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AEC | NTA.21 | AEC in Interior Design

A complete AEC program at the forefront of interior design trends

At the International School of Fashion, Arts and Design, our AEC students in Interior Design 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 in the two-year Interior Design program 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.

The program aims to train competent and creative interior designers. At the end of the program, they will have the opportunity to present their final projects at the Salon du design de Montréal (SIDIM) in front of a jury of industry professionals. After they graduate, they can start their own business or 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.


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This program is available at LaSalle College’s Laval campus! Take the fast track to your new passion.

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.

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On-campus

  • At the Montréal and Laval campuses

 

Blended e-learning (Interior Design - Online)

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

The training aims to allow future graduates to quickly integrate into the job market. Through technical, practical and artistic courses, they will have the necessary tools and skills in order to start their business or work in various fields of industry such as architecture and design companies, retail stores, real estate companies and more.

  • This program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC).
  • Digital skills are part of this program through the ICT Profile for College Students. Incorporating information technology and communications enables the student to think critically and constructively about social media and communications tools.

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

  • Interior designer
  • Interior design technician (create 2D plans)
  • Interior design project manager
  • 3D designer
  • Kitchen and bathroom design specialist
  • Interior designer for aircraft
  • Planner of functional office space
  • Planner of functional retail space
  • Sales associate or design associate in a store
  • 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 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
  • 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.

Have earned a high school diploma (DES) following a year of interrupted studies

or

Have earned a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) and successfully completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V
  • Second Language from Secondary V
  • Mathematics from Secondary IV

or

Have completed an equivalent education or have a sufficient level of education as evaluated by LaSalle College. All of these cases will be reviewed in detail.

  • 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:

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

Required software: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, AutoCAD, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Revit, SketchUp and Microsoft Office Suite (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 (six 15-week semesters)
  • Total of 1965 hours

Please note that some courses are offered online synchronously using the Microsoft Teams Classes.