Interior Decorating Diploma

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Interior Decorating Diploma

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Fulfil your passion and turn your creative talent into a rewarding career: become a Professional Interior Decorator! This program is for those who are seeking employment in the interior decorating industry, for those wanting to start an interior decorating business or for homeowners who wish to decorate their homes with professional looking results.

The program includes the following courses:

  • Interior Decorating – Basics of Design
  • Interior Decorating – Colour and Schemes
  • Interior Decorating – Lighting and Applications
  • Interior Decorating – Period Styles
  • Interior Decorating – Small Space Decor
  • Interior Decorating – Background Coverings
  • Interior Decorating – Decorating Fabrics
  • Interior Decorating – Furniture Selection
  • Interior Decorating – Project Management
  • Interior Decorating – Space Planning
  • Interior Decorating – Window Coverings
  • Interior Decorating – Decor Accents
  • Interior Decorating – Kitchen Planning
  • Interior Decorating – Cadsoft
  • Interior Decorating – Modern and Eclectic Styles
  • Interior Decorating – Perspective Drawing
  • Interior Decorating – Residential Architecture
  • Interior Decorating – Business Readiness
  • Interior Decorating – Final Project

Full Time Program

The full time program is designed for students who want to study at an accelerated pace so they can graduate faster and start working sooner. The full time program runs for 7 months split into 4 semesters, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday.


Part Time Program

The part time program is designed for students who need a flexible schedule, with classes schedules for evenings and weekends. The part time program takes a bit longer to complete, but it allows students to hold a full time job and study on the side. Students pay separately per course as they register. The part time program can be completed in 1 to 4 years depending on the course load selected by each student.

The course Basics of Design is a prerequisite to all other courses. Students who enroll in Basics of Design can also take Colour & Schemes at the same time.

Interior Decorating – Basics of Design

There are no decorating rules, but there are guidelines which give a home a professionally decorated appearance. We will study the application of the elements (line, space, texture, colour, light) and the principles (proportion and scale, balance, focal point, rhythm, unity) of design.

This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in the program Interior Decorating Diploma.


Interior Decorating – Colour and Schemes

Colour is one of the most stimulating and influential decorating elements.

This course presents the variables of colour theory — including psychology, temperature, value and intensity — and applies them to colour schemes to create the desired atmosphere and to enhance furnishings throughout a dwelling.

This course can taken in conjunction with Interior Decorating – Basics of Design.


Interior Decorating – Lighting and Applications

Light is required to create the desired mood and to appreciate the decorating products chosen to beautify dwellings. Topics covered include:

  • Aesthetics of artificial light
  • Selection and placement of lighting
  • General lighting
  • Task lighting
  • Accent lighting

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of the course Interior Decorating – Basics of Design
  • Successful completion of the course Interior Decorating – Colour and Schemes
  • Successful completion of the course Interior Decorating – Space Planning

Interior Decorating – Period Styles


Interior Decorating – Small Space Decor

The physical design in small dwellings can present unique decorating challenges. Learn how to apply background coverings and select furnishings to effectively create actual and visual space to embellish features and complement the decorating style.

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Basics of Design
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Colour and Schemes
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Lighting and Applications
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Period Styles
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Background Coverings
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Decorating Fabrics
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Furniture Selection
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Project Management
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Space Planning
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Window Coverings
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Decor Accents
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Modern and Eclectic Styles
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Residential Architecture
  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Business Readiness

Interior Decorating – Background Coverings


Interior Decorating – Decorating Fabrics


Interior Decorating – Furniture Selection


Interior Decorating – Project Management


Interior Decorating – Space Planning

Learn how to plan and manage the use of space as part of an overall design plan. Topics covered include:

  • Develop traffic patterns within the confines of spaces
  • Redesign spaces
  • Prepare elevations
  • Establish furniture arrangements in regards to focal points

Interior Decorating – Window Coverings

The purpose of ceiling, wall and floor coverings is to enhance the architectural features, furniture and accessories throught a dwelling. Topics covered include:

  • Types of window coverings
  • Placement
  • Prepare elevations
  • Coverings most appropriate to each decorating style

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of our course Interior Decorating – Colour and Schemes

Interior Decorating – Decor Accents


Interior Decorating – Kitchen Planning


Interior Decorating – Cadsoft


Interior Decorating – Modern and Eclectic Styles


Interior Decorating – Perspective Drawing


Interior Decorating – Residential Architecture


Interior Decorating – Business Readiness

Learn what is involved in setting up and maintaining a decorating business, how to market effectively and how to create an efficient working environment.


Interior Decorating – Final Project
To register, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Good written and oral English language skills; English language assessment is available at all information sessions
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of all program courses
  • Minimum 80% attendance for all program courses
  • Part time students must complete the program within 4 years
Graduates can start their own business and work independently as a Professional Interior Decorator.

Our graduates also work in management or as associates for companies selling or distributing lighting fixtures, furniture, fabric, tile, flooring, plumbing and bath fixtures, bedding or home accessories.

Graduates can also apply for specialized positions as:

  • Associates in design and architectural firms
  • Company product representatives
  • Stagers
  • Renovators
  • Kitchen designers
Bea’s incredible knowledge of teaching interior decorating is reflective of the success of her students. She is one of the most gifted teachers I have had the privilege to learn from. Bea continues to provide up to date information to her students on an industry that is always evolving and she doesn’t lose sight of the guidelines to follow.Leona Kenny
REGISTRATION
Current course offeringsRefund policy
Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

Full Time Program – Semester 3

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1530-2 January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
9:15 am to 12:15 pm
35 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$1275 Registration is now closed

Full Time Program – Semester 4

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1540-2 February 20, 2017 to April 25, 2017
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
9:15 am to 12:15 pm
35 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$1765 Registration is now closed

Part Time Program – Basics of Design

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1451-2 April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Wednesdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Registration is now closed

Part Time Program – Business Readiness

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1465-2 April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Thursdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Sorry, this class is cancelled.

Part Time Program – Color and Schemes

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1452-2 January 18, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Wednesdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Sorry, this class is cancelled.

Part Time Program – Lighting and Applications

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1462-2 April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Tuesdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Sorry, this class is cancelled.

Part Time Program – Small Space Decor

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1458-2 January 19, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Thursdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Sorry, this class is cancelled.

Part Time Program – Space Planning

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1464-2 April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Mondays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
8 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Registration is now closed

Part Time Program – Window Coverings

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
1461-2 January 17, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Tuesdays
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
7 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
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$250 Registration is now closed
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Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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5455 Rumble Street
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6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

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