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Bachelor of Interior Design

The Bachelor of Interior Design program balances creativity with sensible design thinking for the living environment. Part of student learning includes interior design studios where students develop their technical capabilities as well as presentation, project and team collaboration skills.

Students gain additional hands-on, practical experience through a Mandatory Work Placement, scheduled to occur in the summer (May to August) between Year 3 and Year 4. The degree standard is 14 consecutive weeks of full-time paid employment (minimum 420 hours), although unpaid work arrangements will be considered.

All work term requirements must be successfully completed in order for students to advance to Semester 8.

Work/Study Sequence

  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Mandatory Work Placement
Year 4 Semester 7 Semester 8  



Work Placement Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Successful completion of all core courses to the end of Semester 6; and
  • Successful completion of Work Preparation sessions in conjunction with Professional Practices (INTD 3506 Semester 5).

International Students

In addition to the Eligibility Requirements listed above, International students must obtain a Canadian Co-op Work Permit (CWP) prior to commencing work. In a Degree program with a Mandatory Work Placement, you will receive a letter from Humber, to be used in your application for the CWP, which you can apply for when you apply for your Study Permit. You may also apply after you arrive at Humber.

Note: Proof of application for the CWP is required to access work placement opportunities in the online job board. For additional information on the CWP application process, please visit Humber’s International Office at

Student Skills and Capabilities

Computer aided drafting & design (AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator Design theories, sustainable practices Interior detailing Contemporary design Building technology and mechanical safety systems Research methods

Typical Industry Sectors

Interior design firms, architectural firms, corporate offices, and facilities management departments