Interior designers offer creative, proactive and innovative design solutions.
In this course, you'll develop a solid foundation in critical design thinking and theory relating to human occupation and explore how the human experience is central to interior architecture.
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 employability skills including communication, creative problem-solving and collaborative work practice. You'll also learn to be mindful of environmental impact and sustainability by anticipating different scenarios and predicting the consequences of current actions.
The content of this course has been overseen by an advisory board made up of renowned industry practitioners. This approach ensures that you'll graduate aligned with industry aspirations.
You'll complete at least 80 hours of relevant work experience before graduating.
As part of the course, you can choose to study a specialisation to gain fundamental knowledge in an area that aligns with interior architecture. Specialisations include:
- Animation and Game Design
- Construction Management
- Design Thinking and Visual Communication
- Digital Design
- Graphic Design
- Principles of Planning
- Urban Design and Planning.
This course is a four-year embedded honours program that incorporates applied design research in the final year. This provides you a significant advantage when entering the workforce as the demand for research-informed design is increasing in the industry. You also have the option to exit the course after three years, before the final year. If you choose this option, you will exit with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Design).
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How this course will make you industry ready
- You'll complete 80 hours of work experience to develop relevant skills and the practical competence that 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 designed and taught by industry professionals who are active in research and practice and who will ensure your education is industry-relevant.
- You will develop independent thinking and critical awareness skills, which are transferable across diverse career sectors.
- A fourth year will give you the applied research skills that are increasingly in demand in the sector.
What jobs can the Interior Architecture lead to?
- Interior designer
- Furniture and lighting designer
- Heritage and conservation specialist
- Indoor comfort consultant
- Event and exhibition designer
- Designer of immersive environments
- Colour consultant
- Design stylist
- Design writer
- Interior design and architecture
- Building and construction
- Furniture and furnishing
- Arts and culture
- Trade shows, exhibitions and events
- Commercial Interior Designer
- Residential Interior Designer
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