Vancouver Island University, Bachelor of Interior Design
(Information from 2015 and 2016 Graduating Classes) 

Job Placement:

(Information is based on 24 out of 27 graduates. We were unable to contact 3).  

  • 17/24 (71%) of our contacted students who graduated in 2015 and 2016 are employed in interior design or design related professions.
    (9 in design consulting, 4 in kitchen design, 1 in architectural drafting, 1 in graphic design, and 2 in related product sales)
     
  • 3/24 (12.5%) of our contacted students are currently looking for design related work

  • 1/24 (4.25%) of our contacted students are employed in an unrelated area

Other:

  • 2/24 (8.5%) of our contacted students are travelling in Europe & Australia
  • 1/24 (4.25%) of our contacted students was accepted into a Master’s program in Interior Design

Places of Employment:

Below is a sampling of the various firms where the 2015 / 2016 cohort currently work:

  • Creative Spaciz, Victoria, BC
  • KM Interior Design, Victoria, BC
  • Monk Office Furniture, Victoria, BC
  • Java Design, Landford, BC
  • Interior Design Group, Nanaimo, BC
  • Viceroy Homes, Vancouver, BC
  • Karoleena Homes, Ocean Falls, BC
  • IKEA Kitchen, Richmond, BC
  • Mid Island Cabinets, Victoria, BC
  • Classic Kitchens, Parksville, BC
  • Specialty Hardware, Victoria, BC
  • Julian Tile, Langley, BC
  • Home Depot Kitchens, Edmonton, AB

Student Retention:

The cohort that graduated in 2015 was admitted with 16 students in 2011.
8 dropped in 1st year and 2 transferred in to 2nd year.  Retention 63% 

The cohort that graduated in 2016 was admitted in 2012 with 23 students.
2 dropped in 1st year and 2 transferred in to 2nd year.  Retention 100% 

Graduation Rates:

Of the students graduating in 2015, 7 of the 18 who started at VIU or transferred to VIU, graduated in 4 years. 1 of 18 graduated in 3 years. 2 of the 18 are graduating this year, 2017, after 5 years.

Of the students graduating in 2016, 19 of the 23 who started at VIU or transferred to VIU graduated in 4 years. 4 of the 23 are graduating this year, 2017, after 5 years.

Acceptance into Graduate Programs:

One student from the 2015 graduating class was accepted into a Graduate Program in Interior Design.

Two students from the 2016 graduating class who are currently working are planning to apply to a Graduate school for Architecture.

Internships:

Our students participate in paid Internships during the summer between 3rd and 4th year. Below is a sampling of firms that employed our students - summer 2016.

  • David Coulson Design, Duncan, BC
  • MODLUX Interiors, Campbell River, BC
  • Number TEN Architectural Group, Victoria, BC
  • DesignLaB Interiors, Vancouver, BC
  • Ealing Council Built Environment Surveying Team, UK
  • QuatrefoilsOrganic Architect
  • Merrick Architecture, Victoria, BC
  • HDR Architecture, Victoria, BC
  • The Interior Design Group, Nanaimo, BC
  • Kristin Balter Designs, Vancouver, BC
  • Design One Stevens Interiors, Victoria, BC
  • Classic Home Improvements, Victoria, BC
  • Brooks Corning, Vancouver, BC
  • J. Ennis Fabrics, Vancouver, BC
  • BLOCK Residential Interior Design, Parksville, BC
  • Green by Design Construction, Nanaimo, BC

 

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