About the program

Upon completion of the Interior Decorating - Residential program, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply the basic design process to create residential interior environments that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. Learn to apply the principles and elements of design and to use the design process to solve decorating challenges in a fully online environment. Students work independently, and in teams, to solve problems and demonstrate their design ideas. This program is recognized by the Decorators and Designers Association of Canada (DDA) and graduates have the skills to pursue employment in various areas of the residential decorating field.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form

Graduate opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Identify a client's interior decorating needs and goals in order to define the scope of services for residential decorating projects.
  • Collaborate with peers and design professional in the development of design proposals and plans for residential interior decorating solutions.
  • Conduct effective space planning based on existing space conditions and on modifying decor to meet the client's needs.
  • Prepare a residential decorating design concept to meet specific interior decorating project criteria, such as accessibility, historical context and others, using creative and systematic processes.
  • Use media and basic rendering techniques to express the character of a residential space.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of decoration solutions based on peer and professional feedback
  • Develop entrepreneurial strategies and plans to implement and maintain employment and business prospects.
  • Present residential interior decorating design plans, ideas and concepts using appropriate multimedia communication methods.
  • Use budgeting tools effectively to build the costs of a residential interior decorating project.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Upcoming registrations

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Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024