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Residential Interiors

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

This unique program, the first in Western Canada, offers you a university-level certificate in the art of interior decorating. Recognized as an excellent career-entry program by the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA) and industry professionals, the Residential Interiors Certificate program is a comprehensive study of residential interior fundamentals and applications.

Using principles of the related fields of visual arts, architecture, and business, our instructors effectively combine design theory and practice to ensure that students gain the experience and skills needed in the ever-changing field of residential decorating.

If you have a flair for making a house a home and like living environments that reflect a homeowner’s story and style, you may want to consider pursuing studies in residential interiors. Our student body is diverse, from recent high-school graduates to individuals seeking a career change. Some characteristics common to our students are a keen interest in fashion and home décor, good spatial perception, and the ability to work well with all types of people.


Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 2 Years

    9 courses

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Certificate

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent, including English 30. For information on course offerings, please visit or email

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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