With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. In the LCI Melbourne Interior Design program, you will develop the conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge required to excel in a career where place and people meet, in a diverse range of private, public, residential and commercial environments.
Students will learn how to conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces in various sectors of the built environment. The course explores the varied facets of interior design, from designing spaces with a view to specific industries, such as display suites for Residential design, to catering to specific demographics, such as modifying spaces to accommodate special user needs.
Our course also prepares students for contemporary careers in a connected world. Students will explore sustainable design through consideration of natural textiles, energy efficient materials, and ergonomic design. They will also learn how to style, shoot and promote their work, with a focus on understanding the impact of social media in interior design and developing skills such as communicating design concepts and styling flatlays for Instagram.
Who's It For?
- Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form
- Those with strong communication skills
- Innovative thinkers
- People with a passion for self-expression or community engagement
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Interior Designer
- Set Designer
- Rendering Artist
- Exhibition Designer
- Interior Stylist
- Visual Merchandiser
- Design Consultant.
What You'll Learn
- Understand and appreciate a client’s needs and resulting space requirements
- Identify and address spatial and function needs for interiors Integrate research and technical specifications into the design process
- Understand and design for residential and commercial space needs
- Appreciate and apply key concepts in sustainability
- Understand style and trend forecasting in the design process.
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
Duration Study Load
The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 2 years full-time (300 credit points). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’.
To be considered for a place at LCI Melbourne, our entry requirements are:
- Evidence of satisfactory completion of VCE or year 12 equivalent or work experience equivalence
- Submission of a creative Portfolio of 6 to 8 items – See tips and tricks on how to prepare a portfolio
- Completion of a preselection kit provided by LCI Melbourne
International students must achieve equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5.
After submission, the portfolio or selection kit is viewed by a panel and if you are shortlisted your application will proceed to the interview stage where you will meet with the LCI team to talk through your portfolio and ask questions.
- Select from 5 sub-majors, providing a wider range of career options
- Design Arts subjects covering contextual studies and management skills
- Work experience in the design arts industry
- Opportunity to study a trimester abroad at LCI Education campuses
- Small classes and a community dedicated to creativity
The Professional Studies units of the Bachelor of Design Arts ensure students secure industry placements to enhance their skills and experience – giving them an edge when they graduate. Work experience in the design industry can include placements at architectural practices, interior design companies, or with individual stylists.
Exploring interior design, through space, function, materials and lighting, students develop a series of spaces and apply material and structural decisions
Addressing functional and spatial problems, this unit focuses on creative exploration and design execution
Design issues, space planning and materiality are developed through traditional 3D methods
Ideas concerning experience, participation and universal design for commercial spaces are formed. Spatial flow, flexibility, and acoustics
Contemporary visual culture and the role of media in society
About LCI Melbourne
LCI Melbourne is not your cookie-cutter higher education institute. We are a local design school with a global reputation that inspires and empowers students to design with purpose and become what’s next.
Kick-start your career with an LCI Melbourne Higher Education Design Diploma or a Bachelor of Design Arts that is inspiring, engaging and connected with industry. LCI Melbourne teaches you how to combine developmental, creative and professional skills to solve a range of imaginative problems. You will explore foundation design concepts, industry-led briefs and work towards the development of a personal design ethos.