This course creates designers who have the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the future challenges of sustainable residential design for 21st Century housing, high-rise living, mobile, multi-purpose and adaptive reuse environments.
Throughout your studies into residential interior design, you will engage with the theoretical and practical elements of designing residential interiors. This Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) course will lead you to explore and respond to contemporary issues impacting residential interior design thinking such as our aging population, homelessness, evolving gender roles and definitions of family. You will unpack and understand frontier theory that informs the notion of home in both physical and virtual environments.
As a future-ready interior designer, new technologies and environmentally sustainable practices will be part of your learning. You will understand the impact in the selection of materiality, lighting, joinery, furniture and technology systems such as artificial intelligence robotics and interactive audio visual systems.
You will make residential environments a reality through documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. You will also have the opportunity to apply theory to practice by creating a range of residential interior design solutions for real clients and can apply for an internship with one of our leading partners as part of your study.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential), students will need to complete 240 credit points over 24 subjects as outlined in the Course Structure below. Each subject has a value of 10 credit points
The course structure comprises 8 common core subjects, 15 specialised subjects and 1 elective subject over Levels 100, 200 and 300, as follows:
3 common core subjects + 5 specialised subjects
3 common core subjects + 4 specialised subjects 1 elective subject
2 common core subjects + 6 specialised subjects
See Subject Information below for more detail.
Key Study Outcomes:
- Make residential environments a reality
- Knowledge of contemporary issues impacting residential interior design thinking
- Materiality, lighting, joinery, furniture and technology systems
- Creating a range of residential interior design solutions for real clients
- Opportunity to intern at one of our leading partners