Interior Design
Diploma

Interior designers give form to the spaces in which we spend our lives. An interior designer is, by definition a person who identifies, researches, and solves problems pertaining to the function and quality of interiors. Their work includes programming, design analysis, as well as specifying and designing all aspects of interior spaces. Using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building codes, materials, lighting, and furnishings, interior designers prepare drawings and documents in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

You’re not the only person who has a knack for re-imagining the look of a room, and office, or even an entire building interior. For you though, it goes much deeper. You think about how a space connects to the people who use it—and to the environment. If you’re ready to go all-in and make a career out of it, our Interior Design degree program is the place to start. Here, you’ll develop the technical and creative skills to design interior spaces that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility, and sustainability. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll take total commitment. But it could add up to a career doing what you love.

* Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

** This program is delivered by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-00045 and located at 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc.

This program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

The Interior Design diploma program is rich in theory and practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop abilities in all aspects of the design of three-dimensional spaces, both residential and commercial. The program is designed to teach students to communicate design solutions through a variety of visual media and develop aesthetic and ethical sensitivities. Students will have the opportunity to learn how the profession interfaces with others in the industry and how to manage the business of their profession. They will graduate prepared to seek entry level employment in the fields of commercial and residential design.

The goal of the Interior Design diploma program is to produce graduates that are prepared to seek entry-level employment in their profession and able to conceive and execute viable, creative design solutions in diverse occupations within our current market realities. Graduates of The Art Institute of Vancouver Interior Design diploma program will be eligible to write the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam upon completion of the required work experience.

Diploma

  • Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Basic Drafting
  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Perspective
  • History of Architecture, Interiors, and Furniture
  • Rendering and Illustration
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Programming & Space Planning
  • Textiles
  • Lighting
  • Residential Design
  • Human Factors and Psychology of Design
  • Materials and Resources
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Project Management
  • Codes/Barrier Free Design
  • 3D Digital Modeling
  • 3D Digital Rendering
  • Professional Practices
  • Interior & Architectural Detailing
  • Environmental Design
  • Building Systems and Materials
  • Commercial Design
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Senior Project
  • Construction Documents
  • Portfolio