Bachelor of design
3 years full-time
Sketch . Model . Texture
Find an elegant balance between people and space, form and function. Explore the effects of colour vs monochrome, paint vs wallpaper. Understand the impact of design decisions on engineering, construction and architecture.
A Raffles interior design course will enhance your creative eye and teach you sound technical and people management skills to create beautiful, functional spaces.
What will you learn?
Before you start any interior design project, you need to understand the space you have to work with, and the needs of the people using it. You’ll learn the essential requirements of interior design – space allocation, building services, traffic flow, furniture, fixtures and surface finishes.
You’ll work on practical projects that require you to develop strong skills in Archicad and find creative and functional solutions to a variety of briefs. You will also learn the theories that underpin the understanding and articulation of design ideas and concepts.
it’s for you if...
You’re fascinated by colours and textures that help you to create exciting spaces. Few things please you more than clever storage solutions and you have a dimmer switch in every room.
You understand how to create balance within a space and want to develop your knowledge of design principles with the technical knowledge needed to excel in this popular profession.
The Bachelor of Design – Interior Design at Raffles blends practical skills with an essential and thorough understanding of all the processes of interior design.
You’ll learn how to whip up working drawings and have comprehensive knowledge of all the technical, engineering and service aspects of the discipline, in addition to materials and finishes.
You’ll be asked to regularly present your design concepts to ‘clients’ to refine your presentation skills and apply your newly acquired skills to real-life situations during your industry internship.
Our students have gone on to work for and/or we offer internships with:
As a graduate of this interior design course, you might find yourself working as a consultant designing interiors for a range of buildings and purposes:
- Interior Designer
- Retail Space Designer
- Hospitality Space Designer
- Commercial Space Designer
- Office Space Designer
- Public Space Designer
- Residential Space Designer
- Exhibition Space Designer
2019 Course Information
Bachelor of Design
3 Years Full-Time or Part-Time Equivalent
Next Available Intake
2019: February / April / July / October
Level Alternative Entry Path
“Raffles has allowed me to propel my creativity into new heights and push me to my creative limits. Being in the Interior Design department, I have learnt industry-level skills such as computer softwares, thorough concept development, as well as effective public speaking and presentation skills. One of the many things I love about Raffles is the practicality of our assessments and how each assessment broadens our work of design within the industry. Having that exposure to the many sectors within the interior design industry gives us a better understanding on ourselves as future professionals. Our lecturers have experience within the design industry themselves. I am thankful that they are approachable and are always supportive in letting us express our creative freedom in our own style. Raffles is a close-knit community that stems from a mutual love and passion for design. It truly is an inspiring place to be.”
“Raffles has boosted my skills and my entire perception of Interior Design. I now feel capable to produce high quality designs to an industry standard.”
“During my study at Raffles I have learnt a vast range of industry level skills and programs. This has given me a competitive edge on other graduates from different educational institutes in Sydney as a professional designer. During my involvement at Raffles it has not only broaden my knowledge of past and present design movements including current design issues in terms of sustainability. Thus preparing me as an upcoming designer. At Raffles College of Design, it has allowed me to collaborate and learn from different majors on small to large scale projects. This partnership has broaden my outlook on design and has opened up many professional design opportunities in addition to making lifelong friends. My incredible experience at Raffles wouldn’t have been possible without the devoted lectures guiding me to become the best designer from within.”