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- Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 4 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Design attractive and sustainable interiors using visual ideas that work with changing trends and future lifestyles.
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.
Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers.
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.
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 Shanghai.
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.
Work-integrated learning and industry partnerships are prioritised in this course. You will have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of work experiences, including professional placements, networking events, travel, and simulated and real client projects.
You will be taught by a select group of award-winning academics with significant industry and teaching experience.
You may have 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.
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.
- Interior designer
- Specialist designer (lighting, furniture, kitchen, bathroom)
- Exhibition and event designer
- Interior design writer/critic
- Set designer
- Interior design and architecture
- Building and construction
- Local government
- Retail and hospitality
- Exhibition and events
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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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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.
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.
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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.
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- Curtin course code: B-INTARCH
- CRICOS code: 023967K
- Last updated on: September 28, 2020