Design

Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)

Cricos Code: 090302G

WHAT IS A BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN: RESIDENTIAL?

One of the most important things in life is our home. We want to walk in the door at night and feel comfortable, or energised, proud, relaxed, and most of all, happy. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Interior Design: Residential you will have the expertise – and the privilege – to create your clients’ homes. This course is for designers who want to develop the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the challenges of sustainable residential design in the 21st Century. You’ll be designing interiors in housing of all types: houses surrounded by gardens, high-rise living, mobile, multi-purpose and homes in adaptive reuse environments.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

International students must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 22 Jul 19

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

Accelerated: 2 years

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6 years maximum

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
  • Interior designer
  • Experiential designer
  • Home design journalist and editor
  • Residential furniture and joinery designer
  • Homelessness solutions strategist
  • Aged care facilities designer
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"The lecturers are so passionate and industry connected "

- Kelly Doyle, Graduate of Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)
"I knew this was the right place for me after attending Open Day, I really liked the whole Billy Blue College vibe. Everyone was very friendly and I knew I would fit into the environment."
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Course Overview

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:
  • User experience design knowledge
  • Graphic and interface design
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Craft compelling interactive experiences
  • Opportunity to intern in a professional digital studio

WHAT YOU'LL 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

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

Personalise Your Course

Institute this qualification was awarded
Any
Subjects Credited
8 of 24
Credit Points
80 of 240
Credit Agreement
Institute this qualification was awarded
TUA
Subjects Credited
8 of 24
Credit Points
80 of 240
Credit Agreement
Institute this qualification was awarded
UTS: Insearch Ltd
Subjects Credited
6 of 24
Credit Points
60 of 240
Credit Agreement
Qualification
Institution this qualification was awarded …
Subjects Credited
Credit Points
Credit Agreement
MSF50213 (and superseded LMF50408) - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
Any
8 of 24
80 of 240
HE Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
TUA
8 of 24
80 of 240
Diploma of Design & Architecture
UTS: Insearch Ltd
6 of 24
60 of 240

HOW MUCH

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60
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If you do not meet the ATAR requirements You can apply through Special Entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design)
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0, with no sub score less than 5.5
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60
  View full course admission information
If you do not meet the ATAR requirements You can apply through Special Entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design)
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0, with no sub score less than 5.5

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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