Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

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.


  • 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.


  • Interior design

Standard 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.


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).

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $134,400 No information available No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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.

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