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Make your vision a reality with a career as an interior designer or decorator

Interior Decorating Ontario College Diploma program

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

Program code INDC
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Program Delivery Full-time +
Part-time
Program delivery method(s) Hybrid What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Interior decorating is the art of creating distinctive interior spaces that respond to functional needs and address aesthetic perceptions. As a student, you 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, you complete projects to interpret client requirements and create innovative interiors. You 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.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

What are the admission requirements for the Interior Decorating program?

Interior Decorating admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • 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/

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 for Prior Learning website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Why take the Interior Decorating program at Georgian College?

What career paths can I take as an interior decorator or designer?

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 centers. Graduates may also use their entrepreneurial skills to become a freelance interior decorator. 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!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What courses are included in the Interior Decorating diploma program?

Course overview

19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

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.

Your course delivery method(s)

Hybrid

This program has a hybrid delivery method. Some parts are online and other parts are delivered in person. You’ll need to come to campus for part of your program.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

Do you have questions about Interior Decorating? Contact us!

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