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Interior Design

Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Attend classes with a 1:20 professor to student ratio ― receive personalized feedback and help on projects and assignments.

Industry paid internship ― graduate prepared for the career of your choice with 450 hours of paid experience.

Interior Design students' society ― gain studio design and networking experience through extra-curricular activities.

Create environments that shape how we live, work, play and learn. Informed by theories of design, an understanding of building systems and the application of technology, you will develop critical design thinking skills. Through assignments, exercises and studio-based projects, apply and expand your design abilities.

Mount Royal has offered the Bachelor of Applied Interior Design degree, a Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited program, for more than 15 years. To become a registered or licensed interior designer in Canada, applicants must have graduated from a CIDA accredited program. Learn more about our program accreditation.

Career possibilities

  • Interior designer (interior design or architectural firms)
  • Facility planner
  • Manufacturer’s representative
  • Design consultant (home builder, developer or retail)

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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A redesigned room within the Children's Reading Place and Book Bank.

Interior design students create cozy reading nooks for kids

Inglewood the home of Calgary Reads' Children's Reading Place and Book Bank

Mount Royal Interior Design alumnus Michael Parker

Interior Design alumnus receives Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award

Parker thanks Mount Royal for giving him a solid foundation in the 1970s

A Mount Royal University Interior Design student working in the Interior Design studio

Big moves towards smaller living

Interior designers adapt to changes in the cultural, social and political environment

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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