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Interior Decorating


Interior Decorating

Duration: 4 semesters plus 8 week work term
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Faculty: Creative Studies
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts

Program Description

The Interior Decorating program is designed specifically for individuals with a flair for creativity, imagination and design. It prepares graduates to work in a wide range of professional service and sales-oriented environments as well as for self-employment. Students will study the effective use of color, fabrics, lighting, furniture, window treatments, antiques and much more in order to functionally and attractively decorate residential, commercial and public spaces. Courses in drawing, computers, retailing, marketing and entrepreneurship round out this exciting program and prepare participants to become adaptable employees or business owners. When the academics are done, you’ll tie it all together with an 8 week work-term, mentored by an industry professional.

Program Courses

Introduction to Computers with Desktop Publishing Introduction to Floral Design Introduction to Freehand Drawing Job Search Skills Marketing Photoshop I Presentation and Illustration Space Planning Spreadsheets Window Treatments Work Term

AutoCAD I Introduction to Computers with Desktop Publishing
Antique Furniture Introduction to Floral Design
Bookkeeping Introduction to Freehand Drawing
Business Development Job Search Skills
Colour and Lighting Marketing
Computer Drafting and Design Photoshop I
Decorating Styles Presentation and Illustration
Furnishings and Fabrics Space Planning
History of Furniture I Spreadsheets
History of Furniture II Window Treatments
Human Relations and Ethical Issues Work Term

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Interior Decorating program, graduates will be prepared to supervise and coordinate the installation and arrangement of furniture and furnishings as well as provide advice to clients on the selection of colour schemes, layout, lighting, furniture, floor coverings, curtains, paint and wallpaper, and hardware products. Employment opportunities exist with Interior Decorators/Designers, retailers, builders, architects, and through self-employment.  

The Canadian Decorator’s Association (CDECA) is a professional not-for-profit association representing both student and accredited decorators and designers, and affiliate business across Canada. Check out their website, www.cdeca.com, for more information on Interior Decorating.

Entrance Requirements

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