Interior architects offer creative, proactive and innovative design solutions for the exciting developments occurring across all areas of contemporary life.
In this degree, you will develop a strong foundation in critical design thinking and theory relating to human occupation.
You'll explore how human experience is central to interior architecture, particularly as the ‘innovation economy’ is calling for change to the designs of environments where we learn, work and live.
From the start of your course, you will develop the knowledge and technical skills required for professional practice. Through work-integrated learning opportunities, you'll work on real projects, undertake site visits, create site documentation and deliver client briefings. You may also pitch design concepts to real clients and practitioners.
You will learn key career skills including communication, creative problem solving and collaborative work practice.
Students must complete at least 80 hours of relevant work experience before graduating. Curtin provides you with opportunities to work with real clients. Our students have contributed design solutions for organisations such as Victoria Park Centre for the Arts and worked with industry consultants Hassell, Geyer and Cox.
Interested in seeing student work?
Check out our Interior Architecture Instagram feed.
Curious about industry life?
Watch our Video Series: Transitioning into practice.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How this course will make you industry ready
- Completion of 80 hours' work experience in the industry is required to graduate, ensuring you develop the relevant skills and practical competence employers are looking for.
- Strong engagement with industry is embedded throughout the course, including real and simulated client projects.
- Opportunities exist for local and international studio field trips, broadening your professional experience and cultural awareness.
- The course is taught by dedicated professionals who are active in research and practice, thereby ensuring your education is industry-relevant.
- You will develop independent thinking and critical awareness skills, which are transferable across diverse career sectors.
What jobs can the Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture) lead to?
- Interior designer
- Specialist designer (lighting, furniture, kitchen, bathroom)
- Exhibition and event designer
- Interior design writer/critic
- Set designer
- Interior design and architecture
- Building and construction
- Local government
- Retail and hospitality
- Exhibition and events
What you'll learn
- Identify, explain and apply the disciplinary concepts in interior architecture
- Develop creative practices and ways of building knowledge that are critical and reflective
- Evaluate and synthesise information from various sources across multiple disciplines to inform the responsive processes related to the design and experience of interior architecture
- Select and use effective and appropriate visual, spoken, written, graphic and technical communication techniques appropriate for academic and professional environments
- Use a range of available technologies appropriate to interior architecture
- Adapt and respond to new ways of learning and global interaction to develop a self-directed approach
- Develop awareness and sensitivity around community and its role in Interior Architecture with particular attention to context and global differences in perceptions and interpretations of concepts and practice
- Recognise and understand cultural diversity in particular indigenous perspectives and knowledges. Respect individual human rights and include concepts of social sustainability, social equity and cultural diversity into interior architecture
- Work independently and collaboratively demonstrating relevant professional and ethical practices