Course: Bachelor of Design | Interior Design Specialisation2019-07-22T13:04:41+10:00

Bachelor of Design

Interior Design

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Bachelor of Design, Interior Design, focuses on a diverse range of interior design areas including; residential interior design, furniture and installation design, retail interior design, community landscape design and commercial office interior design.

Whitehouse offers an intensive immersion in materials research and exploration in the process of making new or transforming existing buildings, furniture and objects. Interior Design looks not only at the application of surface materials but more fully at understanding the design of usable spaces that enhance lifestyle.

Just some of the industry partners our students & alumni have had opportunities with:


Bachelor of Design

Interior Design

Interior Design straddles the interface between the cultural and natural worlds, addressing the design issues occurring in a range of   scales, from specific sites to global systems. 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.


Graduate 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

Facilities & Infrastructure

With design-centric campuses in Melbourne and Sydney, Whitehouse students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities within each of their subjects. Exclusive access to digital resources, online trend-forecasting services, a specialist design library, student rooftop garden and fully-equipped photography studio.

Whitehouse is continuously updating and replenishing resources to ensure that students have extensive research support. Check out our campuses here.

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Lizzie Upfold

Design Lecturer

Sydney Campus

“ To study Interior Design is to explore and resolve the balance between the creative and the technical. We explore this interrelation in its entirety through design to documentation, to materiality and furniture sourcing, all the way through to modelling, communicating. It is ultimately the measure in realising and resolving a successful space. ”