Bachelor of Design
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.
Students investigate some of the most important questions facing designers today, from how to take advantage of changing technologies and new materials, to how to respond to variable economic conditions and evolving lifestyles within commercial, residential and corporate projects.
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Bachelor of Design | Interior Design
Interior Design straddles the interface between the cultural and natural worlds, addressing design issues inherent in a range of typologies and 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. Studios focus on a wide range of approaches, from domestic to retail design, to issues of preservation and conservation. 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.
Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide range of materials and approaches while focusing on human factors and sustainable, responsible design. Studio work is complemented by the study of perspective drawing, history, theory, ecology, cultural geography, plants and technology.
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, a comprehensive library and an international industry guest-lecture series ensures that students have extensive research support.
The Whitehouse environment is collaborative, supportive and encouraging. Check out our campuses here.
Athony Lual | Student Story
“ My perception of the design industry has changed dramatically since studying at Whitehouse. I have begun to realise how much the industry impacts the world. I am now very aware of how much sustainability matters, and I always try to be conscious of the people who will be affected by my designs. ”
Interior Design students graduate with the versatility and self-confidence to work in a wide range of design fields, including assisting architecture, interior design consultancy, interior decoration, specialist design consultancy; office, kitchen, bathroom, sustainability specialists, furniture design, or pursuing interests they've typically begun to explore as students. Our Interior Design graduates go on to find creatively satisfying work around the world. Some launch their own practices designing residential and/or commercial interiors, while others join larger established firms or smaller studios.
In general, they are collaborative in spirit, open-minded and innovative in their approaches to problem solving. Above all, graduates self-identify as creators of contemporary culture.
Led by teachers who are professional practitioners, students develop a conceptual and practical foundation to their practice as well as a relevant industry perspective and an industry network.