Interior Design

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INTERIOR DESIGN OVERVIEW

Interior Design

If you dream of a career as a Residential or Commercial Interior Designer, this course is for you.

The Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) is ideal for students wanting to work in the interior design industry in spatial design, creative management, communication and business. You will be taught and mentored by industry experts from Mercer School of Interior of Design  (a division of Australian College of the Arts) who are currently working within major brands, design studios and architectural firms. You will undertake fundamental units such as the history of design, 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 a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections through internships and placements.

This course is perfect for those wanting to pursue a career in design as an Interior Designer, Exhibition Designer, Kitchen and Bathroom Designer, Rendering Specialist, Set Designer, Rendering Artist, Exhibition Designer, Interior Stylist, Visual Merchandiser or Design Consultant.

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

Diploma

The Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) will provide students with knowledge and understanding of contemporary interior design activities and operations. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of interior design.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (seven months) of full-time study and you have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

Throughout the diploma you will:

  •  Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders;
  • Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations;
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio of creative projects;
  • Study in our warehouse-style campus in the heart of Melbourne’s arts district.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Admission and Intake

The Diploma of Arts (Interior Design) is delivered at the Cromwell Street Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. For admission criteriaclick here.

There is a simple portfolio requirement as part of the enrolment process. You will be advised on this once your application is received.

For intake dates, duration and links to learn more about FEE-HELP, head to www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Bachelor

The Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) will provide students with knowledge and understanding of contemporary interior design activities and operations. The course ensures students develop practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the field of interior design.

The degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study.

Throughout the degree, you will:

  • Work on industry projects with interior designers and brand leaders;
  • Learn and apply practical skills in creative interior design, conceptualisation and trend forecasting;
  • Gain hands-on experience in design technologies, events and installations;
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of design culture, creative theory and history;
  • Gain knowledge and experience in interior design practices and entrepreneurship;
  • Develop an industry relevant portfolio of creative projects;
  • Start your career sooner with immersive courses that allow you to complete your Bachelor Degree in two years instead of the standard three;
  • Study in our warehouse-style campus in the heart of Melbourne’s arts district.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at www.collarts.edu.au/faq

Admission and Intake

The Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) is delivered at the Cromwell Street Campus and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. For admission criteriaclick here.

There is a simple portfolio requirement as part of the enrolment process. You will be advised on this once your application is received.

For intake dates, duration and links to learn more about FEE-HELP, head to www.collarts.edu.au/faq

  • Admissions Requirements


    ALL APPLICANTS: Applicants must undertake a 30 minute interview. During the interview we will ask you questions about your knowledge and experience within your field of interest as well as discuss your course choice with you. 

    Diploma – Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB or state/international year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age. The diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree. There is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

    Bachelor – Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB or state/international year 12 equivalent. VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age. There is no ATAR minimum or subject requirements.

    Course Intake Dates: We run 3 intakes throughout the year, February, May, and September. Please see our Course Dates page for more information.

    How To Apply


    Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Coordinator will be in touch to arrange an interview.

    Year 12 applicants MUST apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Coordinator will be in touch to arrange an interview.

IN COLLABORATION WITH MERCER SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Mercer School of Interior Design offers students the opportunity to experience the industry up-close through local and international study experiences, providing all of the essential skills for a successful career in design. Dedicated to creating and shaping the next wave of interior design, their studio-style space and small class sizes guarantee that students receive the first-hand guidance they need for a successful future in the eld.

WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING

Interior Design

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