Program Start Dates: January, April, July, October
Program Length: 24 months (8 terms)
Delivery Mode: Online (Yorkville University, NB)
About the Program
With the flexibility and convenience of studying online, the Interior Decorating Associate Diploma prepares students with the industry-based skills to become an interior decorator. The program explores space-planning, hand-drawing and computer drafting, perspectives and rendering, lighting and furnishing, and textiles and sustainable materials across home décor, staging, retail, workplace, event and set design. Over the course of the program, students build a professional portfolio that showcases both their conceptual and applied creative, technical, and business expertise while learning how to market themselves as professionals.
The program is designed for asynchronous delivery, allowing students to learn online at their own pace, anytime of the day. Students interact with instructors and peers through online learning tools and course software, whenever and wherever best fits their lifestyle.
The program is designed by learning experts for the highest levels of interactivity and engagement between instructors and students in an online learning setup. Students regularly discuss their work online, while developing invaluable professional communication skills for interacting with clients and co-workers.
Convenience and Accessibility
All online coursework can be completed remotely through Yorkville University, NB. Students do not have to be residents of Toronto or commute to class. Through a seamless learning experience, students from across Canada can be part of an engaging learning experience.
With a focus on industry-based projects, the program balances design concepts with hands-on technical experience and practical business know-how. As part of the program, students are expected to create client briefs and contracts, and learn how to market their business.
Students are mentored by practicing designers, architects and decorators with insider insights on industry practices and trends, as well as invaluable professional connections and networks.
The intensive program is designed to give provide practical, real-world skills required to launch interior decorating careers in just 24 months.