Interior Design, Bachelor | Vancouver Island University | Nanaimo, Canada
48 months
19227 CAD/year
4798 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you dream in style, colour and HGTV? VIU’s Bachelor of Interior Design Degree from Vancouver Island University is for passionate creatives looking for an experiential program that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of interior design. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Taught in studios, labs and in the field through internships, students take their passion for style, interior decorating, texture and aesthetics and turn it into a fun career creating exceptional spaces, designed for everyday living. To learn more about career paths available to graduates, see the Interior Design program website, linked above.

The Bachelor of Interior Design from Vancouver Island University  combines theory with specialized knowledge and the development of proficiencies relative to the profession of interior design. It is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in this creative multi-faceted discipline. 

Interior designers work in all areas of the built environment including residential, office, retail, hospitality, and Institutional settings to create interior spaces that are "functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive".  

The program provides a balanced range of theoretical, intellectual, communication, experiential, applied and other skills, needed to deal effectively with the responsibilities of interior design professional life. 

The interior design curriculum features lecture, studio, critique, and computer lab instruction; independent and collaborative projects; formal and informal presentations; field trips; an internship and a final major project spanning two semesters. The foundation courses and elective study provide an excellent foundation and structure for lifelong learning and ensures that students develop quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Drafting 

  • CAD for Interior Designers

  • History of Art and Design

  • Design Process 

  • Interior Design Materials

  • Illustration and Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 12 with minimum “C” grade for students enrolling in English 115.

  • A minimum "C" grade in one of Principles of Mathematics 11, Applications of Mathematics 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 11.

  • All students seeking enrolment in the Bachelor of Interior Design program must have an interview with the Faculty Selection Committee prior to admission.

  • A 100-300 word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in the program and indicating research about the profession;

  • A resume; 

  • 2 - 3 Original black and white drawings in a variety of media.

  • 2 - 3 Original paintings or illustrations in a variety of media demonstrating the use of colour.

  • Original collages or mixed-media pieces exploring specific themes.

  • Photographs, slides, and/or digital files of three-dimensional artwork such as installation, sculpture, and pottery.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19227 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19227 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4798 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4798 CAD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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