The Interior Design Department at the University of

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Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Manitoba 500 University Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA


he Interior Design Department at the University of Manitoba has a long established reputation for excellence and leadership, having celebrated 50 years of Interior Design education in 1999. The Department established the first Bachelors degree in Canada and currently offers the only First-professional Masters level program in Canada. The Department of Interior Design is one of four professional masters level programs in the Faculty of Architecture. The multi-disciplinary Faculty enables students to draw from a wide range of expertise to develop a focus specific to their areas of interest. The Department offers two Master of Interior Design streams: 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. The program requires a minimum of two full years of study to complete.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Interior Design or Environmental Design (Interior Environment Option) are eligible for direct admission to the First-professional


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Masters program. Applicants with degrees in other design fields will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with degrees in fields unrelated to design are required to complete a Pre-masters program of study. Applicants with a first-professional degree in Interior Design from a recognized university are eligible for admission to the Post-professional Masters program. Application guidelines may be obtained on-line at studies/prospective/admissions/

Master of Interior Design graduates are qualified to work nationally and internationally at the forefront of their profession, with a skill- set that includes strategic thinking, entrepreneurship, a research orientation and an ethical and environmentally responsible frame of reference. Professionalism and an understanding of contemporary practice informs core curriculum. There are opportunities for international and cross-cultural study through exchange programs and intersession studios. The First-professional program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Graduates normally proceed to certification from the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and membership in a professional Interior Design association. 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. The program requires a minimum of one and one half years of full time study to complete. All applicants must meet the general admission and entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Graduates of Honours (four year undergraduate degree or equivalent) programs from recognized colleges and universities, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study are eligible for admission to a program of study leading to a Masters degree.

Department and Faculty Resources
Visiting Lecturers and Exhibitions
Visiting scholars, artists and practitioners representing the Canadian and international design community support the academic programs in the Faculty of Architecture. The Faculty also has its own gallery with an annual program of local, national and international exhibitions.

Department of Interior Design 201 Russel Building University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 p: (204) 474-6948 f: (204) 474-7532 web:

Admissions Information

The Faculty of Architecture is housed in two main buildings on the Fort Garry campus - the John A. Russell Architecture Building (JAR) and the Architecture 2 Building. The Architecture and Fine Arts Library serves both the Faculty of Architecture and the School of Art. The library contains an extensive collection of books, journals, periodicals, maps and plans and videos and slides. The Product Catalogue Collection contains a collection of interior and architectural materials and provides current product information. Resources to support teaching and research are also


available at other University of Manitoba libraries, located at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. The Faculty of Architecture CADlab has two open area computer labs along with a new media research area. A fully staffed and equipped Woodshop and assembly room is available for student use.

• PIDIM Prize • Tamara Kucey Memorial Scholarship (SMED) • Donald Dunklee Awards in Architecture and Interior Design • Corrigill Scholarship • Joan Harland Scholarship • Jean M. Pearen Scholarship • R.A.C. Memorial Scholarship • Donald Dunklee Awards in Architecture and Interior Design • Victoria Catherine Hull Memorial Award • Barbara C. Poole Bursary in Interior Design • John A. Russell Alumni Bursary • Steelcase Prize for Design Excellence • Teknion/Global (IDCF) Fellowship (available to Post-professional students) • PIDIM Medal • Faculty of Architecture Medal in Interior Design Information about University of Manitoba awards available to fund graduate education may be obtained at

About the University of Manitoba
he University of Manitoba (est. 1877) is the largest, most comprehensive and only research-intensive post-secondary educational institution in Manitoba. The University attracts the brightest students and Faculty from around the world. Located in the heart of Canada, Winnipeg is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country with nearly 100 languages represented. Winnipeg’s climate of four contrasting seasons provides a multitude of outdoor activities to be explored. The campus is fully networked, and hosts over 40 Research Centres and Institutes. The 13 branch Research Library Facility ensures all of the information you need for your studies is at your fingertips. Access to reasonably-priced on- and off-campus housing makes the U of M one of the most affordable universities to study at in Canada. The University of Manitoba (U of M) attracts exceptional scholars to its 18 Faculties and 4 Schools and provides a world-class education in the Social, Medical, Natural and Applied Sciences, as well as Engineering, the Arts and Humanities. Programming in over 80 disciplines at the graduate level lead to 82 Master’s degrees and 51 Ph.D.’s including: business management, engineering, agricultural and nutritional sciences, social sciences and humanities, education, physical and earth sciences, medical and life sciences and exciting


interdisciplinary opportunities. International students at the U of M have exclusive graduate funding opportunities available throughout their graduate program including entrance scholarships, bursaries and graduate fellowships.

An aerial view of the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba, situated on a bow of the Red River.