|What's a creative assignment? Why do I need to send one?|
Once you have applied, you will be sent the assignment. You finish it and send it back.
The creative assignment is something for both you and us.
It isn’t a big project. There are 7 small assignments. One is a statement of intent where you tell us why you want to be an interior designer and any plans you might have. You’ll also share your creative past.
This exercise shows your aptitude, interest and ability. Just flex your creative muscles.
|Do I need a laptop?|
We recommend a PC based laptop with specific system requirements so you can work with current versions of software. Requirements are sent out with acceptance letters as they are updated each year.
You don't need to purchase Microsoft Office.
Even better, you may install Office 365 on up to 5 devices for your personal use, as long as you're a Lakeland student.
Learn more on the lakeland edu email page.
|Can I bring my own supplies?|
|There are drafting and graphics kits available for purchase through our bookstore in addition to textbook requirements. A short list of other suggested items is sent in your acceptance package.|
|What is the NKBA?|
|The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the kitchen and bath industry across North America. Lakeland offers a fully accredited NKBA program and we are chartered as a 'founding member'. This status grants our students free NKBA student memberships to begin networking in the industry.|
|What other certifications can I earn?|
We are a fully accredited program by the NKBA. So you can sit for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) exam within six months of graduation, free of charge. That means you can use that credential.
You can also go on to earn a degree. Currently we have an agreement Yorkville University. Check the details in the further study tab.
|Is there a practicum?|
|You’ll have a mandatory 8-week practicum. ID450 Interior Design Practicum is your final course. It starts after classes and exams, usually in early May. It must be completed to graduate. Placements are coordinated between you and an instructor.|
|Are there any field trips?|
|In your first year you’ll travel for a one night stay to either Calgary or Edmonton to tour industry showrooms.
In 2nd year you travel to Toronto, Ontario for a week of showrooms, a trade show, museums, galleries and offsite exhibits. You are responsible for all transportation, meal and entrance fees such as admission to the trade show or museums. Typically the class fundraises to help with those expenses.
|Do we have access to sample materials?|
|The program has its own dedicated room of physical samples of materials, flooring, fabric, wood, tiles and more. These are all donations coming directly from our industry, and typically from past graduates who know exactly what you need.