Faculty: Creative Studies
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts
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.
|AutoCAD I||Introduction to Computers with Publisher|
|Antique Furniture||Introduction to Floral Design|
|Bookkeeping||Introduction to Freehand Drawing|
|Colour and Lighting||Photoshop I|
|Communication Skills||Presentation and Illustration|
|Computer Drafting and Design||Space Planning|
|Furnishings and Fabrics||Student Success|
|History of Furniture I||Window Treatments|
|History of Furniture II||Work Term|
|Human Relations and Ethical Issues|
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.