Interior Decorating - 178
Gain the skills you need for a career in interior decorating or learn how to decorate your own home with a professional flair!
Interior decorating is all around us, from lighting to colour, furniture to fabrics. This program will help you develop or enhance your skills in residential decorating. Learning from industry professionals, you will develop visual creative skills and practical knowledge through courses like Colour Principles, Creative Design Presentations, Residential Lighting, Accessorizing the Home and more. These courses will help prepare you for employment in related retail businesses (furniture, paint, drapery sales, etc.), established decorating/designing businesses, or to offer your own design consulting services.
You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab).
Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.
A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
Courses in this program are currently offered via OntarioLearn equivalency:
- CREA 10200 Advanced Interior Decorating is equivalent to CREA HR240 Interio Design Studio
- CREA 10191 Fabrics and Window Treatments is equivalent to CREA 10030 Soft Furnishings and Window Treatments
- CREA 10196 Fundamentals of Lighting is equivalent to CREA 10029 Residential Lighting
- PLAN 10019 Floor Plans, Space Planning, and Presentations is equivalent to CREA 10034 Understanding Floors & Furniture
- CREA 10188 Introduction to Interior Decorating is equivalent to CREA HF205 Design Principles
- CREA 10195 Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms is equivalent to CREA 10035 Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts
- BUSN 10256 Sales & Business Practices is equivalent to CREA 10033 Creative Design Presentations
- HIST 10025 Colour & Application is equivalent to CREA HF215 Colour Principles
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||CREA10030||Soft Furnishings and Window Treatments||30.00|
|N/A||CREA10031||Accessorizing the Home||30.00|
|N/A||CREA10033||Creative Design Presentations||30.00|
|N/A||CREA10034||Understanding Floors and Furniture||30.00|
|N/A||CREAHF240||Interior Design Studio||30.00|
Select 2 from the next 3 courses
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||CREA10035||Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts||30.00|
|N/A||CREA10179||Hand Rendering for Interior Design||30.00|
|N/A||CREA10201||Residential Accessibility Strategies||30.00|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students are exposed to a variety of subject areas pertinent to the decorating field such that they have a good understanding of the scope of that field. The experiences had in each course provide a firm foundation from which to grow.
Prepare for employment in related retail businesses (furniture, paint, drapery sales, etc.), established decorating/designing businesses, or to offer your own design consulting services.