Interior Design Courses (AEC) | LaSalle College Montréal
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AEC | NTA.1J | AEC in Interior Design

At the International School of Fashion, Arts and Design, our students have the opportunity to regularly participate in high calibre projects where they let their talents and their ability to innovate shine. This success bears witness to LaSalle College’s excellent program and education, where the teachers themselves are industry professionals.

Using leading-edge computer software, students learn different interior design techniques and know-how in order to conceptualize and produce aesthetic, functional and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and industrial buildings, according to standard practices and in accordance with all applicable codes.

After they graduate, they can work, among others, for architectural and interior design firms, or hotel and restaurant chains. Many of our students work for prestigious business companies such as Andres Escobar & Associates, Igloo Design as well as the Cirque du Soleil and the Grands Ballets Canadiens.

This program is offered at the Montréal and Laval campuses.

Why Study at Our Laval Campus?

Here are five reasons why you should choose to do this training at the Laval campus of LaSalle College!

An Environment to Express Your Creativity

Our classrooms are designed specifically to elicit inspiration and comfort in the creative process of each one of our students.

Spotlight on Our Graduates

Many of our alumni have dream-like professional careers. Discover the journey of graduate Martine Brisson!


  • At the Montréal and Laval campuses

Blended e-learning

  • Distance learning combining self-study at your own pace (asynchronous) and guided sessions with a live tutor (synchronous)

This program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC).

You have access to career development tools, mentors, internships or positions such as the following after being trained by renowned teachers:

  • Interior design project manager
  • Kitchen design specialist
  • Interior designer
  • Interior designer for aircraft
  • Planner of functional office space
  • Planner of functional retail space
  • Technician in interior design
  • Create beautiful aesthetic spaces and designs
  • Respect the residential and/or commercial needs of the client
  • Learn how to select the right materials that meet the industry standard
  • Develop visual & vocal presentation techniques to help you express your ideas

What differentiates our Interior Design program (AEC):

  • Condensed 3-year program in one year and a half or 2 years (including summer sessions)
  • Program providing integrative courses and cross-course practice
  • Integration of new technologies including a 3D printer and a hybrid classroom for remote projects
  • Possibility of international student exchange between the schools of the LCI Education network
  • Courses built around industry requirements
  • Organization of conferences by professionals in Interior Design
  • Teachers of outstanding reputation in the design and architecture community
  • Visual Language (60 h)
  • Materials & Finishings (45 h)
  • Technical Drawing (45 h)
  • Perspective Drawing (60 h)
  • Interior Design I: Residential (75 h)
  • Applied Colour (45 h)
  • History of Styles I: Antiquity to Neoclassicism (60 h)
  • Computer-Aided Design I (45 h)
  • Presentation Drawing (60 h)
  • Interior Design II: Corporate Office (90 h)
  • History of Styles II: 19th to 21st Century (60 h)
  • Lighting (45 h)
  • Architectural Drawing I: Wooden Structures (60 h)
  • 3D Organization (60 h)
  • Certification and Innovation (45 h)
  • Furniture Drawing (60 h)
  • Architectural Drawing II: Metallic Structures (60 h)
  • Computer-Aided Design II (45 h)
  • Computer Modeling (45 h)
  • Portfolio and Curriculum Vitae (45 h)
  • Interior Design III: Salon and Spa (90 h)
  • Furniture Drawing and Design (45 h)
  • Architectural Drawing III: Building Code and Details (60 h)
  • Building Information Model (45 h)
  • Synthesis Image I (60 h)
  • Interior Design IV: Restaurant (180 h)
  • Professional Practice: Internship (45 h)
  • Furniture & Accessories (45 h)
  • Architectural Drawing IV: Building Code and Advanced Details (45 h)
  • Synthesis Image II (60 h)
  • Interior Design V: Hotel and Social Club (180 h)
  • Professional Practice: Entrepreneur (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • Artistically driven
  • Great communication skills
  • Passionate about design and ability to think outside-the-box
  • Attention to detail and ability to work quickly and efficiently

The use of a laptop computer is mandatory (learn more). Therefore, the student must obtain or own a laptop computer before beginning his or her studies. Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers.

The following features are required for MAC or PCs:

  • iOS (MAC) or Windows 10 (PC) operating system in the language of instruction (French or English)
  • Processor: Intel I5 or higher (PC) or its MAC equivalent with virtualization support
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Hard disk: 500 GB or more
  • Monitor: 13" or larger
  • Connectivity: WIFI and LAN
  • Ports: 1 or more USB 3.0 ports
  • Headphones and microphone
  • Graphic tablet (see teacher’s specification)
  • Digital camera (see teacher’s specification)

Required software: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Revit, SketchUp, Chrome Browser and Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) or equivalent on MAC.

  • Autodesk (AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit)
  • Adobe CS suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Sketchup

This training is offered in English or French.

  • Two years or one year and a half (five or six 15-week semesters)
  • Total of 1965 hours

Please note that some courses are offered online synchronously using the Adobe Connect platform.