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This program promotes interior design as a practice concerned with the spatial and temporal relations between people and the surrounding environment.
Different interiors are considered from architectural, retail, exhibition and urban environments; digital and filmic spaces; performance and theatre design; art installations and more.
You will learn to design through the process of developing your own design response in relation to a range of design briefs from the conceptual to real life situations. You will be provided with technical and communication tools such as Autocad, 3-D imaging, hand drawing, film production and model making as well as verbal presentation skills.
This program will challenge your assumptions about interior design and allow you to push current boundaries and engage design as an agent of social and cultural change.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
Each semester, practising professional designers present studios or specialisations that engage directly with contemporary design projects and/or issues. These projects may involve clients and actual projects where you will develop your design proposals within a scenario-based, simulated design practice environment.
The program has developed strong community and industry relationships, which allow you to be exposed to ’real life’ projects. Examples include projects with HASSELL, design proposals for the re-design of the Quiksilver Head Quarters in Torquay, and prototyping lighting design in collaboration with Euroluce.
Work integrated Learning:
Work placements are available in the 3rd and the final year of the program in a range of organisations and practices which in the past have included: National Gallery of Victoria, Assemble Papers, HBA and MEME. (determined on a merit based criteria).
Many graduates work in interior design and architectural practices where commissions may range from domestic interior, retail and entertainment, to hospitality, corporate office and public building design. These practices range in scale from large corporate offices to teams of 2 or 3.
Design practices are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary, with interior designers, landscape architects, architects, industrial designers and graphic designers collaborating on large-scale projects. Many graduates also establish their own design practices.
As an interior designer, you may also work in film and television design, set design for theatre, furniture design, exhibition design and curating, event planning and design journalism.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia.
This RMIT degree participates in a local and global conversation and network through membership of IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association), DIA (Design Institute of Australia) and IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects and Interior Designers).
Through this program, you will engage in an ongoing global dialogue through conferences, student and staff exchange, travel studios and regular participation in/contribution to an international network of practitioners and academics.
Examples of recent connections include a student field trip to Hanoi, Vietnam to redesign a café which offers training and support to an orphanage of over 400 children with disabilities. In 2012, a travel studio to Bali connected with graduates working across the region.
You will also have the chance to go on a full semester overseas exchange in your third year.
Program and course information
Challenge your ideas about interior design.
Explore conceptual and real-life design briefs in studio and workshop settings.