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18-24 month Interior Design & Technology Diploma Program

Interior Designers blend aesthetic vision and practical discipline to create environments that bring beauty to everyday life, portray personality and meet the needs of people using the space. If you’re a creative, artist person – if you see beauty and potential in every room, just waiting for the right blend of know-how and imagination (yours!), you owe it to yourself to explore your potential with our Interior Design diploma program.

Led by dedicated instructors with years of experience working successfully in the field, students get the firsthand knowledge and skills it takes to succeed as a modern designer. As a graduate, you’ll be a master of the following important skills:

  • Technical Drafting Techniques
  • AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Building Technologies
  • Detailing
  • Business of Interior Design
  • Theory and Principles of Interior Design
  • Lighting
  • History of Architecture and Design
  • Graphic Communications
  • Representation Methods
  • Building Codes
  • Sustainable Design

Career Opportunities:

  • Interior Designer
  • Residential Space Planner
  • Design Consultant or Advisor
  • Self-employed Interior Designer
  • Commercial Interior Space Planner

Here are just a few of the places you’ll find our graduates:
Yuge Design • MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architecture • Riddell Kurczaba Architecture • Apache Canada • Bergrand Fast Design • Jade Bay Constructors

You’ll learn from the best about every aspect of the interior design industry, from traditional drafting and rendering to 3D modelling software, to lighting and construction methods. 

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Learn from Experienced Industry Leaders

Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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