What will I learn?

Graduates of Interior Architecture offer creative, proactive and innovative design solutions for the exciting developments occurring across all areas of contemporary life.

Communication skills, creative problem solving, and collaborative work practices are core business of this future focussed degree.

Students of Interior Architecture will develop a strong foundation in critical design thinking and a range of theory relating to human occupation at a time when the ‘innovation economy’ is calling for change to the designs of environments where we learn, work and live.

You will establish a strong discipline-specific foundation, and then develop the knowledge and technical skills required for professional practice in interior design and construction.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a minor, which adds discipline and practice related skills and knowledge distinguishing you as a design professional.

Work-integrated learning is particularly strong in Interior Architecture. From the beginning, you will be taught by practitioners and academics, undertake real projects, work with real clients and undertake real sites visits. You will create site documentation and deliver client briefings. You may also pitch design concepts to real clients and practitioners.

Second year students may have the opportunity to undertake a studio field trip to Bali, while third year students may have the opportunity to undertake a studio field trip to Melbourne.

Annually, there a number of New Colombo Plan International Internship Scholarships available to Interior Architecture students to undertake 3 month’s work experience with our practice partners including HASSELL in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Students must complete at least 10 days of relevant work experience before graduating.

Throughout the course, students have opportunities to develop leadership and mentoring skills.

Professional recognition

Curtin’s Interior Architecture degree is recognised by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. Network with practitioners, undertake folio reviews with practitioners, attend a range of events including breakfasts with international/national design practitioners, and/or experts in discipline related fields at discounted rates.

Students and graduates are eligible for membership to the Design Institute of Australia.

Career information

Careers

Interior Design practitioner
Specialist designer (lighting, furniture, kitchen, bathroom)
Interdisciplinary design team member (ID/architecture/landscape/graphic design)
Set design, installation design, exhibition and event design
Design writer/critic

Industries

Interior Design, Architecture, Building and Construction
Design research, strategy, theory
Project housing
Retail and hospitality design
Exhibition and event design
Design publication (writer/critic)

Interior designers are employed within the broad field of interior architecture or where they can apply specific expertise such as health care, corporate design or heritage and conservation. This may occur as a sole practitioner or as part of a company of interior designers and/or architects.

Graduates may also become specialists in areas including furniture design, lighting, event management, exhibition curation, interior magazine editing, academia, colour theory and universal design.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

CRICOS

023967K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,400.00 (US$ 22,816) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $133,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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About this uni

Curtin is placed in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017.

  • Among top 20 global young universities
  • Campuses around the globe
  • Offers international students scholarship opportunities