Interior Design Courses in Montreal
- Interior Design & Decoration
- 029A To analyze the job functionBefore joining session A, the students will take this introductory course. Students will be subject to create reports & presentations using MS Office products such as Word & PowerPoint. They will be introduced to certain career paths, social and historical influence, professional tasks and responsibilities in a safe environment. They will research and examine the field of interior design & decoration. Students will be provided with product catalogs in both hardcopy & electronically. Fields trips may be arranged for visits to manufactures/suppliers, exhibitions & retail stores.
- Interior Design Sketch Techniques and observational drawing
- 029D To produce sketches.This course teaches students how to communicate design ideas through visual media. It will include drawing media, freehand sketching, interior perspective, shade and shadow, color, design graphics, rendering, presentation formats, and exposure to digital imaging. Freehand sketches will then be scanned and imported into Photoshop for editing.
- Digital Imaging for Interior Design & Decorating
- 00PG To process digital imagesAdobe PhotoShop is an industry-standard tool in graphics, animation, video, and new media production. Students learn how the program relates to the production of today’s interior design applications. Students develop basic image manipulation skills using Photoshop. Topics include the fundamentals of color management, scanning, photo retouching, imaging, special effects, and filters and masks. Skills acquires in Photoshop will be used to create presentation materials in the following courses.
- 029H To create a mood, using colorThis course will develop in the student a sense of the theories of color: its properties, psychology, and impact within a designed interior. The elements of light, space, harmony, and assimilation as they pertain to the use of color in design will be covered though lectures, in-class demonstrations and exercises. An understanding of the use of color in interior spaces will translate to the students’ own color application projects.
- Space Planning
- 029C To develop ideas.029D To produce sketches.This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods for planning, organizing, and arranging spaces in the interior environment. Students examine space in terms of human needs, activities, and priorities and apply design processes to making the best functional and aesthetic use of space.
The course reinforces methods of graphic communication; to solve design problems through conceptualization, three-dimensional thinking and planning; and to teach the design elements and the functional requirements of various single-room spaces and axonometric drawing as a presentation technique. Topics include ergonomics, circulation, and dividing areas into functional zones when planning spaces.
- CAD for Interior Designers & Decorators
- 029F To produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting system.This course introduces basic computer-aided design and drafting skills and techniques within interior design applications. Emphasis is placed on the most common computer commands used in architectural drafting and design to draw, edit, manipulate layers, and create reusable drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to use specific computer applications to complete drawings and plot/print.
- Textiles and Interior Materials
- 029J To suggest finishes and materials for a projectTextiles are probably the most utilized elements in interior design installations because of their variety of applications. Students will examine the technical and visual qualities of fabric: its manufacture, weave, texture, color, and versatility, and will learn how textiles are used as wall coverings, window treatments, upholstery, and accessories.This course also covers soft and hard materials for flooring, walls, ceilings, and furnishings, as well as equipment, millwork, and cabinetry. Photoshop will be used throughout this course.
- Furniture and Accessories
- To specify the furniture, accessories and equipment for a projectThis course introduces students to the design process as it applies to furniture, addressing furniture ergonomics, materials, construction techniques, manufacturing, and design. Students will research selected topics, and design seating, work/service pieces, and cabinetry. Emphasis will be placed on furniture precedents, research, design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation, and presentation techniques.
- Architectural Drawing
- 029E To draw objects and spaces to scale029F To produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting system.029L To use interior architectural and construction elements
The Architectural Drawing course will provide students with a broad knowledge about construction Building Codes of Quebec and Canada. The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with typical interior detailing for construction. The content will cover: detailing and standards of doors and windows, construction methods of straight and spiral stairs, custom cabinetry in kitchens or bathrooms, lighting plans, electrical legends, fixtures, specification of finishes and equipment. In addition, this course will familiarize students with fundamental theories of environmental systems and how they affect the interior design of residential and commercial spaces.
- 3D Application Software for Interior Designers
- 029F To produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting systemThis is an introductory course of Trimble’s 3D software SketchUp. In this course, students will learn to use the software to create 3D models. These tools will then be used in the rest of the semester allowing students to create computer renderings and walkthroughs of rooms in residential or non-residential projects.
- Kitchens and Bathrooms
- 029M To design custom elementsThis course focuses on the fundamental concepts of residential kitchens and bath designs. Issues such as space planning, ergonomics, plumbing basics and storage solutions will be addressed. Students will become familiar with plumbing fixtures, appliances, cabinet options, and applications of materials and finishes. Professional practices such as specifications and documentation will be reviewed. Through projects and critiques of layouts, students learn to optimize kitchen and bathroom components and arrangements. 2D drafting and colour presentation techniques will be developed.
- 029Q To create lighting conceptsThis course introduces lighting design for interior environments. Students explore human visual perception, properties of natural and artificial light, lighting devices and controls, energy issues, and visual communication of lighting designs.Students will learn to analyze interior lighting installations, calculate lighting levels for interiors, select appropriate light fixtures, and prepare a lighting plan based on one of their studio projects.
- Rendered Perspectives
- 029F To produce drawings using a computer-assisted drafting systemThe Perspective & Rendering course is to instruct the student in methods of graphic black and white and color presentation, including perspective drawings and renderings as a means of visual communication. This course builds on the 3D Application software for Interior Designers course and emphasizes more advanced illustration techniques. Students will prepare detailed perspective renderings to help sell their design proposals. Material renditions and shade and shadow techniques will also be acquired. Students will also add overall project layout and presentation techniques using the Trimble software Layout.
- Interior Design I
- 029L To use interior architectural and construction elementsThis course includes principles of interior design for various residential design solutions. Emphasis is placed on visual presentation and selection of appropriate styles to meet specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to complete scaled floor plans, elevations, specifications, color schemes and fabrics, finishes and furniture selection.
- Interior Design II
- 029L To use interior architectural and construction elements029T To plan a layout for a commercial, industrial or public building.This course introduces commercial/contract design including retail, office, institutional, restaurant, and hospitality design. Emphasis is placed on ADA requirements, building codes and standards, space planning, and selection of appropriate materials for non-residential interiors. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and design introductory non-residential projects using graphic presentation concepts.
- Project I – Residential Interior Perspectives and Renders
- 029N To create an interior design concept for a residence.029P To present a design projectStudents will work on a 3D project in residential interior design. Students will be asked to work with a mandate provided by the instructor. The focus will be on space layouts of a space, furniture arrangements, accessories, materials, lighting, rendered perspectives and walkthroughs. This project will be part of the student portfolio.
- Project II Commercial Interior Perspectives and Renders
- 029U To create an interior design concept for a commercial, industrial or public building029P To present a design projectStudents will work on a 3D project in Commercial interior design. Students will focus on space layouts of a space, furniture arrangements, accessories, materials, lighting, rendered perspectives and walkthrough for a commercial building. This project will be part of the student portfolio.
- 029G To interact with clients, resource-persons and colleaguesAfterward, students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in school during their internship. Internships are 8 weeks in duration and take place within the industry. Students will reinforce design concepts learned in school; learn new technologies, learn time management, build a professional and positive attitude, learn to work independently as well as in a team and build rapport with colleagues and customers. Students will be expected to document their work and submit it for evaluation.
• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
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