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Interior decorator reviewing colour swatches in an office



9 required courses (145 hours) - or take individual courses


Online | Learn more


Complete in 2 years, or up to 4 years

Interior decorating is the profession of designing and decorating interiors with colour schemes, flooring materials, furniture, artwork and accessories.

Create amazing interiors by applying principles from the basics of design to colour theory. As you explore the fundamentals of design, gain the skills and knowledge to decorate any room with style and confidence. Whether you’re looking to indulge your love of home decorating or gain skills to apply to a career, our dedicated instructors with experience in the design industry support you in developing practical, hands-on decorating skills.

Develop your creativity and eye for design while learning best business practices. Learn how to take function, esthetics and budget into consideration when selecting materials such as window treatments, countertops and flooring. In your final project, present a decorating plan that highlights your new skills, including drawings, documentation and developing an overall concept.


DDA Recognized Instituition


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as an interior decorator

Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere


Interior Decorating General Interest Courses

Interested in learning more about interior decorating before taking the full program? Check out our individual interior decorating courses. Beginners are welcome in all classes unless a prerequisite is listed.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Introduction to Interior Decorating, Part 1 ON ON ON
Introduction to Interior Decorating, Part 2 ON ON ON
Interiors Past and Present ON ON ON
Colour and Light in Interior Decorating ON ON ON
Perspective Drawing ON ON ON
Materials for Window Treatments and Soft Furnishings ON ON ON
Materials for Surface Finishes ON ON  
Role of the Interior Decorator ON ON ON
Interior Decorating: Advanced Topics ON ON ON

We strongly recommend completing the courses in the order presented above.



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



Additional Details

Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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