These diploma programs focus on preparing the student to work in a variety of interior design positions. These programs will give students theoretical knowledge and the hands-on skills necessary to be successful. Students will acquire industry standard software and technical skills and the knowledge to apply current industry policies, practices, procedures, and tools. Students will create a portfolio that showcases their professional interior design talents. Interior Design Diploma has an optional co-op component that can be taken after competition of the academic year.

The two options are:

  • Interior Design Diploma
  • Interior Design Diploma with Co-op

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure entry-level interior design employment, for example as an interior decorator, residential and interior designer.

Graduation requirements

  • Successful completion of all program courses.
  • Successful completion of program Co-op (If applicable)


Co-op will provide students with the opportunity to apply acquired theory and skills in a practical business setting. Students will gain real-world experience working on projects as a member of a team with project deliverables and deadlines.

Methods of Evaluation

Course grading is indicated on each course outline. Generally, the assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Required Course Material

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.


Computer and requisite software are provided at the college. No other equipment is required unless otherwise indicated on the course outline.


Course currency and relevancy may change depending on the requirements of the industry. The college may make changes at any time. Changes will be effective when made.

Program duration

Program hours
Total instructional hours 960
Total Co-op hours 960
Total program hours 1920
Total program length (weeks) 96
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated March 11, 2019
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