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Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating Ontario College Diploma

What is Interior Decorating?

Interior decorating is the art of creating distinctive and integrated interior environments that respond to functional needs and address aesthetic perceptions. The process involves the planning of space, beautification and furnishing of interiors and the documentation of design concepts resulting in a composition that conveys a sense of place. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, studio and lab. In addition, a variety of field trips as well as a field placement component connects students with the industry prior to graduation. Graduates will have the knowledge and essential skills to interpret client requirements, create innovative interiors and pursue employment in the decorating field.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
INDC
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Mary Dobson
Email:
Mary.Dobson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1102

Interior decorating is the art of creating distinctive and integrated interior environments that respond to functional needs and address aesthetic perceptions. The process involves the planning of space, beautification and furnishing of interiors and the documentation of design concepts resulting in a composition that conveys a sense of place. Courses are delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, studio and lab. In addition, a variety of field trips as well as a field placement component connects students with the industry prior to graduation. Graduates will have the knowledge and essential skills to interpret client requirements, create innovative interiors and pursue employment in the decorating field.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • analyze the client's needs and goals using research techniques and taking psychological, sociological and physiological needs into consideration


  • collaborate in the preparation of a design proposal/contract to define the scope of services for the decorating project


  • analyze existing space conditions and decorating components in order to determine what modifications are required to meet the client's needs


  • prepare a design concept which meets all the criteria (i.e.: historical context, accessibility) of a given decorating project using the creative process


  • communicate the design concept to the client in verbal and written formats


  • use a variety of media and rendering techniques to communicate the character of the space


  • prepare technical documents (i.e. plans, elevations) needed for the implementation of the decorating solution


  • collaborate with a variety of design and decoration professionals for the implementation of the decoration solution


  • evaluate the effectiveness of the final decoration solution


  • develop strategies and plans to implement and maintain a decorating business.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

This two-year program is recognized by the Canadian Decorators Association (CDECA).

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

26 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Field Placement

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

APDE1004 Applied Colour Theory
COMP1055 Computer Aided Drafting
COMP2091 Computer Aided Drafting Intermediate
COMP2092 Computer Aided Drafting Advanced
DRFT1010 Hand Drafting and Design Technology
DRFT1011 Hand Drafting and Design Intermediate
DRFT2002 Hand Drafting and Design Technology Advanced
DRWG1009 Freehand Drawing
DRWG1010 Drawing and Rendering
DRWG2003 Drawing and Rendering Advanced
HSTY2002 Early Design History
IDEC1000 Studio Basics
IDEC1001 Sustainable Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
IDEC1002 Interior Decorating Studio
IDEC1003 Applied Studio
IDEC1004 Global Issues, Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
IDEC2000 Professional Practice
IDEC2001 Media Presentation Methods
IDEC2002 Interior Decorating Studio Intermediate
IDEC2003 Applied Studio Advanced
IDEC2004 Professional Practice Advanced
IDEC2005 Interior Decorating Studio Advanced
IDEC2006 Materials, Finishes, Furnishings, and Accessories Advanced Applications
INTD2009 Lighting Systems and Design
INTD3008 History of Furniture
MKTG2025 Selling and Merchandising
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Field Placement
IDEC2007 Field Placement

View the Interior Decorating articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Not-for-profit office receives facelift from Interior Decorating students

Staff at New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe County decided that its office waiting areas needed sprucing up to ensure their clients’ first point of contact was a positive one. It was from this idea that a project was formed. Read more...

Alumna Shelby Gamble leans on a tire swing

Shelby Gamble

Interior Decorator

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2012


The Interior Decorating Program at Georgian taught me practical skills like rendering and hand drafting, but most of all it gave me confidence to share my decorating expertise with an audience. Georgian is a great place to grow personally and professionally. Read more...

Faculty member Mary Dobson

Mary Dobson

Mary has spent more than 30 years in the home decor industry in various capacities – as a retail buyer, in-house designer for a drapery manufacturer, decorative projects editor for Style At Home magazine, national spokesperson for Levolor Canada and consultant to other national brands, regular guest expert on Cityline, author, speaker, self-employed decorator and window coverings expert. Read more...

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Not-for-profit office receives facelift from Interior Decorating students

Staff at New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe County decided that its office waiting areas needed sprucing up to ensure their clients’ first point of contact was a positive one. It was from this idea that a project was formed. Read more...

The three students pose with their original lamps

Students create innovative lamps

r Design students Ashley Minnings, Miranda Stubbs and Anika Goralchuk showed off the original lamps they created in their Lighting course at Georgian’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Day. Read more...

Alumna Shelby Gamble leans on a tire swing

Shelby Gamble

Interior Decorator

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2012


The Interior Decorating Program at Georgian taught me practical skills like rendering and hand drafting, but most of all it gave me confidence to share my decorating expertise with an audience. Georgian is a great place to grow personally and professionally. Read more...

Michael Gagliardi

Michael Gagliardi

Director of Marketing, Weavers Art

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2015


Michael is the Director of Marketing at Weavers Art, Canada’s premier destination for luxury hand-knotted area rugs. He is applying many of the skills learned in school, from knowing how to pull a room together cohesively for clients, to being able to market the Weavers Art brand to high-end design professionals. Read more...

Alumna Emily Bulmer

Emily Bulmer

Studio Coordinator, Cambria

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2013


Georgian College prepared me for the workplace by providing me with many opportunities to make connections within the industry. I really like how the teachers are industry professionals. They have been out in the working world and know exactly what to prepare you for. Read more...

Alumna Jennifer Gregg

Jennifer Gregg

Showroom Consultant, Distinctive Appliances Inc.

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2013


As a showroom consultant, I am responsible for the showroom as a whole. I collaboratively book and organize on and off-site events, assist customers and designers in product knowledge, and maintain the appearance of the showroom. The Interior Decorating Program prepared me for the workplace. Read more...

Alumna Tamara Graham leans against a post

Tamara Graham

Principal Decorator, TLG Interiors

Program:

Interior Decorating

Year:

2011


I am the owner an Interior Decorating company in Toronto and have been up and running for two years. We help home owners decorate their interiors with colour consultations, space planning and purchasing furniture within a budget. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Mary Dobson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1102

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