Bachelor of Design in Interior Design

Whitehouse Institute of Design

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085283C

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Whitehouse Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design, is the only degree of its kind in Australia to incorporate residential, commercial, and industrial design into a single two-year accelerated degree. As the world rapidly changes, Whitehouse has responded to industry employers by offering an industry leading interior design degree that equips graduates with essential design skills that can be adapted to a multitude of interior design roles and careers.

Key areas of study include residential interior design, furniture and installation design, retail interior design, community landscape design and commercial office interior design. All areas of learning are underpinned by the design formula of elements and principles of design as well as an intensive immersion into materials research and exploration. Interior Design looks not only at the application of surface materials but more fully at understanding the design of usable spaces that enhance lifestyle.

Interior Design

The Bachelor of Design, Interior Design, prepares students to thoughtfully examine the increasingly complex issues associated with designing, building and transforming interiors, structures & objects.

In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. Whether working in the field, the CAD Lab, the Model Shop or on their own laptops in studio, students are challenged to think critically and develop self-reliant design solutions and processes.

With a large focus on sustainable and responsible design, students are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials and approaches. Complemented by the study of perspective drawing, history, theory, ecology, cultural geography, plants and technology, students investigate some of the most important questions facing designers today.

Course Structure

Students undertake five subjects each study period as follows:

The Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design is based on six trimesters with five subjects taught in each trimester. It comprises of 18 core subjects and 12 specialisation subjects. To qualify for the award of the degree Bachelor of Design a candidate shall accrue and aggregate of 288 credit points, including satisfactory completion of all subjects.

Graduate Career Outcomes

Here are just some examples of career outcomes our Interior Design graduates have continued into:

- Spatial Designer
- Furniture Designer
- CAD Operator
- Interior Designer
- Commercial Designer
- Hospitality Designer
- Interior Illustrator
- Magazine Editor

- Design Coordinator
- Exhibition Designer
- Showroom Manager
- Interior Renovator
- Entertainment Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Design Manager
- Design Administrator

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,952 Per Year
Read more2021 Annual Tuition Fees: 59,904; This fee is for 2021 and it may be subject to change in the coming year.
19 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
672 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Equivalent overseas Senior School Certificate

English Language Requirements

  • Successfully completed previous studies in which the language of instruction, examination and assessment was in English, or
  • Completed an English proficiency test - minimum English standard Academic IELTS of 6.5 (with no band lower than 6.0) or TOEFL 79 -93.


Whitehouse Institute of Design
Sydney Campus
2 Short Street
Sydney New South Wales 2010
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