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STUDY INTERIOR DESIGN

If you dream of a career as a Residential or Commercial Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, Kitchen and Bathroom Designer, or Rendering Specialist, this course is for you.

The Interior Design course is perfect for students wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication, and business.

Students can study online, on-campus or blended*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities, where you will be taught and mentored by industry experts who are currently working within major brands, design studios, and architectural firms. You will undertake fundamental units such as design history, creative theory, material exploration, entrepreneurship, and digital integration

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections through internships and placements.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of the interior design industry, both in Australia and internationally.

CRICOS CODE

Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) - 2 years: 098439C
→ Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) - 3 years: 104503A

→ Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) - 2 trimesters: 098440K
→ Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) - 3 trimesters: 104425K

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory, and history

Learn and apply practical skills in creative interior design and conceptualisation

Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events, and installations

Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders

Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship

Develop an industry-relevant portfolio of creative projects

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT INTERIOR DESIGN

ALECIA MOSTERT IS FRONT AND CENTRE AT DENFAIR

When Alecia Mostert moved to Melbourne, she didn’t expect to make connections so quickly. In her first year of study, she and her classmates had the exclusive opportunity to design and collaborate with industry leaders, DENFAIR. Here's how her work became front and centre.

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LEARNING COLOUR MIXING MAGIC WITH SCANLAN & MAKERS

Look at the wall in front of you: is it dark or bright? Textured or flat? A coloursmith could have been the one who decided what that wall in your room looks like. Clare Scanlan from Scanlan & Makers is someone who does exactly that, mixing colours and painting walls to create the perfect base to decorate. Here's what happened when she invited our Interior Design students to her Collingwood studio.

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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO STYLE A FESTIVAL GREEN ROOM

When it comes to interior design and styling, there's nothing more thrilling than bringing a space to life. For Interior Design student Jacinta Ashby, her hunger for industry experience led her to pitch a concept to Peel Street Festival: she would style their two artist green rooms, and hone her skills along the way.

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HOW THIS INTERIOR GRADUATE LANDED A DREAM JOB WITH STYLIST SIMONE HAAG

While studying interior design at Collarts in 2015, Sarah Shinners saw that Simone Haag was doing a talk at Modern Times. She went along and knew immediately that she wanted to be a part of Simone’s world. Fast forward three years and Sarah is kicking career goals as Simone Haag’s Design Manager. Sarah says her success is due to hard work, passion, and always saying "yes."

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Industry Partnerships

  • DENFAIR
  • Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Peel Street Festival

"The best thing about studying at Collarts is that there is never a limit. Paired with the industry experience and awesome lecturers, I just feel like Collarts is right for me."

JACINTA ASHBY

Interior Design Graduate

Jacinta Ashby looking at fabric

"I want to inspire students to think globally. I want to equip them with the skills and ability to work on projects locally and remotely, while addressing real issues, obstacles, and challenges regardless of time zones."

BRUNO DUVAL

Head of Interior Design

Student at Interior Design exhibition

"When I was looking at my options, Collarts’ practical approach was exactly what I was looking for. Collarts is so industry-focused, and I wanted my degree to be a stepping stone for a job in the future."

ALECIA MOSTERT

Interior Design Student

Student holding a paint bucket with a paintbrush in it

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

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Congratulations! You're ready to start studying at Collarts.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS (INTERIOR DESIGN)

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) course is perfect for people wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication, and business.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history

Learn and apply practical skills in creative interior design and conceptualisation

Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations

Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders

Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship

Develop an industry-relevant portfolio of creative projects

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

→ Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 098439C (2 years)/104503A (3 years) & 098440K (2 trimesters)/104425K (3 trimesters).

This course contains notebook, art kit, software, and computer requirements—please see here for a comprehensive list.

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria.

DIPLOMA OF ARTS (INTERIOR DESIGN)

 

The Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) course is perfect for people wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication, and business.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history

Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations

Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders

Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 098439C (2 years)/104503A (3 years) & 098440K (2 trimesters)/104425K (3 trimesters).

This course contains notebook, art kit, software, and computer requirements—please see here for a comprehensive list.

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a portfolio of 4 - 6 pieces of original creative work

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF ARTS (INTERIOR DESIGN)

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) course is perfect for people wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication, and business.

The Bachelor degree can be completed fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history

Learn and apply practical skills in creative interior design and conceptualisation

Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations

Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders

Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship

Develop an industry-relevant portfolio of creative projects

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

→ Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 098439C (2 years)/104503A (3 years) & 098440K (2 trimesters)/104425K (3 trimesters).

This course contains notebook, art kit, software, and computer requirements—please see here for a comprehensive list.

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria.

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF ARTS (INTERIOR DESIGN)

 

The Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) course is perfect for people wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication, and business.

The diploma can be completed fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history

Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations

Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders

Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship

Study on-campus, online, or mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 098439C (2 years)/104503A (3 years) & 098440K (2 trimesters)/104425K (3 trimesters).

This course contains notebook, art kit, software, and computer requirements—please see here for a comprehensive list.

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to submit a portfolio of 4 - 6 pieces of original creative work

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

KEY INFORMATION

Start Dates
Start Dates
February, May and September
Number of Trimesters
Number of Units
8 in Diploma
 
24 in Bachelor
Duration
Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters
Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Mixed*
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry Placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 098439/104503A
Diploma: 098440K/104425K
International Fees
International Fees On-Campus
$2974.50 per unit
International Fees Online
Application Assistance
$2502.90 per unit

 

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria.
Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Mixed*
FIRST YEAR DESIGN THEORY PRACTICAL APPLICATION DESIGN COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Creative Theory Design Drawing Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Design Movement Material Exploration Colour Exploration
Trimester 3 Design Drawing Digital Integration
Second YEAR DESIGN THEORY PRACTICAL APPLICATION DESIGN COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Regional Design Culture Systems and Assembly CAD 1
Trimester 2 Design Studio 1 CAD 2 Design Entrepreneurship
Trimester 3 Design for Environments Global Industry and Careers
THIRD YEAR DESIGN THEORY PRACTICAL APPLICATION DESIGN COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Design for Experience Design Studio 2 CAD 3
Trimester 2 Design Studio Emerging Technologies Portfolio Development
Trimester 3 Design for Humanity Industry Placement

TO SEE THE 2-YEAR ACCELERATED COURSE MATRIX, CLICK HERE.

Need more information on the units above? Click here for a unit outline.

* To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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