The Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program provides the practical, hands-on training and creative approach that Sheridan College is celebrated for, while also introducing more theoretical and research components.
The program is recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Focused on preparing students for careers in design, studios are designed to look and feel like professional spaces, rather than classrooms.
Students work with practicing interior design professionals who have extensive industry experience. The Sheridan College program also offers a hands-on interior design education, preparing graduates with an applied degree and a set of skills that translate directly to the workplace. Graduating students enter the job market with advanced knowledge of AUTOCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and other relevant software.
As well, students write construction specifications and learn to read and apply the Ontario Building Code (OBC), along with other relevant codes and legislation. A 14-week work placement under — completed at the end of the third year — offers a valuable opportunity for workplace experience before graduation.
The Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design program provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to craft and design. Students major in one of five studios of their choice while building skills in four other disciplines (textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass blowing). Collaboration with students and faculty from across all five studios is made possibly through interdisciplinary projects that bring together a range of expertise and experiences to explore the potential of contemporary art, craft and design.
Sheridan’s Industrial Design program provides the tools to create smart, innovative and meaningful design. Students go through the entire design process — from research to finished product — looking at design problems and learning to imagine, develop and test solutions for specific audiences.
Working with the program’s other studios, students connect design with creation, making for a broader knowledge base. Exposure to the latest technologies provides a springboard for success in the industrial design industry, with access to Sheridan’s state-of-the-art FAB LAB (with 3D printers and laser cutters). Combining advanced digital fabrication methods and hand processes, the collaborative program also emphasizes interactions with faculty and students in other studios, ensuring a diverse skill set — and a strong base for a rewarding career.
The first program of its kind in Canada. A balance of theoretical studies and practical hands-on opportunities will prepare students for work in all areas of practice in the growing field of Experiential Design.
The way in which we interact with our surroundings has changed. Demand is growing for designers who can create multi-sensory physical environments that communicate. This revolutionary program is the first Experiential Design degree in Canada to respond to that need. Students learn holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design.
Mentorship from professional experiential designers throughout the four years of our program helps students build a network of industry contacts before graduation. The professional mentorship is complemented by internship and employment opportunities with local, national and international organizations in a variety of sectors, including: Urban and civic, Transportation, Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Culture, Health care, Recreation and Retail.