Interior Design Online Course (AEC) | LaSalle College Montréal

AEC in Interior Design

AEC | NTA.1P | Online
AEC | NTA.1P | AEC in Interior Design

LaSalle College’s Interior Design program is a comprehensive, accredited program with 810 hours of online classes.

During your training, you’ll learn to design attractive and functional residential and commercial spaces that comply with established plans and specifications.

At the end of your interior designer training, you’ll be able to design custom creative solutions to interior design problems aimed at improving quality of life and quality of work.

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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 AEC diploma (College studies certificate).

  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture and Materials Sales Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Design Product Representative
  • Interior Decoration Consultant
  • High-quality training with rich media content.
  • Continuous evaluation of your understanding of the material.
  • An online program based on the original LaSalle College Interior Design program.
  • Virtual evening classes.
  • Length of program: 16 months.
  • 20 hours/week of work (includes self-guided training, virtual classes and individual study time).
  • This 810-hour program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC) that is accredited by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

If you have these qualities or skills, then a career in Interior Design may be for you!

  • Creativity
  • Aesthetic sensibility
  • Artistic abilities
  • Passion for design
  • Ability to work with precision
  • Basic technical knowledge
  • Ability to adapt to a varied schedule and meet tight deadlines
  • Basic drawing tools and accessories
  • Autodesk AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop

Have a training deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Semester 1

  • Three-Dimensional Design (60 h)
  • Drawing Techniques (AutoCAD) (90 h)
  • Colours & Effects (45 h)

Semester 2

  • Lighting (45 h)
  • Materials & Finishes (60 h)
  • Interior Design I (60 h)
  • Applied Colour I (45 h)

Semester 3

  • Interior Architecture I (60 h)
  • 3D Modelling for Interior Design (60 h)
  • Interior Layout Planning II (90 h)

Semester 4

  • History of Styles & Interior Design I (45 h)
  • Furniture Design and Production I (60 h)
  • Interior Layout Planning III (90 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Professional Operating System
  • Intel® or AMD® 32-bit or 64-bit multi-core processor 
  • Minimum memory of 8GB RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • Direct 3D® or OpenGL® compatible graphics card
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Web browser
  • Chrome Browser
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1920x1080 (recommended)
  • Sound card
  • Headphones and microphone
  • Application software

Softwares required:  Autocad, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop and VRAy.

Note: Please note that some software is not compatible with Mac devices. Students are responsible for checking their compatibility. Required software and equipment for the program are mandatory and involve additional costs. Tutors will provide a list of software along with instructions on how to purchase software at the best prices.