Program Details

Interior Design

Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
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About the Program

Learn how to design attractive and functional residential and commercial spaces that comply with established plans and specifications in LaSalle College Montréal’s Interior Design program (ACS).

Design custom creative solutions to interior design problems aimed at improving quality of life and quality of work.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Create functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces.
  • Enhance the ambiance and mood of interior environments.
  • Gain knowledge of building codes, regulations, and sustainability practices to design safe spaces.
  • Present design concepts by working harmoniously with clients and colleagues.

Profile

Successful Interior Designers have a unique combination of skills, including:

  • Creativity

    Envision innovative interior designs that meet clients’ needs and preferences.
  • Attention to Detail

    Plan space, select material, and execute elements for polished results.
  • Technical Proficiency

    Use design software and apply codes to create functional interior designs.
  • Communication

    Collaborate with clients, architects, and contractors throughout the design process.

Career Prospects

Interior Designers and Decorators in Montréal’s metropolitan area enjoy promising job prospects due to increased demand and retiring professionals creating opportunities.

More details available on Canada’s Job Bank website.

Career Fields

  • Interior Designer,
  • Furniture and Materials Sales Specialist,
  • Project Manager,
  • Design Product Representative,
  • Interior Decoration Consultant.

Diploma & Accreditation

This Attestation of College Studies (ACS) is accredited by the ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur of Québec and is internationally recognized.

ACS programs are part of continuing education and destined primarily for adults seeking to add value to their skill set or reorient their career.

Required Materials

A laptop computer is mandatory for study in this program.

Mentors may request other standard or student-licensed software mandatory for their courses to be installed.

Minimum Required Equipment:

  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Professional Operating System,
  • Intel® or AMD® 32-bit or 64-bit multi-core processor,
  • Minimum memory of 8GB RAM,
  • 1 TB hard drive,
  • Direct 3D® or OpenGL® compatible graphics card,
  • High-speed Internet access,
  • Web browser,
  • Chrome browser,
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1920x1080 (recommended),
  • Sound card,
  • Headphones and microphone,
  • Application software.

Software required: Autodesk AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, and VRAy.

*Please note that some software is not compatible with Mac devices. Learners are responsible for checking their compatibility. Required software and equipment for the program are mandatory and involve additional costs. Tutors will provide a list of software along with instructions on how to purchase software at the best prices.

Material required: Basic drawing tools and accessories.

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Admissions Criteria

Exceptions to these admission criteria may be applied.

Every application is reviewed by the College.

To be eligible for acceptance into an ACS program, applicants are generally required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have interrupted their full-time studies for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or one (1) full school year; or

  • Have followed post-secondary studies for a period of at least one (1) year; or

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma (DES) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), and the program allows them to receive a technical training that is not available in a DCS program; or

  • Have an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Academic Dates

LaSalle College has three annual start dates: fall, winter, and summer.

We accept applications at any time. Registration is open year-round.

Processing time:

  • Canadian applicants: up to two weeks,
  • International applicants: up to six months.

Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure a spot in your desired semester.

Note that applications are not processed until all required, validated documents and admission fees are received.

List of Courses

ACS programs are based on DCS program curricula, but do not have general education courses like French, English, or Philosophy.


Concentration Courses

Semester 1

  • Three-Dimensional Design (60 h)
  • Drawing Techniques (AutoCAD) (90 h)
  • Colours & Effects (45 h)

Semester 2

  • Lighting (45 h)
  • Materials & Finishes (60 h)
  • Interior Design I (60 h)
  • Applied Colour I (45 h)

Semester 3

  • Interior Architecture I (60 h)
  • 3D Modelling for Interior Design (60 h)
  • Interior Layout Planning II (90 h)

Semester 4

  • History of Styles & Interior Design I (45 h)
  • Furniture Design and Production I (60 h)
  • Interior Layout Planning III (90 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

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