INTERIOR DESIGN


AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS

BACHELOR OF DESIGN
IN
INTERIOR DESIGN

Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia
Intakes: January and July
Duration: 3 Years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Find an elegant balance between people and space, form and function. Explore the effects of colour vs monochrome, paint vs wallpaper. Understand the impact of design decisions on engineering, construction and architecture.

A Raffles interior design course will enhance your creative eye and teach you sound technical and people management skills to create beautiful, functional spaces.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE

Before you start any interior design project, you need to understand the space you have to work with, and the needs of the people using it. You’ll learn the essential requirements of interior design – space allocation, building services, traffic flow, furniture, fixtures and surface finishes.

You’ll work on practical projects that require you to develop strong skills in Archicad and find creative and functional solutions to a variety of briefs. You will also learn the theories that underpin the understanding and articulation of design ideas and concepts.


INTERIOR DESIGN IS FOR YOU IF...

You’re fascinated by colours and textures that help you to create exciting spaces. Few things please you more than clever storage solutions and you have a dimmer switch in every room.

You understand how to create balance within a space and want to develop your knowledge of design principles with the technical knowledge needed to excel in this popular profession.

WHY CHOOSE A RAFFLES INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE?

You’ll learn how to whip up working drawings and have comprehensive knowledge of all the technical, engineering and service aspects of the discipline, in addition to materials and finishes.

You’ll be asked to regularly present your design concepts to ‘clients’ to refine your presentation skills and apply your newly acquired skills to real-life situations during your industry internship.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate of this interior design course, you might find yourself working as a consultant designing interiors for a range of buildings and purposes:

  • Residential – houses and units
  • Offices
  • Hospitality venues such as hotels, resorts, bars and restaurants
  • Exhibition spaces including museums and trade shows
  • Retail outlets
  • Public space
  • Commercial

STUDY OPTIONS

The Bachelor of Design majoring in Interior Design is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. You can choose to wrap up after two years, and receive an Associate Degree.

COURSE MODULES

UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN
INTERIOR DESIGN

Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 2 Years (Full-time)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
INTERIOR DESIGN (TOP UP)

Coventry University, UK
Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

OR

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
INTERIOR DESIGN (TOP UP)

Northumbria University, UK
Intakes: January and July
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Advanced Diploma

The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the interior design industry. It encompasses the study of both Interior Architecture & Design content within the built environment, while focusing on the human interface within given spaces. The emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer aided drafting and the history of design. Students are expected to provide design solutions to a wide variety of complex real-life space problems.



Coventry University

The BA (Hons) Interior Design course explores the human scale and relationship in the continuously changing context of spatial environments. The students learn to develop and design the right contexts and identities of these spatial environments in the different areas of SMLXL, which stands not only for the scale of the environment but also for the scale of manufacturing and exclusivity. Apart from international case studies, students are exposed to Asian culture and will integrate their own identity which will reflect their choice of design solutions.

To make the broadness of the course visual we introduced the axiom SMLXL. The range is from interior objects to large public spaces, small spaces such as domestic rooms to megastructure interiors such as airports. In order to address this variety in a way that gives clarity and precision to learning and teaching the course identifies the areas as small (S), medium (M), large (L) and extra large (XL), giving the axiom SMLXL, which is used as a device within the course giving an overview of work in the field of interior design while identifying its different areas. On each level the student has the possibility to focus on a specific field where their strength lies. Graduates specialise in one of the SMLXL fields.

Students will be able to draw from wide source of projects in Asia, participate in competitions and collaborative projects and work in multidisciplinary teams. This will increase their global employability and prepare them to launch their own business.

Northumbria University

The BA (Hons) Interior Design programme is project and studio based and integrates design practice, technology and theory. Students creative ability is actively promoted and encouraged through live projects with industry, team working and regional collaboration. The programme aims to prepare students with specialist skills, qualities of professionalism, cultural and ethical awareness and commercial viability.

This is a three year programme which offers a challenging and balanced curriculum for Honours degree study.

This programme is studied in the context of design with specialist input relevant to the built environment and is informed by current and prospective professional practice as well as research and academic debate. There is a vocational focus which aims to equip graduates with those personal and professional skills that are necessary for employment; whilst broadening understanding of the changing needs of society, the concept of sustainable re-development of the built environment, the maintenance of appropriate ethical standards and the regulatory framework within which work is conducted. Within this wider context the programme aims to develop a range of student abilities to enable them to:

  • Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Be independent thinkers and learners.
  • Challenge routine and influence change.
  • Manage information.
  • Evaluate and apply knowledge acquisition methodologies.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of IT.
  • Evaluate data and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively through a variety of media.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Areas of employment include:

  • Facility Manager
  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Institutional Interior Designer
  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Educator
  • CAD Designer

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the language. Students must meet the minimum English Standard as stipulated below to commence their registered Advanced Diploma/Bachelor/Master courses with Raffles College of Higher Education.

Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Advanced Diploma (2 Years) Bachelor of Commerce (Top Up)
Applicable to students with Diploma / Higher NITEC / NITEC or equivalent (based on Recognition of Prior Learning)
Master of Commerce (1 Year)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 (Paper-based) or 70 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 620
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (Paper-based) or 90 - 91 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 700
English Speaking Countries Non-English Speaking Countries
Course is undertaken solely in the English Language The study was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides and is conducted and examined solely in the English Language
  • Preparation course approved by RCDC as a basis for admission*
  • Senior secondary qualification accepted by RCDC*
  • 1 (or more) Year(s)- Post-secondary study at an RCDC recognised institution
  • 2 (or more) Years - Senior secondary qualification
  • 2 (or more) Years - Post secondary Diploma qualification
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
The College reserves the right to verify applicant's standard of English through English Placement test for applicants applying through Part B. (*Only applicable to RCDC Programmes)
Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as stipulated above will need to take the Raffles College of Higher Education's English Placement Test

AGE REQUIREMENTS

For All Advanced Diploma Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

For All Top up Bachelor Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 18-years of age.

COURSE MODULES


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