Events & Education
Are you an Interior Decorator or Interior Designer? Or do you have a passion for interior decorating and design? Shows, courses and other types of events will bring you more information and exposure to the latest in design and décor.
Want to learn more about interior design and décor for personal interest?
For the latest information about what is happening in the Greater Vancouver Area, other parts of British Columbia and across the country, click on Public Events on the left-hand menu.
Seminars & Workshops
Designed for anyone with a passion for design & decorating there are seminars and workshops that are professionally run but are not be part of a regular diploma or degree program.
These sessions are geared for those with:
- a passion for interior decorating or design,
- those who want to learn more for their own personal decorating plans, or
- professionals who want more knowledge.
Should you have an interest in becoming a professional Interior Decorator or Designer, there are several sources of education. Research all groups prior to making your decision as the two fields sound similar but are not. After completing a formal education program, there are opportunities to be kept up to date with relevant industry knowledge. Check our Education section for current course offerings.
Interior Decorating Programs
Interior Decorating Diploma Programs - Greater Vancouver Regional District
New - Choices Interior Decorator Career Training Diploma Program starts this September 2009. In the past, this program was run in partnership with Choices and the Vancouver Technical Institute. This new program is certified by PCTIA and will continue to provide the same high standard of education as in the past..
|Full Time Program:
Interior Decorator Career Training Diploma Program
Choices Interior Decorating School
Visit www.choicesid.com for further details.
Interior Decorating Diploma - Full Time Surrey College
Interior Decorating Diploma
in conjunction with: the BC School Boards: of Burnaby, Coquitlam, & Vancouver
In North & West Vancouver they will continue to be run at Lucas Centre and registration will be handled by Vanterra Education. http://www.vanterraeducation.com/
Saturday part time courses will be run at the Choices Interior Decorating School. Check our listing for Part Time Saturday courses or go to www.choicesid.com
This program has been cancelled at this date. No replacement is anticipated.
Interior Decorating Students: To select your courses review course content and prerequisites which are found in the sidebar "Course Content - Part Time". Supplies needed for classed in are included with the Course Content material.
Vibrant Design Group Inc. carries a full selection of supplies, which you can view in our Product section. Pre-order and we deliver directly to your class so you are well prepared for the first day.
Click on Products and Services to view available products.
Interior Design Programs
Offered in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, check out the following Institutions
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Kwantlen College
- Vancouver Community College
- There are also several private colleges with Interior Design Programs.
Check for other related programs. They will be added as they are available.
Click Other Professional Programs for further details.
Additional Programs for Professional Development
Learning is an ongoing process and besides the practical experience gained on the job after completion of formal programs; there is a need to continually update as a professional.
We will keep you advised of any seminars, workshops or programs that offer this opportunity.
You’ll find courses from visiting professionals, tours put on by Decorator Finds and much more.
To find out the current programs check under: Education
We endeavour to bring you accurate information, however, changes may occur after our update and before specific events; activities and courses are actually run. Please ensure you check with the sponsoring group to confirm details.
Please use the Contact Us section if you come across any changes that we should know about.