Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

RMIT University

As an interior designer, students will be part of an idea-led profession, concerned with the relationships between people and the surrounding environment. They will understand that the design of interiors is not confined to the inside of buildings, but addresses spatial and temporal concerns ranging from the intimacy of a finely crafted object to the urban fabric of a city. Students will use a range of skills to push the boundaries of what currently exists. These skills include high-level visual and verbal communication and presentation techniques, model making, technical design documentation, and the ability to work with light, sound, video and computer-based programs. The degree's educational agenda is to challenge the accepted assumptions about interior design and test new ideas through design project work. This involves the contribution of many local and international practitioners and academics, from a spectrum of disciplines, who will engage them in specific design projects, give seminars and tutorials, and engage in critical debate regarding the foundations and directions of interior design practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $134,400
International: $145,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; pre-selection kit.


Core studies include: Design and communications; History and theory; and Technical studies. Electives include: Furniture design; Retail design; Design for film and TV; Design for theatre; Exhibition and event design; Model making; Design publishing; Lighting; Materials; Computer aided design; Projection; Digital video; Website design.

Subjects you can Study:

Interior design

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the following programs may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year: -Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) -Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration -Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design

Further information:

Graduates will be employed in interior design and architectural practices where commissions may range from domestic interior, retail and entertainment, to hospitality, corporate office and public building design. These practices range in scale from large corporate offices to teams of two to three. Design practices are increasingly becoming multidisciplinary, with interior designers, landscape architects, architects, industrial designers and graphic designers collaborating on large-scale projects. Many graduates also establish their own design practices. Interior designers also work in film and television design, set design for theatre, furniture design, exhibition design and curating, event planning and design journalism.


Graduates of this degree are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia. This RMIT degree participates in a local and global conversation and network through membership of IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association), DIA (Design Institute of Australia) and IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects and Interior Designers).

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Interior Designer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

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Student services include:

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Admission and selection

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Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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