Bachelor of Interior Design granted CIDA Accreditation

Burnaby, April 18, 2017 – After a rigorous vetting process, the BCIT Bachelor of Interior Design program has been granted their official Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

With this accreditation, BCIT joins other esteemed post-secondary’s across Canada, the US, and around the world. This respected accreditation is an important step in the process for Interior Design graduates who are working towards their Registered Interior Design (RID) designation. In BC, earning an RID designation signifies that the successful candidate has the required education, exams, and experience to practice as a professional.

“We are pleased and excited to be awarded CIDA Accreditation,” says Bachelor of Interior Design Program Head, Tiia Manson. “CIDA accreditation gives our graduates and future employers across North America the confidence that this BCIT program provides the skills and knowledge needed for real-world practice in Interior Design.”

13 thoughts on “Bachelor of Interior Design granted CIDA Accreditation”

  1. Hi,
    I have done two years full time diploma in Interior designing from India & now I want to complete my degree for more detail knowledge & to improve my skills in designing. Currently I am staying in India but I’ll be moving to Canada very soon as my visa is already under process. Can you please guide me with program details.


    Aarti deshmukh

  2. Hello, I’m receiving my diploma in interior design this January and would like to complete the degree program with BCIT. I was wondering if I could set a meeting with someone to speak about more details and find out what classes will be transferable.

    Thank you

  3. Hi,
    I am considering BCIT to start my interior design program, and would like to attend and information session/ tour.
    How can I schedule one?
    Is there an online link to the upcoming sessions?

  4. Hi,
    I’m 35 and I have my bachelor degree in computer software engineering from my home country Iran, and I’m working as an interior designer by experience for 5 years.
    As I’m moving to BC and I have got my PR,I’d love to study bachelor of interior design in BCIT.
    Can you please guide me .

  5. Hi,
    I have a bachelor degree in Architecture engineering and a master degree in Interior Architecture from Tehran University (Iran). Moreover, I have 3 years of professional working experience in my home country as an architect and interior designer. I am really excited to continue my education at BCIT in Canada. Which programme do you recommend me to apply? Am I eligible to apply directly to the Bachelor of interior design?

    • Hi Ali, BCIT offers a four-year, accredited Bachelor of Interior Design, with both full-time and part-time study options. The first year of study is designed as a foundation year (Certificate). Students who complete the 2nd year of the program will obtain a Diploma. Students will receive a Bachelor Degree after completion of the four-year program.
      Please connect with our International Student Centre for more information on eligibility for studying in Canada and applying to BCIT

  6. Hi dear Mr/Mrs;
    I have got diploma in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Vancouver (Ai). I was wondering if I can talk to an advisor regarding to both BCIT’s Bachelor in the same program, also to find out which courses or how many credits are transferable.



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