Interior Design | Online

Diploma
Diploma | Interior Design | Online

Reinvent Your Future

You walk into a room and see where every piece should go and how to add texture, colour and warmth. You love creating livable, stylish spaces that make life more beautiful. If you’re that person, you can make a career out of that innate desire to create inspiring interiors. The Interior Design residential e-learning program is ideal for those who wish to gain the necessary skills and credentials for interior design but want flexibility in their learning schedule.

Through a combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework students gain all of the design expertise they need to carve out a career, but with a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom. The e-learning program is based on the original LaSalle College Vancouver campus program, just with courses available remotely. It’s a program that allows students to work while obtaining their credentials for a creatively fulfilling interior design career.

* This program is delivered by LaSalle College International Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-02160 and located at 101 Smithe St., Vancouver, BC, V6B aZ8. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by LaSalle College International Vancouver Inc.


About E-learning

Learn more about this stimulating and interactive training method.

How does it work ?

Discover the variety of advantages of the online training.

    Diploma
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

  • High-quality training with rich media content. 
  • Continuous evaluation of your understanding of the material.
  • An E-learning program based on the original LaSalle College on campus program.
  • A variety of courses available remotely. 
  • A combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework for a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom. 
  • Virtual evening classes.
  • Length of program: 16 months; 13 hours per week; 810 hours (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time).
If you have these qualities or skills, then a career in Interior Design may be for you! 
  • Creativity 
  • Aesthetic sensibility
  • Team spirit
  • Artistic abilities 
  • Interest in public relations and teamwork
  • Passion for the visual arts, design and computer science.    
  • Dynamism and initiative
  • The ability to work with precision.
  • Basic technical knowledge.
  • The ability to adapt to a varied schedule and meet tight deadlines.
  • Computer with 64 bits 3GHz processor or Mac Intel
  • Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS v.10.7 or higher 
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Hard Drive 1TB;
  • Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max;
  • Graphics Card compatible with AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
  • High Speed Internet access
  • Screen with minimum resolution of 1080 x 900 (1280 x 1024 recommended)
  • Sound Card, headphones and microphones
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player (most recent update);
  • Flat scanner 

Students are responsible for ensuring compatibility with the software.

After completing the Interior Design E-learning program, you will have earned your diploma from LaSalle College Vancouver, and gain access to the following fields of employment:
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Technical drawing
  • Consulting
Semester 1
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing Techniques (AutoCAD)
  • Colours & Effects

Semester 2

  • Lighting
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Interior Design I
  • Applied Colour I

Semester 3

  • Interior Architecture I
  • 3D Modelling for Interior Design
  • Interior Layout Planing II

Semester 4

  • History of Styles & Interior Design I
  • Furniture Design and Production I
  • Interior Layout Planning III
  • Basic drawing tools and accessories
  • The Diploma program prepares students to work as an interior designer in residential and commercial design
  • Virtual evening classes.
  • Supports and enhances professional and academic development
  • Build a portfolio to showcase work
  • Innovative programming in a state-of-the-art environment
  • Program consists of 16 months; 13 hours per week; 810 hours (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time)
  • Graduating students receive a Diploma
  • Students are responsible for ensuring compatibility with the software.

Students focus on residential and commercial design, learn about architectural graphic standards, construction materials and finishes, as well as how to illustrate interiors with AutoCAD software. Our faculty, made up of industry experts who work in the field, continuously evaluate your understanding of the material, to ensure online students are routinely meeting benchmarks on the path to graduation.

  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge and skills related to the philosophy of design, based on innovation and sustainable development.
  • Ability to design interiors and convey the concepts to a client prior to implementation.
  • Understanding of the disciplines of environmental design, interior design, interior architecture, adaptive reuse, spatial design and exhibition design.
  • Industry software tools, including SketchUp Pro and Autodesk AutoCad.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Those with an interest in design and architecture
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Eager to learn new skills and be challenged
  • Creatives with an eye for design

After completing the Interior Design e-learning program, students will have earned their diploma from LaSalle College Vancouver and can access work in interior design, project management, technical drawing and consulting. Alumni have gone onto work for large-scale developments or directly with homeowners.