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Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Study Interior Architecture at Curtin

Interior Architecture

Bachelor Degree

B-INTARCH

Course
Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
CRICOS
023967K
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Design attractive and sustainable interiors using visual ideas that work with changing trends and future lifestyles.

Emiko Carter

Thanks to my inspiring tutors, I have come to believe that creativity is not only intuitive, but is also something that can be taught, practiced and worked on. This environment has helped me develop my own individual style and learn the confidence to express it.

Transferable skills

Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. 

Students and graduates are eligible for membership to the Design Institute of Australia.  

Industry links

Deliver client briefings and pitch design concepts to real clients and practitioners.

Interior architects offer creative, proactive and innovative design solutions for the exciting developments occurring across all areas of contemporary life.

In this degree you will develop a strong foundation in critical design thinking and theory relating to human occupation.

You'll explore how human experience is central to interior architecture, particularly as the ‘innovation economy’ is calling for change to the designs of environments where we learn, work and live.

From the start of your course you will develop the knowledge and technical skills required for professional practice. Through work-integrated learning opportunities, you'll work on real projects, undertake site visits, create site documentation and deliver client briefings. You may also pitch design concepts to real clients and practitioners.

You will learn key career skills including communication, creative problem solving and collaborative work practice.

In your second year, you may have the opportunity to undertake a studio field trip to Bali, and in your third year you may participate in a studio field trip to Melbourne. There are also scholarships available where you can gain three month's work experience with our practice partners, including Hassell in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shangai.

Students must complete at least 80 hours of relevant work experience before graduating. Curtin provides you with opportunities to work with real clients. Our students have contributed design solutions for organisations such as Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, and worked with industry consultants Hassell, Geyer and Cox.  

Interested in seeing student work?
Check out our Interior Architecture Instagram feed.

Curious about industry life?
Watch our Video Series: Transitioning into practice.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

Work-integrated learning and industry partnerships are prioritised in this course. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety a work experiences, including professional placements, networking events, travel, and simulated and real client projects.

Curtin is the only university in Western Australia to offer a four year interior architecture degree, making graduates eligible for membership of IDEA (Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association).

You will be taught by a select group of award-winning academics with significant industry and teaching experience.

You may the opportunity to showcase your work in the end-of-year exhibition, and undertake immersive local and global field trips.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • Completion of 80 hours' work experience in the industry is required to graduate, ensuring you develop the relevant skills and practical competence employers are looking for.
  • Strong engagement with industry is embedded throughout the course, including real and simulated client projects.
  • Opportunities exist for local and international studio field trips, broadening your professional experience and cultural awareness.
  • The course is taught by dedicated professionals who are active in research and practice, thereby ensuring your education is industry relevant.
  • You will develop independent thinking and critical awareness skills, which are transferable across diverse career sectors.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers.

Students and graduates are eligible for membership to the Design Institute of Australia.

Career information

Careers

  • Interior designer
  • Specialist designer (lighting, furniture, kitchen, bathroom)
  • Exhibition and event designer
  • Interior design writer/critic
  • Set designer

Industries

  • Interior design and architecture
  • Building and construction
  • Local government
  • Housing
  • Retail and hospitality
  • Exhibition and events
  • Publications

 

What you'll learn

  • Identify, explain and apply the disciplinary concepts in interior architecture
  • Develop creative practices and ways of building knowledge that are critical and reflective
  • Evaluate and synthesise information from various sources across multiple disciplines to inform the responsive processes related to the design and experience of interior architecture
  • Select and use effective and appropriate visual, spoken, written, graphic and technical communication techniques appropriate for academic and professional environments
  • Use a range of available technologies appropriate to interior architecture
  • Adapt and respond to new ways of learning and global interaction to develop a self-directed approach
  • Develop awareness and sensitivity around community and its role in Interior Architecture with particular attention to context and global differences in perceptions and interpretations of concepts and practice
  • Recognise and understand cultural diversity in particular indigenous perspectives and knowledges. Respect individual human rights and include concepts of social sustainability, social equity and cultural diversity into interior architecture
  • Work independently and collaboratively demonstrating relevant professional and ethical practices

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake only available to students with sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,100*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,100*
Total indicative course fee $132,300*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,700*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,100*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,400*
Total indicative course fee $134,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $33,300*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

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On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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