The First-professional program is directed towards those interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design practice. The program:
emphasizes the creation of human-centered and context-based design solutions that respond to the needs of contemporary life
is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly F.I.D.E.R.)
requires a minimum of two full years of study to complete
The Post-professional program is directed to those who already hold a first-professional degree in Interior Design. The program:
has a research orientation and is intended to further knowledge in specific areas of the discipline
is an opportunity for in-depth research based on a foundation of Design Inquiry Methods and may take the form of a written thesis or project
requires a minimum of one and one half years of full-time study to complete
The Interior Design Department at the University of Manitoba has a long established reputation for excellence and leads Canada in the development of the first Professional Masters degree in Interior Design. The Department is one of four professional Master’s level programs in the Faculty of Architecture. The interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty enables students to draw from a wide range of expertise to develop a focus specific to their areas of interest.
The Department faculty’s teaching and research expertise and interests include the following areas: Workplace environments; Universal access; Cultural Theory; Design Theory; Design activism; Design education; Design research.
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)