Humber’s Interior Decorating diploma program combines essential creative and practical elements with insights into current design trends.
Use the principles and elements of design to formulate original concepts and apply them in 2d and 3d residential design solutions
Learn how to develop, articulate and document your designs to create unique spatial concepts for residential environments as an interior decorator
Implement a versatile combination of presentation skills to generate solutions through hand and computer drafting, craftsmanship, sketching, hand and digital rendering, and graphic skills and layouts
Discover unique residential trends by creating and transforming spaces in various sectors of design focusing on the residential environments with opportunities in kitchen / bath, DYI’s, staging, real clients and specialty design challenges
You will learn from practising professional experts in our design studios. Studio classes provide hands-on experience and training using market-specific materials and trends. Guest speakers, trade shows, field trips and international adventure opportunities await you. Using the latest technology, you will explore the world of design and discover furniture, finishes, lighting, millwork, textiles, objects d’art and essential elements that evolve into unique and extraordinary living spaces.
Our program will complement your creative and technical expertise with essential business training in how to run your own enterprise and manage your own projects. You will learn how to understand specifications and how to communicate design ideas effectively to real clients.
Round out your interior decorating education in interior detailing and construction documents along with understanding many interdisciplinary platforms and stakeholders (architects, engineers, trades, clients and contractors and more). Launch your career knowing how mechanical, electrical, plumbing services and building methods work together cohesively on an entire residential project.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, taking a professional, customer service approach to sales, consulting and presentations.
Demonstrate appropriate business services and ethics in accordance with the standards of the decoration profession.
Apply techniques of visual merchandising to display preparation.
Employ sound project management skills, demonstrating business and communication abilities, in a broad range of construction and administrative situations.
Solve decorating challenges with appropriate designs, materials, and space planning.
Investigate, assess and apply a variety of materials, finishes, furniture and accessories.
Apply both creative and colour theories effectively.
Apply appropriate historic context to decorated spaces.
Identify, evaluate and apply ‘human’ elements in all project situations to include life safety, building code, ergonomic, anthropometric and environmental issues as they relate to the decorated environment.
Assess, measure, plan and graphically articulate space with pencil and computer generated drawings.
Communicate by means of graphic presentation and verbally defend choices.
The interior decorating program offers an optional work placement to all students who choose to enrol in this opportunity. The work placement requirement is a minimum of 240 hours, following Semester 2. Students who enrol in January have a slightly modified option to gain the mandatory hours.
Our on campus facilities which include the AutoCAD labs, lounge and sample room allow students to remain within a studio environment that is tailored to their unique needs. In addition, the college library contains a large section of reference and video material and the campus bookstore sells tools, supplies and textbooks which support this course.
Watch the video to see Interior Decorating students create a Winter Wonderland for The Morning Show set.
Read about six of our students who worked on developing the look of the hotel suite in the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.
Interior Decorating, Home Renovation and Electrical program students built a 108 sq.ft. student bunkie for auction to support student awards and scholarships.
The Bachelor of Interior Design degree program.
Interior decorators work with clients and consult on programming through to installation procurement phases. Components selection encompasses concepts, style, colour schemes, space plan layouts, elevations perspective sketches, lighting, furniture, millwork and architectural detailing, floor finishes, wall finishes, kitchen and bathroom design, accessories, and many more design details.
Interior decorators can provide conceptual sketches, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), generated working and detail drawings, and other design-related essentials to their clients including product specification, as well as cost estimates.
Decorators can also choose from other career avenues including design consultants, home staging, event planning, décor magazines, television work and much more.
Humber graduates have gone on to become interior decorating magazine editors-in-chief, featured magazine interior decorators, TV personalities with their own show, guest TV decorators, newspaper feature article leaders, interior decorating business owners, event planners, managers of decorating retail stores, design consultants both "domestic and international" and buyers to name but a few.
Graduates also work with:
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Watch the video introducing "Homes With Holly" on YouTube! Watch the video to see Holly Cowieson, a student in the Interior Decorating program share her new skills and expertise on Staging.
Humber College Students Won Awards for Four Projects Submissions in this Year’s BOUNDLESS: A POST-SECONDARY DESIGN CHALLENGE
Tue, July 23, 2019
This year, the competition received a record-breaking number of submissions from post-secondary schools across Ontario.
Winter Festival of Lights "Deck the Falls" Contest Winners
Tue, December 19, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Interior Decorating students who participated in the Winter Festival of Lights competition.
Bahar Honarpisheh and Sophie Bisnaire have won the Festival of Lights competition for their incredible work on the Radisson Hotel.
"The top student-designed venue was the Radisson Hotel and Suites Fallsview. Students Sophie Bisnaire and Bahar Honarpisheh created an arctic woodland theme featuring a giant polar bear as the focal point. The duo scored a $1,500 bursary in support of their education for their efforts." - Richard Hutton
Interior Design Students Lend a Hand to Habitat
Tue, March 21, 2017
Humber's Interior Design students are often found working in the school's design studio, sketching or working on their laptops.
Last month they stowed their laptops away for a day, heading to Brampton wearing hard hats and safety shoes. The students - Rami Dawood, Alexeis Nicole, Meliza Macapinlac, Victoria MacQuarrie, Amal Shaikh-Deeb, Claire Formosa, Nour Kassab, Alaa Elsawi, Elena Panzica, Natascha Del Prete Silva, Jhutty Rajvir, Lilit Ayrapetyan, Talia Missaghi, Samanta Sébastien, Sharon Murad, Hanan Hmeed and Yi Wu Lin - participated in a Habitat for Humanity build day.
The enthusiastic group worked an eight-hour volunteer shift leveling dirt, installing scaffolding structure and scaffolding flooring and transporting building materials.
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Mon, October 21, 2019
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Student Work Showcases
Wed, August 21, 2019
The Industrial Design Thesis Project is a 2-semester final year project which is the Capstone project for all Industrial Design degree aspirants.
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Celebrating a FAST Spring Convocation
Wed, July 24, 2019
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