced Diploma with a GPA of 75% in the final year of the Diploma
- Submission of a successful portfolio indicating the potential for integrating into the 4th year of the Baccalaureate Program
- One Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (U or M) with a minimum 60%
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4U) with a minimum 65%
*NOTE: It is important that applicants refer to Sheridan College’s current Academic Calendar to ensure that they will be able to meet all of the entrance requirements if they choose to apply to Sheridan's Bachelor of Applied Art - Interior Design.
3 Mandatory Courses
1 Optional Courses
1 Co-op Work Term
To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.
INDS1000 Context and Connections in Interior Design
INDS1001 Research Methods
INDS1003 Making Choices in a Complex World
INDS1004 Theories of Beauty
Co-op Work Term
COOP1034 Interior Design (Bridge) Work Term