Interior Design Intensive

The Interior Design Intensive (CDID 999) offers you the unique opportunity to gain a solid foundation in interior design and earn a Certificate in Fundamentals of Interior Design in an intensive 14-week program in the Spring/Summer term. This unique fast-track program covers all required theory, drafting, space planning, and communications courses, as well as pre-selected electives.

This program’s combination of theory-based learning and building of hands-on skills will prepare you for your next step in your design career, including opportunities for portfolio building. It includes studio and classroom access, as well as access to other services. Ongoing instructor and academic coordinator counselling will support your path to success.

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To enrol in individual courses that are part of the Interior Design Intensive (as opposed to the entire certificate program), consult the individual course links listed below in ‘Certificate and Course Information’ for scheduling options.

Who should enrol in CDID 999?

Interior designers work in a dynamic, imaginative, and complex industry combining technological knowledge with artistic vision. This intensive program is intended for individuals interested in the fundamentals of interior design:

  • those who are considering interior design as a possible career and are prepared to enter a full-time interior design program upon completion of the certificate
  • those who have a general interest in interior design
  • those who would like to complete the certificate within one intensive 14-week time period
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Certificate and Course Information

The courses in the Interior Design Intensive program include the following courses (four required and three pre-selected electives) necessary to complete the Certificate in Fundamentals of Interior Design:

  • CDID 150 Interior Design: Design Theory
  • CDID 151 Interior Design: Interior Design I: Drafting
  • CDID 152 Interior Design: Interior Design I: Space Planning
  • CDID 157 Interior Design: Kitchen and Bathroom Design
  • CIRC 112 Interior Design: Introduction to Digital Communication
  • CIRC 113 Interior Design: Introduction to Visual Communication
  • CIRH 101 Interior Design: History of Interior Design 1850 - Present

Ready to enrol?

Class size is limited. Visit Interior Design Intensive (CDID 999) for intensive dates, fees, and enrolment.

Note: For those interested in enrolling in individual components of the Interior Design Intensive (as opposed to the entire certificate program), see the individual course links listed above for Spring/Summer scheduling options.

If you want to take additional related courses, you may do so in other terms. Visit Interior Design to see which electives and workshops are currently offered.

Program Design

Lecture and coursework are scheduled for four days a week over three months (14 weeks). The fifth day is a self-study/group work day. All classes will be held on campus, but field trips may also be included.

Sample Schedule: Spring/Summer 2018

The planned course delivery schedule (subject to change) for the Interior Design Intensive is as follows:

SPRINGTIMES
(approx.)
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY
Late
afternoon
2:00 p.m.–
5:00 p.m.
StudyCDID 151StudyCDID 151
BreakOne hour
Evening6:00 p.m.–
9:00 p.m.
CDID 150CIRC 113CDID 150CIRC 113
SUMMERTIMES
(approx.)
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY
Late
afternoon
2:00 p.m.–
5:00 p.m.
CIRC 112CDID 152CIRC 112CDID 152
BreakOne hour
Evening6:00 p.m.–
9:00 p.m.
CIRH 101CDID 157CIRH 101CDID 157

Useful Links

The following links will assist you in planning your spring/summer studies at The Chang School:

Ready to enrol?

Class size is limited. You may enrol in person (350 Victoria Street), by mail, or online. Consult Enrolment or contact us with your enrolment queries.
Note: To gain access to priority enrolment, students should register in the certificate program in advance of the priority enrolment period.

For More Information

For further information, contact Winnie Leung, Academic Coordinator.
Email: w3leung@ryerson.ca

For general information or to register, contact The Chang School.
Email: ce@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416.979.5035

Please note that the deadline for registering in this intensive program is April 19, 2019. You are strongly encouraged to register early. If you will be travelling from outside of Toronto to attend the program, please contact Ana Abreu at aabreu@ryerson.ca before making any travel or accommodation arrangements so that she may confirm the program status.