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Interior Design

Code 570.E0
DiplomaDCS
SectorArts (04)
CUISEP code217-300.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusIn effect until August 31th, 2021
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques de design d'intérieur

Program objectives

This program aims to train interior designers to create, develop and suggest functional and esthetic interior design and layout concepts for homes, commercial and industrial establishments and, as well as, public establishments. These students will also prepare design plans and will participate in the work coordination; they will also follow the quality of the execution of the project and make sure it is conform to the applicable standards and codes.

Interior designers work for interior design companies, real estate agents, architects, furniture stores, decorator centres, cabinet manufacturers, etc. These specialists may also work as independant contractors. The field of interior design relies more and more on computers in their every day work.

Length of training

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.

Admission conditions

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

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Interior designers and interior decorators (5242)

Job titles

kitchen designer
interior decorator
interior designer

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
029A To analyze the job function
029B To integrate historical or artistic trends into interior design
029C To develop ideas
029D To produce sketches
029E To draw objects and spaces to scale
029F To produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting system
029G To interact with clients, resource-persons and colleagues
029H To create a mood, using colour
029J To suggest finishes and materials for a project
029K To specify the furniture, accessories and equipment for a project
029L To use interior architectural and construction elements
029M To design custom elements
029N To create an interior design concept for a residence
029P To present a design concept
029Q To create lighting concepts
029R To produce working drawings and specificiations
029S To carry out administrative tasks
029T To plan a layout for a commercial, industrial or public building
029U To create an interior design concept for a commercial, industrial or public building
029V To promote one's services
029W To develop an interior design project
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1 965