Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

RMIT University

As an interior designer, students will be part of an idea-led profession, concerned with the relationships between people and the surrounding environment. They will understand that the design of interiors is not confined to the inside of buildings, but addresses spatial and temporal concerns ranging from the intimacy of a finely crafted object to the urban fabric of a city. Students will use a range of skills to push the boundaries of what currently exists. These skills include high-level visual and verbal communication and presentation techniques, model making, technical design documentation, and the ability to work with light, sound, video and computer-based programs. The degree's educational agenda is to challenge the accepted assumptions about interior design and test new ideas through design project work. This involves the contribution of many local and international practitioners and academics, from a spectrum of disciplines, who will engage them in specific design projects, give seminars and tutorials, and engage in critical debate regarding the foundations and directions of interior design practice.

Course Fee:

International: $134,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; pre-selection kit.


Core studies include: Design and communications; History and theory; and Technical studies. Electives include: Furniture design; Retail design; Design for film and TV; Design for theatre; Exhibition and event design; Model making; Design publishing; Lighting; Materials; Computer aided design; Projection; Digital video; Website design.

Subjects you can Study:

Interior design

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: -Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) -Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration -Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design

Further information:

Graduates will be employed 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 two to three. Design practices are increasingly becoming 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. Interior designers also work in film and television design, set design for theatre, furniture design, exhibition design and curating, event planning and design journalism.


Graduates of this degree 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).

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

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