Interior Decorating Experience what it's like to work with real clients and top suppliers through studio classes, trade connections, field placement and more!

General information

Program code
INDC
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

Interior decorating is the art of creating distinctive interior spaces that respond to functional needs and address aesthetic perceptions. Students focus on the use of space, beautification and furnishing of interiors and the documentation of design concepts resulting in an overall package that conveys a sense of place. Using a variety of formats including lecture, studio and lab, students complete projects to interpret client requirements and create innovative interiors. Students gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as real life experience through participation in a field placement in the decorating field.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment with large decorating firms offering a full range of consultancy services, building contractors, real estate agents, retailers, and specialty decorating centres. Students with entrepreneurial skills may become freelance interior decorators. Possible positions include interior decorating consultant, kitchen and bathroom designer, colour consultant, model home/condo finishes specifier, real estate staging consultant, lighting, flooring, furniture, window treatment and paint consultant/specialist/salesperson.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • DRFT 1017 - Hand Drafting and Design Technology (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • DRWG 1012 - Drawing and Rendering (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • HSTY 2002 - Early Design History (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 1000 - Studio Basics (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 1001 - Sustainable Materials, Finishes and Furnishings (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1055 - Computer Aided Drafting (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 1002 - Interior Decorating Studio (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 1004 - Global Issues, Materials, Finishes and Furnishings (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • INTD 1008 - History of Furniture (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2127 - Computer Aided Drafting Intermediate (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2001 - Media Presentation Methods (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2002 - Interior Decorating Studio Intermediate (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2006 - Materials, Finishes, Furnishings, and Accessories Advanced (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2008 - Professional Practice (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2009 - Applied Studio (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2128 - Computer Aided Drafting Advanced (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2004 - Professional Practice Advanced (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • IDEC 2005 - Interior Decorating Studio Advanced (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 2025 - Selling and Merchandising (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)

  • IDEC 2007 - Field Placement (Semester 4)