Course Description

This studio course introduces students to key concepts in contemporary interior design and space planning. Topics include floor plans, elevations, design themes, colour, lighting, furniture planning, materials, finishes, and sustainability. Studio work will be supported by lectures, material presentations and critiques.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  • An understanding for the design process as it relates to Interior Design
  • The ability to assess the requirements for specific spaces and how to develop solutions
  • The knowledge and strategic ability for space planning, floor plans and how they translate into elevations
  • An understanding of artistic and aesthetic styles & design themes and how to develop them into design solutions
  • An understanding in general of furniture, finishes and fixtures
  • The ability to assess and consider solutions with a sustainable approach


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Interior Design Fundamentals
May 17, 2023 to Jun 21, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $475.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.