STUDY INTERIOR DESIGN

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED

 

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 mixed, 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.

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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

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 Student

Jacinta browsing through materials

"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 colour mixing and painting at workshop
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 in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent. 

 

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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 098440K & 098439C.

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

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 in two trimesters (8 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

 

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 blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Interior Design) is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 098440K & 098439C.

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

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

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

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 are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

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 are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

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

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma
24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Placement
Dedicated Time for Industry Experience
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,430 per unit
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International Fees
Available

COURSE STRUCTURE

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Blended
FIRST YEAR DESIGN THEORY PRACTICAL APPLICATION DESIGN COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Creative Theory Colour Exploration Design Drawing 1 Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Design Movements Material Exploration Design Drawing 2 Digital Integration
Trimester 3 Regional Design Culture Systems & Assembly Computer Aided Design 1 Design Entrepreneurship
SECOND YEAR DESIGN THEORY PRACTICAL APPLICATION DESIGN COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Design for Environments Design Studio 1 Computer Aided Design 2 Global Industry & Careers
Trimester 2 Design for Experience Design Studio 2 Computer Aided Design 3 Portfolio Development
Trimester 3 Design for Humanity (Capstone Project) Design Studio 3 Emerging Design (Capstone Project) Emerging Technologies (Capstone Project) Industry Placement (60 Hours min.)

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

OPENING HOURS

Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.