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Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

Café design by Bruntha Paramanathan

Prepare for a creative career in interior design

This practical degree is delivered at the award winning Design Centre at Enmore in Sydney. As well as developing practical design skills you will develop complementary theoretical knowledge to give you a sound understanding of design best practice both in Australia and overseas. You will study in a studio-based learning environment, working in small groups to simulate interior design practice. An internship in third year will give you valuable workplace experience and will allow you to make valuable industry contacts.

Design Institute of Australia - Recognised Course

This is a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Recognised course which means you can be assured it meets industry standards. Students and graduates are automatically eligible to be DIA members.

More information about this course

Course code: HE20501

Location: Design Centre, Enmore

Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent

Course load: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course. Each subject is worth 10 credit points.

Next intake: February 2018

Course overview: The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) is an undergraduate qualification taught in English. The course is located at Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Students will learn how to create innovative, original interior design concepts by exploring the spatial, structural and material elements of built interior environments. Graduates will have the ability to manage complex projects from initial concept through to a successful detailed solution, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between interior spaces and the people who use them.

Further enquiries: sydney.degree@tafensw.edu.au

Entry requirements and how to apply

You must satisfy at least one of the following four entry requirements to be eligible for admission into this course:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent; OR
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification; OR
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

This course requires you to submit additional information with your application, including a short written piece and a portfolio of art and design work to demonstrate your creative talent. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry into this course, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application.

Note 1: You do not require an ATAR for entry into this course.
Note 2: If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage.

For full details of application requirements and to download the application form, visit the Applying and fees page

Study requirements

STUDY PATTERN

Full time students enrol in four subjects per semester, with face to face classes totalling approximately 16 hours per week. Students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study to maximise success in the course.

ASSESSMENT

A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course to allow students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks. Assessment types include, but are not limited to essays, reports, practical projects, online discussion posts, process diaries, presentations, and examinations.

SUBJECTS

You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design). All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted.

Tuition fees

In 2018 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $2,000 per subject (a total of $48,000 for the full bachelor degree*). This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE NSW International website.

*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

Information for international students

This course is available for enrolment by international students, subject to meeting course entry requirements and satisfying student visa conditions. For more information and the current course fee for international students go to the TAFE NSW International website.

Disclaimer

While every effort has been made to ensure information about this course is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

Student stories

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Kathryn

Kathryn Watkins studies a TAFE NSW Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) degree at Design Centre Enmore, Sydney TAFE.

Olivia

Olivia Groome studied a TAFE NSW Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) degree at Design Centre Enmore, Sydney TAFE.