• Overview - 2018/2019

    The spaces we live in and work affect us deeply. They influence our moods and can create harmony if designed properly. With Fanshawe's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program, you'll have the opportunity to leave an enduring mark on not only the spaces you create, but the people who inhabit them.

    To prepare you for this creative and in-demand career, you'll learn about commercial and residential design. You'll examine the main aspects of interior design such as problem analysis, concept development, design communication, lighting, drawings and specifications, and cutting-edge design technology. That's not all, because communicating and sharing your ideas with future clients is a crucial part of interior design, you'll study verbal and visual presentation methods. You'll test your ideas in a nurturing environment, work-shopping what creations work, and which don't. As well, you'll complete one term in a co-operative setting, experiencing first-hand the challenges and rewards of interior design.

    At the heart of the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program is an emphasis on creating environmentally sustainable projects. As well, if you're excited to help create spaces that nurture the physical, social and psychological needs of a changing society, this program is for you.

    Fanshawe's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design Program is Recognized by ARIDO – The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario. http://www.arido.ca/english/interior-design/education.html

    Siobhan Latimer
    Siobhan Latimer
    Honours Bachelor of Interior Design Student

    "Fanshawe's fast paced Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program offers a fully immersive curriculum that is challenging, fulfilling and highly professional. Through the detailed exploration into all facets of the discipline, and a multitude of attainable opportunities, I feel I have a strong balance of knowledge, connections and confidence needed to enter the diverse and exciting industry of Interior Design."

     

    Program coordinator:

    Angela B. Bourne, PhD
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4087

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
    - Grade 12 English (U) 
        (Note: Minimum final grade required is 65) 
    - Any Grade 11 Mathematics* (U) or (M) OR Grade 12 Mathematics (U)
    - Plus four additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses; *applicants applying with the Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M) must have five additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses 
    - Final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above
    OR
    Post-Secondary Standing** (if applicable)
    AND
    Completion of a Digital Portfolio and Writing Sample

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of  560 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 84 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Courses in the following areas: Art and Design, environmental/urban design, sustainability, architecture and drafting

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Students should have an interest in exploring the use and design of physical spaces. They should enjoy artistic, creative activities. It would be beneficial to have an interest in environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    4. Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies** (if applicable)
    5. Assessment of Applicant's skill set relevant to the program based on a Digital Portfolio and Writing Sample
    Note: 
    • **Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and are applying to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program are considered on the basis of their post-secondary standing. Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% in the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% in all courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants applying from a community college must have successfully completed a diploma program with an overall GPA of 2.5 in the completed program. In addition, all students applying from university or college must have completed the pre-requisite courses in English and Mathematics as stated in the Admission Requirements.
  • Courses

    Honours Bachelor of Interior Design-2018/2019

    Core Courses
    Take all of the following Mandatory (Core) Courses:
    The Minimum Cumulative GPA for Core Courses is 2.5

    Group 1
    LEVEL 1
    In addition to the following mandatory courses,
    please refer to the Non-Core Level 1 requirement
    below
    DESG-7010Interior Design Studio 13
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependent on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Interior Design Studio 1 is an investigation of both non-discipline and linked-to-discipline based problems where students will explore abstract solutions to two and three-dimensional problems analyzing the effects of sensory elements such as colour, light and manipulation of space. Emphasis will be placed on the design process, as well as on psychological factors such as colour, spatial quality and perception in development of the interior envelope.
    ENVR-7005Sustainable Practices 13
    This is the first of two courses investigating the issues and practices of sustainability and their relationship to interior design and architecture practice. Prior to investigating specific practices and implications, students will explore such topics as: the degrading environment, micro verses macro issues, sensitivity, leadership, ethics and accountability. Students will investigate specific issues in sustainable interior design including but not limited to: air pollution, urban sprawl, deforestation, environmental resource depletion, sick building syndrome, indoor air pollutants, off-gassing and CO2 emissions, global warming with respect to reduction, minimization, and alternative solutions, The course incorporates the employment of sustainable practices to support the psychological and physiological well being of occupants of built environments through ecological accountability. A focus on implementing sustainable practices in studio projects will be introduced, and commitment of the student as designer and facilitator will be stressed.
    DESG-7011Design Theory 14
    Design Theory 1 is the first of two courses to define and investigate components of visual and spatial awareness. It focuses on an analysis of design elements & principles: space, line, mass, shape, texture, scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, colour, harmony and variety. Colour theory, theorists, systems of classification, and colour perception and psychology will be investigated and analyzed as a significant portion of this course. Students will demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to design elements and principles through written assignments, an essay, independent research, journal reflections, class discussion, colour plate assignments and a final group project.
    COMM-7012Design Communications 16
    This course is in the first in a series of six applied learning courses, the completion of which will culminate in a full scope interior design project presentation. The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that students and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. Design Communications 1 introduces techniques of freehand drawing, and sketching studies, as well as manual drafting practices as a tool to communicate ideas. A historical time line of drawing conventions will be investigated with short research assignments. The class sessions will be divided into specialties of the discipline such as manual drafting practices, model building, perspective drawing, and rendering. Practical modules will also be completed in and outside of class by the students to support information delivered in the lectures/demonstrations. This course introduces skills required to complete a studio project.


    Group 2
    LEVEL 2
    DESG-7012Interior Design Studio 24
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provide, but the direction of the class is dependant on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Students will explore the analytical, conceptual and developmental components of successful space planning. They will be expected to produce design solutions in response to specific criteria demanding behavioural, conceptual and contextual consideration. In this second in a series of studios, students will focus, individually, on utilizing small-scale design charettes of institutional and residential spaces under 1000 square feet.
    ENVR-7006Human Environmental Relations3
    This course examines factors of diversity and perception, which affect development and success of design solutions. Anthropometrics, ergonomics, human metabolism and homeostasis, as well as psychological, cultural and social influences and interrelationships of the built environment will be researched and analyzed by the students.
    DESG-7013Interior Detailing 14
    Students will assess current trends and traditional and emerging materials prescribed in finishing interiors of built environments. The students will interpret associated technologies, properties, and liabilities of the designer in the use of finish materials. Small scope specification projects will relate properties and characteristics of materials discussed to interior design projects. Through investigation, research and discussion, students will employ a technical vocabulary, stressing the manipulation of these materials, in guest lectures (industry suppliers), site visits, labs and presentations.
    COMM-7013Design Communications 24
    This course is the second in a series of six applied learning courses, the completion of which will culminate in a full scope interior design project presentation. The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that students and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. In Design Communications 2, students will expand on techniques of manual drafting, perspective and rendering with investigation of techniques employed in the representation of materials and finishes in a variety of mediums. Introduction of computer-generated drawings for two-dimensional project documentation will be addressed. The class sessions will be divided into specialties of a discipline such as manual drafting practices and drawing. Practical modules will also be completed outside of class by the students to support materials delivered in lecture and studio.


    Group 3
    LEVEL 3
    DESG-7014Interior Design Studio 34
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a 'virtual studio' environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependant on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. This course will lead students through studio projects, individually and in teams, in response to discipline-specific criteria demanding behavioural, conceptual and contextual consideration with a focus on workplace and healthcare settings under 2500 square feet.
    DESG-7015Design Theory 23
    This course presents a continuing examination of the theoretical and philosophical approaches to design. This course examines the practice of interior design through a variety of critical and historical perspectives. Different modes of thought and manners of questioning will be used to debate issues which may include gender, ethics, diversity, materiality, technology and representation and changing typologies. This seminar provides practical training in the interaction with theory that is necessary for students in Interior Design. It will assist them in reading, understanding, and integrating theory into their own projects. Students will be encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest. Chosen readings will provide an overview of issues relating to the development from Modernism to Postmodernism.
    DESG-7016Interior Detailing 23
    This course expands on the materials investigated in DESG-7013 - Interior Detailing 1 to include assemblies and components such as glazing, concrete structures, floor and ceiling assemblies, doors, frames and hardware. Specification and documentation of selected materials and finishes will be interpreted and employed. The application of the Ontario Building Code will reviewed and applied.
    COMM-7014Design Communications 34
    This course is the third in a series of six applied learning courses, the completion of which will culminate in a full scope interior design project presentation. The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that students and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. Expanding on the techniques and software introduced in modules one and two, this course will focus on computer-generate drawings for two-dimensional work with emphasis on integration of design project presentation and documentation standards. Further development of advanced perspective and rendering techniques and their use in expression of conceptual ideas and images will be explored and practiced. The class sessions will be divided into specialties of the discipline such as manual drafting practices and drawing. Practical modules will also be completed outside of class by the students to support materials delivered in lecture and studio.
    MATS-7001Design & Material Culture4
    This course will explore the cultural significance and purposes of the material culture of western civilizations up to the Enlightenment. Students will explore these periods through various critical strategies with the expectation of developing a critical facility in addition to an understanding of the evolution of design through history. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the many connections between the cultures themselves and the cultural production of architecture, interior design, painting, sculpture and furniture design. The course is organized as a matrix of the specific histories of ideas, spatial design, art, furniture, finishes and textiles across historical development in four chronological units: Ancient and Classical; Medieval; Renaissance; and Baroque.


    Group 4
    LEVEL 4
    In addition to the following mandatory courses,
    please refer to the Non-Core Level 4 requirement
    below
    DESG-7017Design Studio 44
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependent on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Students will produce design solutions individually and in teams, in response to specific criteria demanding behavioural, conceptual and contextual consideration with a focus on commercial spaces under 3500 square feet, from the domains of retail and low-rise rural residential design.
    COMM-7015Design Communications 43
    This course is the fourth in a series of six applied learning courses, the completion of which will culminate in a full scope interior designed project presentation, The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that student and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. Expanding on the techniques and software introduced in the introductory modules, this course will focus on advanced computer-generated drawings for two-dimensional work and three-dimensional support with emphasis on integration of design project presentation and documentation standards. Graphics computer media for three-dimensional presentation of design projects will be implemented with integration of manual and computer generated work to support design studio projects. Modeling techniques and the use of graphics in the interior design field will be explored. Further development of advanced perspective and rendering techniques and their use in expression of conceptual ideas and images will be explored and practiced. Practical models will continue to be completed outside of class by the students to support materials delivered in lecture and studio.
    MATS-7002Building Technology 1-Lighting3
    This course is the first in a series of lecture and exploratory based studies on the mechanical and electrical components of a built environment. This course will introduce students to sources of light, their properties, liabilities and appropriate uses. Alternative and unique sources of energy and lighting qualities will be investigated and assessed by the students. Students will analyze lighting systems and their appropriateness, as well as the viability of emerging technologies in lighting. Energy consumption guidelines and calculation will be demonstrated through case studies, including a student project from Interior Design Studio. The importance of lighting as a component of the interior design process will be emphasized.
    DESG-7018Case Studies in Design3
    Case Studies in Design provides students with a platform for discovery and application of principles and elements of design by published and award willing designers as well as local projects. Student will develop awareness of and will critically investigate contemporary trends, employment of accepted theories and bodies of knowledge and human responses using case studies of built environments for observation. Students will link theoretical issues across chronological, cultural, geographical, and socio-economic parameters. Case studies will be explored in a series of presentations, guest lectures, site visits and interviews.


    Group 5
    LEVEL 5
    In addition to the following mandatory courses,
    please refer to the Non-Core Level 5 requirement
    below
    DESG-7019Interior Design Studio 54
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribe project scenarios are provided, but he direction of the class is dependent on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. In this course, students will manipulate processes studied in preceding studio and theory classes to produce sophisticated design solutions, individually and in teams, in response to specific criteria demanding behavioural, conceptual and contextual consideration with a focus on hospitality and healthcare spaces under 5000 square feet.
    DESG-7020Interior Detailing 33
    This course further explores the materials and components addressed in previous detailing classes with application and documentation of custom designed pieces such as millwork and furnishings. Construction details, schedules and specifications for commercial and residential projects will be documented in drafting labs.
    MATS-7003Building Tech 2-Mech & Safety Systems3
    The second in a series of lecture and exploratory based studies on the mechanical and electrical components of a built environment, this course examines commercial building services including HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), plumbing, safety communications and security systems. Emphasis is placed on ecologically responsible choices. Way-finding and fire suppression and emergency systems will also be investigated.
    ENVR-7007Sustainable Practices 22
    This is the second of two courses investigating the issues and practices of sustainability and their relationship to the interior design and architecture practice. Students will collaborate and share accounts of successful adoption of sustainable practices in interior design studio courses, as well as current industry events or projects demonstrating leadership in sustainable practices. Students will further define specific issues in sustainable interior design including but not limited to: air pollution, urban sprawl, deforestation, environmental resource depletion, sick building syndrome, indoor air pollutants off-gassing and CO2 emissions, global warming with respect to reduction, minimization, and alternative solutions. Theo course incorporates the employment of sustainable practices to support the psychological and physiological well being of occupants of built environments through ecological accountability. Through class discussion, films, guest speakers and selected readings, students will explore the branding and images of sustainability, define objectives, determine systems and articulate cohesion of responsiveness, accountability and viability.
    COOP-1021Co-Op Educ. Employment Prep1
    This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.


    Group 6
    LEVEL 6
    DESG-7021Interior Design Studio 64
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependant on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Modelling a project team from a commercial setting, students will engage in a full semester project in collaboration with cross discipline students within the college. The project will also require industry mentorship from a recognized professional in either interior design or architecture. Research, analysis, programming and preliminary planning for a major design project forms the bulk of this studio course.
    HIST-7012Contemporary Design-Origins & Issues3
    This course will explore the development of contemporary design approaches and issues from the Enlightenment to the 21st century. The many critical issues that have evolved during this time period will be analyzed and connected to the work of contemporary designers. Insights into the very real connections between students studio work and relevant historical design approaches will be encouraged. Students will become familiar with specific works of the many important and relevant designers who have advanced the fields of Interior Design, Architecture, and Furniture Design, as well as advancements in painting and sculpture. The course is organized as a matrix of the specific historical development in four chronological units: The Enlightenment; The 19th Century; The 20th Century; and Contemporary Design, 1990-Present.
    BUSI-7002Professional Practices 12
    This course introduces students to professional values, attitudes and traits with a focus on corporate structure and culture, ethics, standard forms of agreement, marketing and professionalism. Emphasis is placed on the project portfolio and written communication. Students will work in teams modeled on industry standards to explore project documentation from marketing services through to close-out in a series of case studies.
    COMM-7016Design Communications 53
    This course is the fifth in a series of six applied learning courses, the completion of which will culminate in a full scope interior design project presentation. The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that students and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. Expanding on the techniques and software introduced in a previous modules, this course will focus on advanced computer-generated drawings for two and three-dimensional presentations with emphasis on the integration of design project presentation and documentation standards. Graphics computer media for three-dimensional presentation of design projects will be implemented with integration of manual and computer generated work. As the studio project is a collaborative effort with students from other disciplines, utilization of digital media for online collaboration will be employed. The exploration of modeling techniques and the use of graphics in the interior design field will be continued from Design Communications 4. Students will employ various software packages including AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and other platforms in three dimensionally animating a design studio project.
    DESG-7022Interdisciplinary Design Practices3
    This course recognizes that the role of the interior designer is continually expanding and that the work undertaken is becoming increasingly sophisticated, transdisciplinary, and collaborative. It aims to foster thoughtful consideration of the built environment through sensory experiences and personal interpretations of spatial volume and built form. The course of study will provide an exploration of related disciplines that support and are supported by the interior design field. Students will undertake two major projects demonstrating the processes associated with collaborative projects and the intersection between emerging technologies and human experience. Project based learning and hands-on workshop experiences will explore materiality, technology, and fabrication techniques as well as their impact on design and construction.


    Group 7
    LEVEL 7
    DESG-7023Interior Design Advanced Studio 14
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependant on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Students will be expected to utilize all theories and resources developed in preceding courses to produce an advanced space planning solution, and complete construction documentation for a major design problem. Demographic, economic, behavioural, conceptual and contextual consideration for a tiered educational facility will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative skills, research, critical analysis and incorporation of sustainable practices..
    EDUC-7005Interior Design Thesis-Research & Prog3
    Interior Design Thesis 1 provides students with the application of numerous facets of interior design research and investigation processes introduced in Research Methods. Opportunities will be created to allow students to explore quantitative and qualitative research as part of this course and to tie the knowledge obtained into their individual thesis projects in Interior Design Advanced Studio I and II. This course will support the students development of a thesis topic and breadth of project through exercises of self-reflection, critical awareness and analysis. By actively participating in projects, students will be able to understand the importance of interior design research and thus contribute to the interior design body of knowledge. Upon completion of this course, students will fulfill their developed and approved project proposals in an effective, viable and unique project solution in Advanced Studio 2. Students will seek and establish an industry mentor for support of their research and studio thesis project with the assistance of faculty.
    DESG-7024Interior Detailing 44
    The course covers advanced detailing, specification and scheduling of projects in support of design studio projects. Guest speakers, field studies in manufacturing facilities and investigation of emerging technologies affecting the scope of interior design will be examined.
    COMM-7017Design Communications 64
    This course is the final in a series of six applied learning courses, culminating in a best practices studio where students implement the manual, digital and software tools utilized in the previous courses. The multi-practice nature of the Design Communications series emphasizes that students and professionals must be proficient in all types of communication. All presentation aspects of the Design Studio Project will be analyzed, explored and styles defined and even exploited to uncover individual palettes of style, medium and expression. Works of respected artists, architects, designers and other innovative examples will be sourced and assessed for method and support of design ideas.


    Group 8
    LEVEL 8
    EDUC-7006Interior Design Advanced Studio 29
    Interior Design Studio is the core of the curriculum. It provides students with a virtual studio environment where industry practices and design theories are integrated into simulated projects. Collaboration, ideation, guided questioning and critical analysis using a recognized design process are emphasized at all levels of the studio. The studio learning environment provides a foundation for this practical experience. Short lectures on key design criteria of prescribed project scenarios are provided, but the direction of the class is dependant on the critical path defined by individual and team approaches. Synthesizing skills from all resources, practical and theoretical, developed throughout the program. Students will focus on development, refinement and presentation of a thesis project which will address all aspects of a non-residential or group use facility. This is an individual advanced strategy studio project requiring industry mentorship. Students will continue the relationship(s) established in Thesis 1. Students will work towards candidacy for thesis presentation. Students will utilize and expand upon the approved programming document from Interior Design Thesis Programming. Emphasis will be placed on appropriateness, supportive research, critical analysis and incorporation of sustainable practices as well as the innovation, functionality, creativity and communicative techniques of the thesis project design solution.
    MATS-7004Site Studies3
    This course will provide students with two distinct learning experiences. First, it will provide an opportunity to assess the use of design theory, methods, materials and practices employed by local designers and/or contractors in area projects. Students will visit a site at various stages of completion then present a synopsis of their research to peers using film, illustration and site documentation. Secondly, the students will have an opportunity to experience spatial quality and its manipulation, scale, presence, quality and relation to aid in research and site observation.
    BUSI-7003Professional Practices 22
    This course is a continuation of Professional Practices 1, with emphasis on project management and documentation. Portfolio management and personal/professional goal setting will be redefined as a follow up to the work placement experience.
    EDUC-7007Independent Study Project2
    Students will seek out an opportunity to work on a project of social merit that relates to their final thesis. Faculty will assist in coordination of new projects where necessary. Documentation of work will include communication with a client, a proposal, critical path, journal of experience and a presentation to peers and faculty. Appropriate ventures may include, but are not limited to: creating design projects that support vulnerable populations' needs, volunteer design services for a not-for-profit venue, workshops or teaching assistants in a high school programs or college linked to interior design or creating innovations that reinforce sustainable in history preservation and or product repurposing.


    Group 9
    Co-op Requirement
    Students Must Complete 1 Co-op Work Term
    COOP-BID1WBID1 Co-op Work Term1

    Non-Core Courses
    Take all of the following Mandatory (Non-Core) Courses:
    The Minimum Cumulative GPA for Non-Core courses is 2.0

    Group 1
    LEVEL 1
    INDS-7009Human Factors3
    This course examines factors of diversity and perception, which affect development and success of design solutions. Anthropometrics, ergonomics, human metabolism and homeostasis, as well as psychological, cultural, and social influences and interrelationships of built environment will be researched and analyzed by the students.


    Group 2
    LEVEL 4
    METH-7011Research Methods 14
    The purpose of this course is to equip the students with a knowledge and understanding of key concepts and methodologies associated with both qualitative and quantitative data analysis and research design. The course will focus on the fundamental skills required to assess data generated and collected. It will provide a process for applying the basic steps required in sorting, organizing, summarizing and describing variables as well as testing and measuring different sorts of linkages and associations between and among variables. Additionally, the course will analyze experimental designs, which are most effectively utilized in confirmatory research studies where the subject under investigation is well formulated, a theoretical paradigm exists to guide the research and testable hypotheses can be developed. These designs attempt to establish casual relationships between interventions and outcomes. The course will also investigate and interpret surveys, which are research designs used to asses and quantify the predominance of problems and needs within the community or client populations/cohorts, utilization of patterns of service delivery and consumer satisfaction. Measurement, sampling and statistical techniques relevant to both surveys and experimental design will be addressed. In addition to covering ethical protocol in research, the course will investigate the interpretation of results, the writing up of findings and effective communication of data.


    Group 3
    LEVEL 5
    METH-7012Research Methods 2-Statistics4
    This is an introductory course in statistics for degree students. Emphasis is on the application of statistical methods in design. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Students are introduced to multiple regression and time series as a significant application of statistics in design.


    Group 4
    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 9 General Education Elective Credits at the
    Introductory Level from three of the following subjects -
    Humanities, Social Science, Math, Science, Global Culture
    Normally taken in Levels 2, 3 and 4


    Group 5
    Take 9 General Education Elective Credits at the
    Upper Level (Non-Introductory) - Normally taken in
    Levels 5, 6 and 7


    Group 6
    Take 3 General Education Elective Credits
    at either the Introductory or Upper Level -
    Normally taken in Level 8

    Program Residency
    Students must complete a minimum of 39 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the program could become designers with interior design firms, architectural firms, or corporate institutions. They may also work as freelance designers or as architecture and design representatives with resource alliance suppliers. They will be able to design offices, hospitality, retail and institutional facilities, health care facilities and residential settings, incorporating sustainable practices as emphasized throughout the program.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Co-operative Education Program
    A Four-Year Honours Degree Program
    Program Code: BID1
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September Admission
    15 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Design: 519-452-4227

    Program Description

    Interior designers focus on the planning, design and detailing of interior space to improve the quality of people's physical environment. The four-year Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program covers both commercial and residential design, providing comprehensive treatment of all facets of interior design including research, problem analysis, concept development, design communication, drawings and specifications, technology, verbal and visual presentation methods, construction, and business practice. The courses develop students' skills as creative designers who can formulate, propose and execute creative design solutions for the physical, social and psychological needs of a changing society. Principles of environmental sustainability and socially responsible design are embedded throughout the courses.

    Other Information

    • The Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program at Fanshawe College is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).
    • Bachelor of Interior Design students are required to have a laptop for use in the classroom.  The computer should meet or exceed the minimum system requirements to run the latest version of Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit. Please check Autodesk’s website for the minimum system requirements and specifications for the most recent software versions.  Although a Mac will work in earlier years of the BID program, many students prefer a Windows based PC, as Revit only operates on Windows.  (Revit is introduced in the Winter term of 2nd year).

    Co-operative Education

    This four-year Honours Bachelor's degree program has one co-op work term. More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.
    President: P. Devlin, CMM, MSC, CD, HBA, MSS
    Senior Vice-President Academic Services: G. Lima, MA
    Vice-President Student Services: M. Beaudoin, BA, MLS
    Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design: H. Pearce, BJ, MDE, EdD
    Chair, School of Design: D. Morningstar, MEd
    Faculty:
    A. Bourne, PhD, MSc, MEd, B.I.D.
    M. Mastronardi, M.Int.Des
    C. Jordan, M.Arch
    D. Landry, MS.Arch
    N. Rowe, M.Int.Des

    Within the program, breadth courses are taught by a variety of faculty with graduate credentials in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences.

    Fanshawe College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to offer this degree program for a seven-year term starting November 2012. 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 time frame.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Solve design problems using analysis, synthesis, and creativity.

    2. Analyze the universality of design principles and elements.

    3. Produce sophisticated designs with character and quality of space.

    4. Integrate the principles of sustainability in creating design concepts.

    5. Assess the merits of a freethinking, random idea creative process in creating and delivering an inventive solution.

    6. Apply the principles and elements of design, line, rhythm, shape, colour, texture, proportion, etc.in design projects.

    7. Articulate the characteristics of an aesthetically pleasing built environment.

    8. Apply the criteria for method and material selection in design projects.

    9. Select appropriate materials and processes to achieve the technical and visual functionality of designs.

    10. Explain the relationship between aesthetic and utilitarian dimensions (form and function) of design solutions.

    11. Analyze the complexity of forces – economic, political, sociological and technological – which influence the design of the physical environment.

    12. Explain the relationship between human behaviour and the built environment and the implications in preparing design solutions.

    13. 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.

    14. Examine the technical issues which challenge interior design practice.

    15. Analyze the role of technology in the built environment through research, analysis and creative development.

    16. Employ appropriate conventions of measurement, scale, site measuring, drafting and volumetric manipulation through modeling.

    17. Employ new methods, materials, processes and technologies appropriate to interior design and explain their cultural, social and environmental implications.

    18. Interpret, develop and communicate ideas in the history, theory and practice of design.

    19. Analyze contemporary and historical art, architecture and design issues.

    20. Explain and foster the interrelationships between interior design and other art, design and built environment fields.

    21. Analyze and confidently employ appropriate business ethics and professional practices of the design industry.

    22. Interpret the elements of a successful design practice, from business conception through to profit reporting.

    23. Evaluate the significance of --Right to Practice legislation, and issues of debate such as ethics, potential conflicts, liability and constraints.

    24. Articulate and synthesize knowledge and understanding, attributes and skills in effective ways in the contexts of creative practice, employment, further study, research and self-fulfillment.

    25. Design, represent and communicate high quality interior design propositions of varying size, scope and complexity.

    26. Source, navigate, select, retrieve, evaluate manipulate and manage information from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary.

    27. Select and employ appropriate visual languages to investigate, analyze, interpret, develop and articulate ideas for two and three-dimensional projects.

    28. Analyze information and experiences; formulate independent judgments and articulate reasoned arguments through reflection, review and evaluation.

    29. Conduct an academically structured, sustained and well-supported argument around a design issue.

    30. Employ effective and professional communication skills and techniques to interact, negotiate and undertake collaborative efforts.

    31. Manage open and reflective discussion of one‘s work in an open studio environment, with audiences, clients, end-users and team members.

    32. Anticipate and accommodate change and work within the contexts of ambiguity, uncertainty and unfamiliarity.

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

    34. Adhere to the laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices that protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

    35. Employ observation and rationalization skills in the development of problem solving criteria.

    36. Employ both convergent and divergent thinking in the process of observation, investigation, speculative enquiry, ideation and implementation of design solutions.

    37. Employ selectivity in the refinement and critique of potential design solutions.

    38. Reflect critically and evaluate whether a particular area falls within the student‘s scope of practice and whether they have sufficient depth of knowledge and practical experience to take on the project with their own resources or in collaboration with other consultants.

    39. Formulate a cogent theoretical rationale for design and the contribution the individual can bring to it.

    40. Implement the Design Process to demonstrate how it lies at the basis of critical thinking in this domain.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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