Bachelor of Design Arts: Interior Design

General

Program Description

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. In the LCI Melbourne Interior Design program, you will develop the conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge required to excel in a career where place and people meet, in a diverse range of private, public, residential and commercial environments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand and appreciate a client’s needs and resulting space requirements
  • Identify and address spatial and function needs for interiors
  • Integrate research and technical specifications into the design process
  • Understand and design for residential and commercial space needs
  • Appreciate and apply key concepts in sustainability
  • Understand style and trend forecasting in the design process.

MAJOR STUDY UNITS

  • Foundations in Interior Design
  • Interior Design CAD
  • Colour and Light Studies in Interior Design
  • Multi-sensory spaces and the Interior
  • Interior Modelling techniques
  • Interior Design and Industry

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. If you are a domestic student aged under 18 you can enrol at LCI Melbourne but you will need your parent or guardian's consent. Unfortunately we are unable to enrol international students under the age of 18.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE

  • Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions oriented problem solver

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Graduating with a major in Interior Design prepares you for a range of different career possibilities both within a residential or commercial context. These may include: Interior Designer, Set Designer, Rendering Artist, Exhibition Designer, Interior Stylist, Visual Merchandiser or Design Consultant.

WORK-BASED PLACEMENTS

The Professional Studies units of the Bachelor of Design Arts ensure students secure industry placements to enhance their skills and experience - giving them an edge when they graduate. Work experience in the design industry can include placements at architectural practices, interior design companies, or with individual stylists.

CLASS SIZE & FACILITIES

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry-standard production and post-production and equipment.

DEGREE

Bachelor of Design Arts (Interior Design)

REQUIRED MATERIALS

During Orientation the Academy will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the program.

PROGRAM LENGTH

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 3 years full-time (10 units per academic year) or 2 years fast-tracked full-time (15 units per academic year). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’.

ASSESSMENT

80% project work (including practical work, essays, presentations and group assignments) and 20% test.

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Last updated June 2019

About the School

LCI Melbourne, formerly known as the Academy of Design Australia, is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution educating students to become adaptable and creative thinkers

LCI Melbourne, formerly known as the Academy of Design Australia, is a government-approved degree-awarding higher education institution educating students to become adaptable and creative thinkers Read less