Program Details

Interior Design

Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
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About the Program

Join LaSalle College Montréal's Interior Design program (ACS) and acquire different techniques and know-how, using leading-edge computer software, to conceptualize and produce aesthetic, functional, and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, and industrial buildings, in accordance with standard practices and all applicable codes.

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 spaces, select materials, 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

Increased demand and retiring professionals are creating opportunities for Interior Designers and Decorators in Montréal's metropolitan area, offering promising job prospects.

More details available on  Canada's Job Bank website

Career Fields

  • Interior Designer,
  • Interior Design Technician,
  • Interior Design Project Manager,
  • 3D Designer,
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Designer,
  • Functional Office and Retail Space Planner,
  • Sales Associate or Design Associate.

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

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.

The following features are required for Macs and PCs:

  • Windows 10 (PC) operating system in the language of instruction (French or English); iOS (Mac) operating system is accepted, but not recommended as the student version of some software is not available on Macs,
  • Processor: Intel 5 or higher (PC), or Mac equivalent with virtualization support,
  • Memory: 16 GB,
  • Hard disk: 500 GB or more,
  • Monitor: 14" or larger,
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and LAN,
  • Ports: 1 or more USB 3.0 ports,
  • Wired or wireless mouse.

Required software: Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), AutoCAD, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Revit, SketchUp, and Microsoft 365 (or equivalent for Mac).

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Opportunities

Experiment with materials, patterns, and designs using cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment, software, and technology in our advanced facilities, including:

Actively participate and collaborate with teachers using these specialized facilities, boosting your motivation and confidence.

Cutting-edge facilities & equipment

Our unique approach incorporates real-world experience with classroom learning for hands-on, practical education.

  • Collaborate with active industry professionals;
  • Sharpen skills in a practical setting;
  • Familiarize yourself with the software used by today's professionals; 
  • Create a portfolio tailored to your career objectives.

Accelerate your career!

Work Experience

Employers actively seek candidates with practical experience. In addition to offering a Career Service, LaSalle College combines classroom learning with real-world work experience.

Our Interior Design program includes a 60-hour internship as part of the curriculum.

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.

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

  • Materials & Finishes (45 h)
  • Execution Plan I: CAD (45 h)
  • Applied Color (45 h)
  • Artistic Trends (45 h)
  • Technical Drawing Standards (45 h)
  • Sketching (45 h)
  • Creativity I (45 h)
  • Color and Drawing (60 h)
  • Workshop I: Residential Design (75 h)
  • Project Presentation (45 h)
  • History of Styles I (45 h)
  • Workshop II: Commercial, Industrial or Public Design (90 h)
  • Lighting Concepts (45 h)
  • 3D Modelling I (45 h)
  • Execution Plan II: CAD (45 h)
  • Architectural Drawing I (45 h)
  • Furniture Design I (45 h)
  • Workshop III: Commercial, Industrial or Public Design (120 h)
  • Creativity II (60 h)
  • Execution Plan III: BIM (45 h)
  • Architectural Drawing II (45 h)
  • Furniture Design II (45 h)
  • Workshop IV: Commercial, Industrial or Public Design (150 h)
  • History of Styles II (45 h)
  • 3D Modeling II (60 h)
  • Architectural Drawing III (45 h)
  • Certification and Innovation (45 h)
  • Workshop V: Commercial, Industrial or Public Design (150 h)
  • Furniture and Accessories (45 h)
  • Professional Practice (45 h)
  • 3D Modeling III (60 h)
  • Final Project (45 h)
  • Portfolio (45 h)
  • Internship (60 h)
  • Professional Business Management (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

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