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Ontario College Diploma

Interior Decorating

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Develop your creativity while you build your career.

Program Overview

Benefits of our program

  • Work in a professional studio environment.
  • Get trained on industry-standard software.
  • Have full access to finishes, paints and samples in our decorating and design resource room.
  • Take periodic excursions to local design and product showrooms.
  • Participate in a three-week work placement.

A full professional skill set

  • Plan and decorate residential and small commercial environments, from programming to final presentation drawings.
  • Draft using professional standards to visually communicate details and design concepts.
  • Freehand draw, sketch and apply mixed media to presentations.
  • Design and implement marketing and sales strategies.

Flexible and collaborative learning

Using your own laptop, you'll work collaboratively with faculty and classmates while enjoying 24/7 access to coursework, lecture notes, assignments, presentations and other resources. Because it mimics the structure of the workplace, this learning model gives Sheridan graduates a significant advantage in the job market.

Additional information

In Sheridan's two-year Interior Decorating diploma program, your creativity will be nurtured. Our students have consistently taken honours in the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA, previously CDECA) Design Competition.

You'll enter the work force with a developed interior decorating sensibility, plus the business acumen to compete for clients and run an efficient, profitable business.

DDA-recognized institution

Sheridan's Interior Decorating diploma program is recognized by the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA™).

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 15436Fundamentals of Design3
    DESN 10065 Principles of Drafting 3
    DESN 10016 Drawing Techniques 3
    DESN 14538Colour and Textile Applications3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 10000 Interior Environments – Space Planning Basics 3
    INFO 13450Digital Communication: Introduction3
    DESN 12758Finishes and Sustainable Issues3
    DESN 10123 Drafting – Residential Spaces 3
    HIST 15288 History of the Decorative Arts 3
      General Education Course3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 25738 Interior Environments – Residential Spaces3
    INFO 20016Digital Communication: Intermediate3
    DESN 20065Rendering and Digital Visualization3
    DESN 20025 Lighting 3
    DESN 27370 Window Treatments and Soft Furnishings 3
    BUSM 29402 Business for Interior Decorating 3
     General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 26367 Interior Environments - Commercial3
    INFO 27380Digital Communication: Advanced3
    DESN 20001 Drawing and Communication Skills: Commercial Spaces 3
    DESN 23921 Drafting and Detailing 3
    DESN 29402 Kitchen and Bathroom Design 3
    BUSM 29798 Professional Promotion and Sales/Placement 3
    DESN 25436 Home Fashion Display and Home Staging3
    Total:21

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • One Grade 11 or 12 visual arts credit at the (M) or (Open) level with a minimum 65%*

or

  • A portfolio*

or

Mature student status.

*Applicants who are unable to complete a visual arts credit or who achieved less than 65% in their visual arts credit will be required to submit a portfolio. A portfolio assessment fee will be charged.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the assessment of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and the results of their portfolio assessment, if required.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.


English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Career Opportunities

Sheridan Interior Decorating graduates may gain employment in a variety of creative and exciting positions.

Sample job titles for our graduates include:

  • Decor and Finish Consultant: for builder/model homes
  • Home Fashion Display/Merchandiser
  • Home Stager
  • Interior Decorating Consultant
  • Kitchen, Bath or Spa Design Specialist
  • Media Consultant: writing/styling for print, TV
  • Sales Consultant: home furnishings retailer

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will enable the graduate to:

  • Analyze the client's needs and goals using research techniques and taking psychological, sociological and physiological needs into consideration.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of a design proposal/contract to define the scope of services for the decorating project.
  • Analyze existing space conditions and decorating components in order to determine what modifications are required to meet the client's needs.
  • Prepare a design concept which meets all the criteria (i.e. historical context, accessibility) of a given decorating project using the creative process.
  • Communicate the design concept to the client in verbal and written formats.
  • Use a variety of media and rendering techniques to communicate the character of the space.
  • Prepare technical documents (i.e. plans, elevations) needed for the implementation of the decorating solution.
  • Collaborate with a variety of design and decoration professionals for the implementation of the decoration solution.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the final decoration solution.
  • Develop strategies and plans to implement and maintain a decorating business.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2020, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$5,311.73
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,152.73

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Diploma

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Ontario College Diploma

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PINDE

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2021 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Jan 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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