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IDEC1015 Advanced Interior Decorating

Description: This is a culmination of all the knowledge gained in the previous decorating courses. Code of Ethics, career opportunities, supplier resources and a professional approach to the decorating industry will be discussed. The student will have an opportunity to learn about Personality Dimensions and how this knowledge can help when dealing with client consultations and difficult clients. There will be a review of basic knowledge from previous courses, while adding accessibility considerations to the home. A major final project due at the end of the semester will complete a professional portfolio.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055, BUS1035 or OLRN1434, DMED1530 or OLRN1469, IDEC1025 or OLRN1468, IDEC1035 or OLRN1324
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OLRN1468 Antiques and Furniture Styles

Description: The history of furniture includes an understanding of antiques, of the major periods of style, and of trends and influences incorporating antiques. Contemporary and 20th-century furniture will also be discussed, allowing students to recognize particular designs, to accurately assess a piece of furniture's worth, and to recognize the good-better-best categories of goods. Students will discuss all types of case goods, both wood and upholstered, and the purchasing of these goods.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1075
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OLRN1324 Colour and Application

Description: Learn about the most influential elements of design, through the use of colour and its application. Study the principles of colour in relation to psychology and design communications and learn how this theory relates to physical space and the world around them. Cover an historical period of colour trends, interior space, pop culture and its political influences, colour is studied from a practical world perspective.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055, IDEC1075
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OLRN1469 Digital Presence for Today's Business

Description: In this digital marketplace, image capturing and a strong web presence are key to communicating effectively with current or prospective clients and to other successful professional practices. With professional image creation in mind, students have the opportunity to explore the practical groundwork of photo capture: focus, composition and exposure. Students will explore cost-effective website building platform options and learn about the questions to ask when retaining a professional website designer.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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IDEC1045 Fabrics and Window Treatments

Description: Every window is different and may require individual treatment. We compare natural and synthetic fabrics according to the pros and cons of their use, the methods of their manufacture, their durability and the terms used in their description. Students will discover current fabric trends and how certain treatments will match or clash with particular furniture and decorating styles. Other topics covered are using blinds, shutters, valances and draperies; understanding proper measuring techniques; and calculating the amount of fabric needed to complete a particular window treatment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055
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IDEC1055 Floor Plans, Space Planning and Presentations

Description: In this course, students use methods, concepts and theories to understand and develop floor plans and read blueprints. Students use drawing room dimensions and wall elevations to scale and learn to identify blueprint symbols. Through hands-on assignments and practice, students experiment with furniture layouts, room settings and presentation boards, enhancing their knowledge of standard industry measurements and space planning techniques.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1461 Fundamentals of CAD

Description: Students explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD for Windows. They examine the industry standards of interior design to produce a partial set of drawings of floor plans and elevations. Students examine the differences between drawings for client presentations and contractor installations. Through online content, interactive follow-along videos, and practical exercises, students draw, manage, modify, annotate, and export drawings of floor plans and elevations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1464 Fundamentals of Lighting

Description: In this course, students will be introduced to the many applications of lighting and to trends and styles for various decor in order to determine minimum lighting requirements in various rooms of the home. We will identify the diverse options available (such as florescent, track, halogen and incandescent) and their appropriate uses in relation to room requirements, style and client needs. Students examine and discuss a wide variety of accessories and their contributions to decor, including what works in specific situations and how much is ‘too much.' A variety of assignments will require students to design and demonstrate the complexities of lighting and accessories.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1463 Interior Materials and Surfaces

Description: Flooring, paint, wallpaper, moldings and other materials are products used to create style and enhance the home. In this course, students will discuss various products available on the market, including their merits in different environments: what works well in one setting may be a disaster in another. Student will learn how to calculate the amount of product needed for a space and how to properly install it. Other topics included are ceiling styles, trim and moldings and the correct tools needed to complete each job.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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IDEC1075 Introduction to Interior Decorating

Description: This course covers the basic principles and elements of design, the importance of room décor and the major categories of style types. We review the types of career options in the field of design, the components of a professional portfolio and the assessment of client needs. Basic knowledge of floor plans, window treatments, lighting, colour schemes and styles will be examined and implemented in a colour board presentation at the culmination of the course. This will become the first addition to a student's portfolio.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1434 Sales and Business Practices

Description: Students focus on the skills required to successfully operate an interior decorating business. Emphasis is placed upon client consultation, sourcing, selling, operational management and financial management. Students develop their own business plan, which provides exposure to market research, marketing strategies and financial planning. Communication and interpersonal skills as well as professionalism are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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