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Diploma in Interior Decorating Bow Valley College Bow Valley College, Canada

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CAD 13418

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 140

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24 months


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Program Overview

Learn how you can make an impact. Interior decorators affect our daily lives through colours, textiles, lighting, form, and function. You'll learn to interact with trades and other professionals to create the spaces where we live and work. This two-year (4-term) diploma program is recognized by the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA). You'll learn the practical skills and techniques to successfully manage interior decorating projects and work effectively in business environments in a variety of roles related to interior decorating.

When you graduate from the Interior Decorating program, you can expect many job opportunities. Look for careers as an interior decorator; colour, furniture, or lighting consultant; interior draft person; stylist; stager; or in the kitchen and bath industry. The skills you learn in this program open opportunities for advancement in many different areas.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 60 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent
    • Minimum final mark of 60% in Math 10C or equivalent


6 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 140

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12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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Scholarships for International Students

Bow Valley College offers scholarship opportunities to our international students each academic term, and at each stage during their studies. The scholarship program is divided into two main categories: Entrance scholarships and In-Course Scholarships.

Entrance Scholarships:

International students are eligible to apply for scholarships in this category if:

  • They are starting their very first post-secondary program at Bow Valley College.
  • They have already completed and graduated from a first post-secondary program at Bow Valley College, and are now starting a second post-secondary program.
  • They have completed an English language learning or upgrading program at Bow Valley College, and are now starting a post-secondary program.

Entrance Awards

Bow Valley College offers entrance awards to assist learners who are entering a certificate or diploma program at the college for the first time.  Learners will need to apply for these awards in the semester prior to their planned start date. 

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Applications open May 1st, deadline August 1st

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Applications open September 1st, deadline December 1st

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Applications open January 1st, deadline April 1st

Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Bursary Awarded to an Alberta student who is entering the first year of a two-year Diploma program at Bow Valley College and has had no previous Post-Secondary schooling. Recipient must have had superior academic achievement in high school and currently have financial need. Recipients of this award must not be receiving more than $3,500 in other scholarships, bursaries or awards at the time of application. (D) $1,000  X    
Paul and Gerri Charette Endowed Award This award has been established to support a youth, who is a fulltime student at Bow Valley College. The award celebrates the student’s determination to create a better future for themselves and their family by working diligently towards their educational goals. (D/I) $2,000/semester for first year of Certificate or Diploma Program  X    
The David & Leslie Bissett Entrance Bursary The David & Leslie Bissett Entrance Bursary is open to new first-year Bow Valley College students who are interested in pursuing career training programs that will set them on track to enter the workforce after graduation. Recipients will be selected based on demonstrated financial need, potential for academic success and career planning. The program is open to Calgary high school students entering their first year at Bow Valley College (first preference for All In For Youth HS learners). (D) $2,500/semester of Certificate or Diploma Program   X  X  
Women Pivoting in Technology Entrance Bursary Funded by Alberta’s Women’s Economic Recovery STEM grant, this bursary supports women pursuing careers in the STEM field of technology aiming to reduce financial barriers. (D) $5,000/semester of Certificate or Diploma Program  X  X  
CEA Indigenous Storyteller Entrance Bursary This award supports an Indigenous learner enrolled at Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts. (D) up to $8,000/semester of 2-year Centre for Entertainment Arts Programs  X  
International Student Entrance Bursary International Student Entrance Bursary Awarded to an International student who is entering a post-secondary career program at Bow Valley College for the very first time. (I) $2,000  X  X  X
CEA Entrance Scholarships Bow Valley College offers International students registered in the Centre for Entertainment Arts 2-year programs a scholarship of $3,250 CAD up to $19,500 CAD. The scholarship is based on Portfolio assessment at the time of application and acceptance to the program and will be applied to tuition evenly at the start of each term in the program. (I) Variable


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*(D) Domestic - (I) International
**Availability is subject to change. Please check the most recent list of Entrance Awards here four months before your program start date. 

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