Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

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Mon 19 Feb 2018
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    Course description and aims

    The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is a three-year professional degree that prepares graduates for creative employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas. The course aims to develop highly creative design professionals, who can think critically, reflect on ideas, and progress a complex project from a theoretical concept though to detailed resolution, balancing the social, ethical, cultural, technical, business and environmental contexts in which a designer in the 21st Century operates.

    Graduates will be committed to professional excellence and equipped for lifelong learning. Students will learn how to generate innovative and original interior design concepts, explore the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments and develop a comprehensive understanding of factors governing the interaction between interior environments and the people who use them. They will learn how to visualise and present their unique interior design schemes using sophisticated computer modelling applications and translate them into resolved three-dimensional (3D) spaces using a range of sustainable materials, furnishings and processes.

    Alongside specialised subjects in interior design, students will study a range of core subjects covering theory and knowledge which is shared by other design disciplines. Through this multidisciplinary approach, students will develop their creative skills within a broader professional and commercial framework, reflecting the increasing convergence of design professions and the larger value chain within which designers operate. Students will gain an appreciation of broad cultural and historical contexts, learn about the cultural and economic importance of the design industry and explore emerging ideas in 21st century design.

    Target Audience
    School leavers and graduates of Certificate IV or higher level vocational programs in Design.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Interior designer for interior design and architectural practices, self-employed design consultant, design project administrator, design manager.


    Advanced standing may be available for students who have completed the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design or other relevant courses.
    Students completing the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) may be eligible for entry into postgraduate programs at universities and higher education institutions which offer design programs.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
    - a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent;
    - a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate;
    - a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above;
    - the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

    Additional Requirements:
    In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements the following specific entry requirements apply to entry to this program. All applicants are required to:
    - submit a portfolio of design and art work, and
    - submit a 500 word essay, and
    - attend an interview.

    8-12 examples of art or design work such as but not limited to drawing, painting, photographs, and digital media, presented in a portfolio.

    Essay Question:
    When you apply you will be provided with the essay question you need to answer.

    Special Admissions:
    If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Talk to admissions staff at the campus you wish to study at if you wish to apply for special admission.

    International Applicants:
    In addition to proof of eligibility and course specific entry requirements, international student applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed their secondary education in English or who have not completed an Australian educational qualification must demonstrate English proficiency at a minimum IELTS level of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6 in any one band.

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    Design Centre
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    18 Hours per week
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    About offering:

    For more detailed information about this course and to download the Course Information Brochure outlining the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course; and the Application Form please read the information at

    Indicative timetable:

    Full-time attendance over 6 semesters (3 years) with an expectation that students also complete an additional 20-24 hours per week of independent study. Full time students undertake 4 subject each semester.

    Additional entry requirements:

    Fees are calculated at $2,000.00 per subject. Students must successfully complete # subjects to obtain this qualification.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see

    Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP student loan to allow you to study this course now and pay later. Find out more about FEE-HELP at


    Fees, payment and refunds:

    Financial assistance:

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    How to enrol or apply:

    Entry into the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is by application. You can download an application form at

    For further information about this course and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator Todd Packer on (02) 9394 5764 or send an email to


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 11 October 2017, at 6.00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Rd Enmore, Exhibition Space, Building D, Room DG.08.

    Fee information:

    Domestic student tuition fees are calculated at $2000 per subject. Students must successfully complete 24 subjects.
    International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the information available at details on fees and enrolment processes for international students. TAFE NSW Higher Education tuition fees are subject to change.

    PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FEE-HELP is available to eligible higher education students for the payment of tuition fees. Students interested in applying for a FEE-HELP loan should visit the Study Assist website at: for further information.

    OTHER FEES AND CHARGES Some subjects may require the purchase of additional resources, such as text books and software. This will be discussed at orientation.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    DEDES103ADesign and culture60
    DEDES105ADesign processes60
    IDSTU103AMaterials and surface60
    IDSTU101AStudio 1 - Identity60
    DEDES104AVisual communication 160
    IDSTU102AVisual communication 260
    DEDES101AVisual thinking60



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