Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating Extension Certificate








403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655 

Interior decorating is the profession of designing and decorating interiors with colour schemes, flooring materials, furniture, artwork and accessories.

Create amazing interiors by applying principles from the basics of design to colour theory. As you explore the fundamentals of design, gain the skills and knowledge to decorate any room with style and confidence. Whether you’re looking to indulge your love of home decorating or gain skills to apply to a career, our dedicated instructors with experience in the design industry support you in developing practical, hands-on decorating skills.

Develop your creativity and eye for design while learning best business practices. Learn how to take function, esthetics and budget into consideration when selecting materials such as window treatments, countertops and flooring. In your final project, present a decorating plan that highlights your new skills, including drawings, documentation and developing an overall concept.

Some courses have optional textbooks: visit the Cougars Campus Store and search by Term and Department (XIDA). There is no software required for this program, but you may use a free software such as SketchUp for assignments.


  • Prepare for a career as an interior decorator or gain skills for your own personal interest
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects

Program format

  • Classroom, online | Learn more
  • Complete the 9 required courses (145 hours)
  • Can be completed within 2 years and up to a maximum of 4 years



DDA Recognized Institution

Free! Virtual Information Session

Interested in learning more about the Interior Decorating program offered at Mount Royal University? Join us for a free virtual information session: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 12 - 1 p.m. Register here!

Contact us

For information about the certificate program and professional development courses:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.