Objectifs du programme

This program trains individuals to become interior designers who can create, develop and suggest functional and aesthetic interior design concepts for residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as public institutions. They prepare working drawings and help coordinate design work. They must also ensure the quality of the project and conformity with applicable codes and standards.

Interior designers work for interior design companies, real estate developers, architectural firms, furniture stores, decor centres, kitchen cabinet manufacturers, etc. These specialists can also be self-employed.

Interior designers increasingly rely on computer technology. These individuals use word processing software, spreadsheets and computer-assisted drawing and design software for tasks involving drawing, planning and executing plans and specifications. They use the Internet to conduct searches on materials, finishes and various other components.

Depending on their position, and the nature and scope of a given project, interior designers must communicate with several people, including clients, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, property owners, lighting specialists, acoustics specialists, artists, artisans and suppliers of specialized services (upholstery, sewing, furniture, materials and accessories, etc.). They also deal with colleagues such as designers, graphic artists, researchers and draftspersons. Their work environment requires communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. When practicing their profession, interior designers must demonstrate autonomy, the ability to analyze and synthesize, and the ability to plan and organize. As new trends are constantly emerging, they must be creative, innovative and have the ability to adapt to change.

Durée de la formation

Spécifique (heures)Totale (heures)
1 9652 625

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
022A Analyze the occupation
022B Integrate historic and artistic trends into interior design
022C Develop ideas
022D Produce sketches
022E Model objects and spaces
022F Produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting system
022G Interact with clients, resource persons and colleagues
022H Suggest finishes and materials for a project
022J Specify the furniture line, decorative accessories and equipment required by a project
026H Produce an interior architectural composition
026J Design custom elements
026K Create an interior design concept for a residence
027Y Present a design project
027Z Create lighting concepts
029H Create moods using colour
029V Promote one’s services
029X Produce working drawings
029Y Carry out project management activities
029Z Plan a layout for a commercial, industrial or public building
02A0 Create an interior design concept for a commercial, industrial or public building
02A1 Develop an interior design project
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1 965

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Organismes scolaires offrant le programme

Collège J/S
Collège Dawson J Plus d'info 
Collège LaSalle J Plus d'info 

Designer d'intérieur

Les designers d’intérieur élaborent des concepts de décors pour des résidences privées, des commerces et des lieux publics. Ils et elles produisent des esquisses et des plans techniques, gèrent des projets d’aménagement ou de rénovation et proposent des solutions en matière de couleurs, d’éclairage, de mobiliers, de matériaux, de revêtements. C’est un métier créatif qui convient aux personnes polyvalentes, curieuses et diplomates. Une carrière comme designer d’intérieur demande aussi des habiletés en communication et en dessin.

Formation(s) connexe(s)

Décoration intérieure et présentation visuelle
Illustration et dessin animé

Salaire moyen

Designer d'intérieur — 21,66 $

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Décorateur/décoratrice d'intérieur
Designer d'intérieur

IMT en ligne - Emploi Québec

Professions visées

Interior designers and interior decorators (5242)

Relation avec le marché du travail

Information provenant du MES et du MEQ

Insertion au marché du travail   (Information provenant du MES et du MEQ)

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