Bachelor of Applied Interior Design

Bachelor of Applied Interior Design (Admission Suspended)


Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Interior Design has been suspended and Mount Royal is no longer accepting new applications. Applications are only available to the Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) degree. 

To provide a supportive and effective learning environment where interior design students explore the design and construction of spatial environments. A holistic framework supports design that considers the safety, health and well-being of the people who interact with and within built environments. 

The Bachelor of Applied Interior Design has been designed to provide the skills and experience required in professional practice. Mount Royal University's respected interior design degree has the distinction of being one of only five CIDA accredited undergraduate programs in Canada. This rigorous certification means that students are ensured of an extremely high quality educational program. In order to become a registered or licensed interior designer in Canada, interior design graduates must be from a CIDA accredited program.

Mount Royal's Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree prepares students for this dynamic profession through a combination of theory, studio-based projects and paid work experience through Directed Field Studies.

Awards and Scholarships

The strong bond between Mount Royal and the design community has resulted in industry-supported student awards and scholarships ― 35 scholarships are awarded each year, totaling more than $35,000.

Program Overview

  • Design skills, theory, and process
  • Construction detailing and specification
  • Design communication: drawing, model-making, presentations, (manual and computer generated)
  • Universal design
  • Building systems and codes
  • Business ethics and principles
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines

Further education

Some graduates have used their Mount Royal University degree to pursue master’s programs in interior design, environmental studies, architecture, visual communication and business.