Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating

Program Code
Ontario College Diploma

Program requirements

  • 19 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Communications Courses
  • 3 General Education Courses
  • 1 Field Placement

Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.

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.

Current Course Offerings
Course Title Course Code ONTARIOLEARN EQUIVALENTS Mandatory
Applied Studio IDEC2009   Mandatory
Computer Aided Drafting COMP1055   Mandatory
Computer Aided Drafting Adv. COMP2128   Mandatory
Computer Aided Drafting In. COMP2127   Mandatory
Drawing and Rendering DRWG1012   Mandatory
Early Design History HSTY2002   Mandatory
Field Placement IDEC2007   Mandatory
Global Issues/Mat'ls/Fin/Furn IDEC1004   Mandatory
Hand Drafting and Design Tech DRFT1017   Mandatory
History of Furniture INTD1008   Mandatory
Interior Decorating Studio IDEC1002   Mandatory
Interior Decorating Studio Adv IDEC2005   Mandatory
Interior Decorating Studio Int IDEC2002   Mandatory
Mat, Fin, Furn, and Access Adv IDEC2006   Mandatory
Media Presentation Methods IDEC2001   Mandatory
Professional Practice IDEC2008   Mandatory
Professional Practice Advanced IDEC2004   Mandatory
Selling and Merchandising MKTG2025   Mandatory
Studio Basics IDEC1000   Mandatory
Sustainable Mat/Finishes/Furn IDEC1001   Mandatory

External Recognition

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