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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    Nine months, full-time, beginning in September, after completion of the Interior Design certificate and 6.0 credits of General Education electives.

  • Tuition Levels (approx)

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates

    $2,500 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    A laptop computer, with sufficient memory to run programs such as AutoCAD, Sketch Up and Photoshop, is required, but is not included in the above cost estimate.

    A non-compulsory 3-5 day field trip in the spring term, costing approximately $1000, is not included in the cost estimate. A passport or visa may be required for field trips.

  • Credentials
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 15th.*

*or next business day

Contact Info

BCIT_Interior_Design_FTS@bcit.ca

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 3. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with a combination of:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Outstanding portfolio content
  • Highly developed skills in space analysis and problem solving

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Step 2: Department assessment

All applications will be reviewed by the program area. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Portfolio to include seven (7) pieces of work which demonstrates a variety of skills and current resume.
    • No more than three (3) pieces should be from BCIT interior design course work.. Other pieces may include, but are not limited to photography, fashion design, painting, drawing, sculpture, real- life design projects, graphic design, or any piece which demonstrates a well-developed design aesthetic.

    • Students who wish to use an assignment which includes many pieces, should show only the best pieces of that assignment, format them appropriately, and count the entire ensemble as one piece (e.g. three (3) pages of work from one studio project counts as one piece of work).

    • Portfolio size is 12" x 18". Work should be reduced to fit this format.

    • Do not submit originals. It is recommended that you take photographs or scans of your work. BCIT is not responsible for lost work.

    • Presentation should be clear, neat, and professional. Label each page and provide a brief description for each item of work presented. This description should also explain the significance of each submitted piece.

    • Portfolio to be submitted to the Program Assistant's office at the Burnaby Campus (NE1-308) between the hours of 8:30-12:00 or 13:00-15:30, Monday-Friday by April 15th. No later than 3:30pm.

  • A charrette, a small design project, will be given to all applicants the first Sunday in May from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Attendance is mandatory. Students are to meet at NE1-305 at 8:45am. Students are to bring a roll of 18" trace paper, drafting pencil, sharpener, tape, imperial scale, triangle (s), highlighters and black felt pens (different line thickness). Students should bring their own lunch as the cafeteria is not open.

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Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 3. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

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