This specialisation is developed for students wanting to understand principles informing interior architecture design considerations including design elements, interior theory, philosophy, practice and aesthetics that impact and inform spatial experience.
You’ll explore significant art and design movements across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the broader context of significant world events affecting social, political, technological, and economical developments, including indigenous perspectives.
You’ll learn the tools of the interior designer, demonstrating how interior space is conceived using the different elements that comprise an interior. 'Interior elements' such as colour, light, materials, sound, space and volume and furnishings are explored separately and then in combination.
A Philosophy and Practice unit offers an introduction to key philosophies, issues, practices, theories and concepts related to design practice, in particular design of the interior.
For your final unit, you’ll have the choice of an intensive, in-situ studio unit involving an international fieldtrip or a work-based project, where you’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and engage with an external on a project specific to their needs.
What's a specialisation?
A specialisation is a set of four units you can choose to complement your course. Most Curtin courses allow you to choose a specialisation from any academic area. Humanities specialisations, like this one, can give a useful balance to a course from business, law, science, engineering or health disciplines. Learn more