Residential Interior Design & Technology Online

Full-Time, One-Year (45 week), diploma program. Quarterly intakes, next intake September 3rd, 2019

Each day of our lives, much of what we do and feel is directly related to our interior environment. It influences the way we live, work, and interact with others. If you enjoy creating functionally beautiful spaces and using a variety of unique materials, this course is for you.

Why you should study with us:

The Interior Design Online Diploma program is an online program designed to provide learners with the theoretical framework and industry-specific skills required to begin an exciting, creative and challenging career in interior design. Professional interior designers must be able to work with client requirements, the limitations of the existing space, the budget and time restrictions. This program covers: interior design trends and history; elements and principles of design; building construction and systems; presenting design solutions in 2-D and 3-D; how to work with clients, from pricing and contracts to purchasing and scheduling; use of colour, furniture, lighting and more.

Why train online with us?

The Pacific Design Academy was established in 1991 as an Interior Design College.  We have been teaching Interior Design for over 25 years.  This program requires 24 hours a week of course work and makes it possible for students who are working, have a family, or are unable to attend regular classes to train with us. This program accepts an intake of students every three months and allows students to study at a place and time convenient to them.

Graduates of this program are prepared to work in the field and have worked as:

• Self-employment interior design
• Designer in architecture and interior design firm
• Kitchen designer
• Residential space planner
• Showroom/window display designer
• Colour scheme adviser
• Sales personnel for building materials
• Exhibition/Event DesignerGraduates of this program qualify to write the NCIDQ exam (via route 4) to become a Registered Interior Designer.Council of Interior Design Qualification website.

Why Study Online?

• Studying online gives you more flexibility in when and where you study.

• COST - An online course normally cost you less than a traditional course.

• QUALITY OF CONTENT – Throughout an online course students have access to a quality of study material and lectures that maybe out of reach for many. Some students have anxiety issues with being in a public setting like that of a traditional classroom and this could be avoided using an online course.   Online Students Have Plenty of Opportunities to Interact with Their Peers

• More comfortable learning environment: Commercials that feature online students studying in their pajamas only skims the surface of one of the benefits of online education: no physical class sessions. Students listen to lectures and complete assignments sent to them electronically, with no need to fight traffic, leave work early for class, or miss important family time.

• Convenience and flexibility: Online courses give students the opportunity to plan study time around the rest of their day, instead of the other way around. Students can study and work at their convenience. Course material is always accessible online, making special library trips unnecessary. All of these benefits help students balance work and family commitments with their education.

• Continue in your profession: Even if someone wants to complete a degree, it may not mean they want to leave their current job. For most students today, increasing college costs mandate that some students continue working while in school. The previously mentioned flexibility of online programs enables students to keep working while also pursuing academic credentials.

• Improve your technical skills: Even the most basic online course requires the development of new computer skills, as students learn to navigate different learning management systems (LMS) and programs. The participation skills students learn within their online courses translate to many professions, including creating and sharing documents, incorporating audio/video materials into assignments, completing online training sessions, etc.

About the Program

Tuition and Lab Fees: 
Fees for all the programs are listed on page 3 of our Application Form.

Full Time Application Form

Course Description:

Introduction to Interior Design:  72 Hours
Explore career possibilities, history of interior design, basic design vocabulary and historic design movements. 

Fundamental of Interior Design: 72 hours
Learn the design process and the elements and principles of design.

Products and Materials: 72 hours 
Learn about floor coverings, wall coverings, ceilings, lighting systems, mouldings and furniture construction techniques.

Building Construction and Systems for Interior Designers: 72 hours 
Explore building procedures and systems including electrical, plumbing, lighting, acoustics and thermal control.  

Communication Tools for Interior Designers: 96 hours
Learn freehand sketching, manual drafting techniques and computer-aided drafting.

Residential Design: 96 hours 
Elements of residential design and space planning, program schedules, scaled floor plans, elevations, client profile, specifying products, and drafting design solutions. 

Kitchen Design: 96 hours 
Principles of kitchen design and space planning, analysis of client needs, specifying products, and drafting design solutions. 
Bathroom Design: 72 hours
Elements of bathroom design and space planning, analysis of client needs, specifying products, and drafting design solutions. 

Small Commercial Design: 96 hours 
Learn ADA requirements, building codes and standards, space planning, and selection of appropriate materials for non-residential interiors. 

Sustainable Design: 72 hours
Green building products, practices and the resources for creating environmentally sensitive and healthy interiors. 

Student-selected Design Project: 72 hours 
An opportunity to explore an area of personal interest or to investigate a topic not covered in other courses.

e-Portfolio and Presentation Technique: 96 hours
Create an e-portfolio showcasing their evolving collection of design problems and creative solutions. 

Work Experience: 96 hours
Put your skills to the test with four weeks of Interior Design work experience.

Total: 1080 Hours