Recognized by ARIDO and IDC, and accredited by CIDA, Sheridan’s Interior Design degree program will prepare you for an exciting career.
Practical hands-on training
- 2D and 3D computer software, including AUTOCAD, SketchUp, Revit and other design software.
- Project management skills.
- Sustainability and socially responsible practices.
- 4-month co-op semester.
- Building systems and construction knowledge.
A professional learning environment
At Sheridan, we've applied interior design principles to our own learning environments. Our studios are designed to look and feel like professional spaces, rather than classrooms. Interior design is a mobile computing program, which means you'll have unlimited access to software, class lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, reading lists, assignment outlines, and all other course resources.
Annual field trips
We organize an annual field trip to New York, plus occasional trips to Chicago and other locations. You'll even have an opportunity to take courses in Italy throughout the Spring/Summer session.
ARIDO-recognized and CIDA-accredited program
Sheridan's innovative Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program has always kept pace with rising professional standards in the interior design industry. Our program is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Outstanding career preparation
Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program will provide the practical, hands-on training and creative approach that we built our reputation on, while also introducing more theoretical and research components.
Above all, you'll learn by doing. You'll work with practicing interior design professionals who have extensive industry experience. You'll also get a hands-on interior design education, graduating with an applied degree and a set of skills that translate directly to the workplace.
You'll enter the job market with advanced knowledge of AUTOCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and other relevant software. As well, you'll be prepared to write construction specifications and to read and apply the Ontario Building Code (OBC), along with other relevant codes and legislation. You'll also have a 14-week work placement under your belt, completed at the end of your third year at Sheridan.
Student achievement data
The interior design program leading to the Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Honours Bachelor of Interior Design degree granted by Sheridan College meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). Learn more about NCIDQ Exam eligibility.
Sheridan provides the following student achievement data in accordance with our CIDA accreditation:
- It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 18 credits per semester four years (8 semesters) to complete the degree program.
Student attrition and retention
- 97% of the students enrolled in Winter 2018 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2018 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 3%.
- 95% of the students enrolled in Winter 2017 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2017 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 5%.
- 97% of the students enrolled in Winter 2016 (Years 1, 2 and 3) returned in Fall 2016 to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, putting attrition at 3%.
- Of the students graduating in 2017, 70% graduated in 4 years.
- Of the students graduating in 2016, 64% graduated in 4 years.
Job placement rates
- 71% of the class of 2017 (those surveyed) were able to find employment after graduation in interior design or a related field, as reported in the 2018 KPI Graduate Employment survey.
- 88% of the class of 2016 (those surveyed) were able to find employment after graduation in interior design or a related field, as reported in the 2017 KPI Graduate Employment survey.
Acceptance into graduate programs
- 2 out of 33 students who graduated in 2017 (those surveyed) applied for graduate school, and both were accepted, as reported in the 2018 KPI survey.
- 3 out of 30 students who graduated in 2016 (those surveyed) applied for graduate school, and all were accepted, as reported in the 2017 KPI survey.
Data source: The above information was collected using institutional records and annual Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys.
Honours Baccalaureate Degree
- 4 yrs (8 semesters)
- Program code: PBAID
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