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What will I learn?

The Residential Interior Design program teaches you how to shape and influence the spaces in which people live. You learn to create, design and organise innovative and responsible solutions using various communication and media methods. You will discover emerging digital culture, communication systems, design theory and environment design. This stream equips you for work as a residential interior designer in an architectural or interior design practice anywhere in the world.

Let’s get something clear: residential interior design isn’t just showing off the bargains you found in a tasteful little op shop in the middle of nowhere or showcasing the latest in Art Deco-inspired furnishings. It’s a language that speaks to the notion of a home as both a physical and mental place.

In this course, you’ll explore and respond to contemporary issues in interior design thinking as it relates to the residential side of the street – our aging population, homelessness, evolving gender roles and definitions of family. On the practical side, you’ll be working with documentation, scheduling, professional design practice plus new and/or environmentally sustainable materials.

In the Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) you will engage with the many and diverse theoretical and practical elements of designing residential interiors. You’ll come to understand the impact the selection of materials, lighting, joinery and furniture can have on your design. You’ll explore the use of new technology in interiors, such as artificial intelligence robotics and interactive audio-visual systems. As a future-ready interior designer, you’ll learn how environmentally sustainable practices are also an important part of your tool kit. During this course you’ll explore the small but important details of interior design, such as fittings and fabrics, and also respond to major contemporary issues that have an impact on residential interior-design thinking. These include our ageing population, homelessness, evolving gender roles and definitions of family. From a practical point of view, you will make residential environments a reality through documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. And you’ll have the opportunity to apply theory to practice by creating a range of residential interior-design solutions for real clients. As well, you can apply for an internship with one of our leading partners as part of your study. You will graduate with the skills and social awareness that will be invaluable as you start your career in one of many exciting and challenging avenues of interior design.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Skills to work with the ever-changing drivers of residential environments
  • Theoretical and practical elements of residential interiors
  • Make residential environments a reality
  • Understanding of spatial environments
  • Opportunity to intern in a professional design studio

You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Residential Design Consultant
  • Homelessness Solutions Strategist
  • 3D Computer Modelling Consultant
  • Innovative Home Technology Consultant

CRICOS

105419M

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,880.00 (16,70,092) per year
Indicative Total Course Tuition Fees: AUD $92,640
Start date

12 September 2022, 31 October 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

196 Flinders Street,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,880.00 (16,70,092) per year
Indicative Total Course Tuition Fees: AUD $92,640
Start date

12 September 2022, 31 October 2022

Venue

Brisbane Campus

90 Bowen Tce,

FORTITUDE VALLEY,

Queensland,

4006, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Billy Blue College of Design offers below pathways course for this subject
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