Course Description

Focused on the dynamic relations between people and the surrounding environment, this ideas-led design program explores the potential and future of interior design as a practice.

In the 21st century, the definition of ‘interior’ can no longer be simply equated to the inside of a building. Conditions of interior and interiority are increasingly affected and transformed by contemporary technologies as well as social and cultural forces and relationships.

This program will challenge your assumptions about interior design. You will learn to think and operate like a designer and, studying in a highly creative studio setting, you will learn from distinguished design practitioners.

You will learn to design through the process of responding to a range of design briefs from the conceptual to real-life situations. You will be provided with technical and communication tools such as AutoCAD, 3D imaging, hand-drawing, film production and model making, as well as verbal presentation skills.

You'll have the opportunity to travel and engage with industry through workshops and projects that allow you to respond to complex design challenges.

Students in third and fourth year will have the opprtunity to undertake interships and gain valuable experience with leading design practices in Melbourne and internationally.

Four years of ideas-led designing

Working in a highly creative studio setting, you will develop rich experiential sensibilities and a sophisticated range of approaches to the design of interior environments. These could range from detailed, material-focused projects including furniture and joinery, to event-based situations like exhibitions, installations and performances, or large-scale complex projects such as commercial spaces, retail precincts and public or community centres.

Different interiors are considered from architectural, retail, exhibition and urban environments to digital and filmic spaces, performance and theatre design, art installations and more.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
International Students: $36,480 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.1% (national average 62.7%)
Improved skills: 78.9% (national average 78.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.3% (national average 75.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 70.1% (national average 75.4%)
Studying full time: 23.1% (national average 21.6%)
Median full time salary: $54,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083945G
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH115

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.