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.
Tuition and fees
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Work integrated learning
This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.
What are the admission requirements for the Interior Decorating program?
Interior Decorating 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/academic-regulations/
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:
What career paths can I take as an interior designer or decorator?
Your Interior Decorating diploma gives you many 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.
Flex MORE. Study Interior Decorating part-time
Benefits of studying part-time:
- Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go
- Online and evening courses that fit your schedule
- MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.
What courses are included in the Interior Decorating diploma program?
19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Field Placement
Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Interior Decorating program outline.
- DRFT 1017 – Hand Drafting and Design Technology
- DRWG 1012 – Drawing and Rendering
- HSTY 2002 – Early Design History
- IDEC 1000 – Studio Basics
- IDEC 1001 – Sustainable Materials, Finishes and Furnishings
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
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