Interior Design

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:4 years
Foreign:$ 23k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 16, 2022
StudyQA ranking:622

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This internationally recognised course integrates design with social and environmental issues. Links with other disciplines in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty facilitate digital design in the context of virtual and interactive environments, further broadening career opportunities. 

Interior design at QUT has strong connections to local industry, employing award-winning practitioners as tutors and promoting student  work in prominent public settings. The degree prepares students for a career in an increasingly diverse field that embraces small and large-scale design in both real and virtual environments. It also provides a foundation for transition to higher degree study at masters or PhD level.

Recent focus on physical and digital experimentation and attention to body/space relations is driving the course into the third millennium. This is further supported by a growing research emphasis on design for health and social inclusion. Developed from traditional foundations, our approach extends interior design into new and emergent fields. 

This vision is supported by contemporary, relevant teaching which culminates in upper-level design studios that are the site for experimentation and research-led enquiry. Here students conceptualise and develop their designs through to detailed resolution, using representational means ranging from models to full-scale material constructs and digital animations. As an important location for self-discovery, these project-based design units engage staff expertise which offers different and individual specialist approaches. 

This course has been assessed as a bachelor honours degree which is a higherlevel qualification than a bachelor degree. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career or future research and study.

Your interior design course consists of 18 units in your primary major and four units that are common to all six design majors (architectural studies, fashion, industrial design, interactive and visual design, interior design or landscape architecture).

An additional eight units are taken outside your primary major. After studying for a year you can:

  • choose a second major (eight units from any approved QUT degree), or
  • choose two minors (a minor is a specific set of four units drawn from courses throughout QUT), or
  • choose one minor and four electives.

Minors and majors allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. Minors give you breadth of knowledge from two other areas and a  
second major provides depth in one area.

This means eight units of your course (one quarter of your degree) are taken from outside your primary major. You’ll work alongside students from other disciplines 
because that is how it will be when you graduate and work in the real world of design. The possibilities are almost endless. Here are some examples that might inspire ideas:

  • an architecture student could take a minor in interior design and a work integrated learning minor to gain professional industry experience 
  • a landscape architecture student could take a language minor such as Italian to help them work overseas
  • an interior design student could take a second major in industrial design to aid their ambition to design and manufacture their own range of office furniture
  • an industrial design student could take a second major in mechanical or electrical engineering to give them a deeper understanding of manufacturing and production
  • a fashion student could take a minor in business and another in interior design to help meet their dream of launching their own concept fashion store
  • an interactive and visual design student could take a second major in advertising or marketing and work as a designer for a leading digital agency.

And remember - your second major or minors could be in film, creative writing, music, visual arts, drama or other disciplines across QUT.

Mandatory courses

  • Design and Sustainability 
  • Introducing Design 
  • Interior Design 
  • Interior Visualisation
  • Introducing Design History
  • Colour Studies
  • Interior Technology
  • Design Psychology 
  • Design in Society 
  • Furniture Studies
  • Interior Design Practice Studio

 Second Major options

  • Animation
  • Architectural Studies
  • Art and Design History
  • Creative and Professional Writing 
  • Creative and Professional Writing 
  • Dance Studies 
  • Drama
  • Entertainment Industries
  • Fashion Communication
  • Film, Television and Screen
  • Industrial Design Studies
  • Interactive and Visual Design
  • Interior Design Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture Studies 
  • Literary Studies
  • Media and Communication
  • Music

Minor options 

  • Animation
  • Architectural Studies 
  • Art History 
  • Audience and User Research
  • Communication for the Professions 
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance Studies
  • Design and People-Environment Interactions 
  • Digital Media
  • Drama
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion Communication
  • Industrial Design Studies
  • Graphic Design 
  • Interactive and Visual Design
  • Interior Design Studies
  • Journalism
  • Lighting
  • Literature
  • Landscape Architecture Studies 
  • Modern and Popular Literature and Culture 
  • Music Studies
  • Performance Events and Festivals 
  • Scenography
  • Screen Studies 
  • Sound Design 
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • 1 Year Bachelor degree or other recognised post-secondary studies with pass grades
  • Maths A, B or C
  • Formal identity papers, like your passport, national identity card and student visa
  • Include the original copy of your IELTS or TOEFL test results.You can provide your IELTS Test Report form number, and international admissions can verify your results online.If you complete the TOEFL test, you can have your results sent directly to QUT. Our institution code is 9778.
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)
  • Creative Industries International Scholarship
  • Equity scholarships scheme
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