Environmental Design: Interior Design Specialization
The Interior Design Specialization at OCAD University is part of the Environmental Design program. Students interested in all types of spatial design progress together throughout the program. There are 4 identified courses and a specific Interior Design thesis course that the students in the Interior Design Specialization are required to take, aside from the courses all Environmental Design students study. The Environmental Design: Interior Design Specialization is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Environmental Design/Interior Design Specialization utilizes Respectful Design as a philosophical base by aiming to create environments and experiences that take into account both built and organic structures.
Students will follow a curriculum that recognizes and values inclusivity and empowers the rich diversity of Canada’s different demographics. This curriculum recognizes the consequence of our architectural and cultural histories.
In this program, students will cultivate innovative and conceptual leadership abilities within the fields of Interior Design and Environmental Design based upon cultural and contextual knowledge, theory, philosophy and conceptual knowledge, creative process, communication skills and professional practice.
Student Achievement Data
Ontario College of Art and Design, Faculty of Design, Environmental Design Program – Interior Design Specialization, Bachelor of Design Degree
Student Attrition and Retention
(As per the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange [CSRDE] definition; percentage of first-time, first-year, full-time students returning from fall count to fall count. Based on institutional records.)
87% of those students who were registered as a first-time, first-year, full-time Environmental Design student as at the November count date in 2017 were registered as students at OCAD University as at the November count date in 2018, putting attrition at 13%.
88% of those students who were registered as a first-time, first-year, full-time Environmental Design student as at the November count date in 2016 were registered as students at OCAD University as at the November count date in 2017, putting attrition at 12%
(As per Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange [CSRDE] definition; percentage of first-time, first-year, full-time students as of the fall count date who graduated within six years. Based on institutional records)
As of 2018, 65% of students who had registered as a first-year, full-time Environmental Design student in 2013 had graduated within 6 years.
Acceptance into graduate programs
Based on the 2018 Alumni Survey sent to graduating students of the program 6 months after graduation (by OCAD University Career Development) 9% of students that responded to the survey who graduated in 2018 applied for graduate school, and 100% of those students were accepted in to the graduate programs they applied to.
Schools and programs our graduates are in or have graduated from are:
- Aalto University, Finland, MArch
- Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland, Master of Fine Art
- Columbia University, New York, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, MArch
- Dalhousie University, Halifax, MArch
- Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT, Chicago, MArch
- Lund University, Sweden, Faculty of Engineering, Masters in Urban Design, Sustainable Urban Design
- McGill University, Montreal, MArch