Interior Design FAQ’s


QUESTION

CAT – INTERIOR DESIGN DIPLOMA PROGRAM

BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAM

Will I be able to practice Interior Design? Yes Yes
How soon can I work in the Industry? 2 years 4 years
Will I be able to write the NCIDQ Exam? Yes Yes
Can I become a member of a provincial Interior Design Association? Yes-Associate Member Yes-Registered Member
Do I need to be a Registered Interior Designer in BC in order to practice? No No
Student to instructor ratio?  1/12 students  1/20+ students
What is the average cost of tuition including living expenses?

* Numbers are approximate

**Living expenses calculated at $1000/month

 $59,800

 

 $76,000

Based on $250/credit at Kwantlen University

Do I have to take electives outside of my discipline?  No  Yes
Do I have to pay for parking, photocopying and printing?

 

 No*

*Extra fees apply if student limit is exceeded

 Yes

 

How soon until I can start earning a living?  2 years  4 years
Graduation Rate? 

 

 89%*

*Based on previous 2 graduation classes

 85%

 

Will I receive Industry and Instructor mentorship?  Yes  Yes
 Do I receive work experience in the program?  Yes  Yes

* Please note all numbers are approximate and are subject to change.