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Interior Design

Bachelor of Design Arts
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Interior Design Program in Melbourne

The LCI Melbourne Interior Design major offers you various opportunities to develop a unique personal aesthetic and change the way people live. You will learn how to conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces in various environments.

At LCI Melbourne you will explore diverse facets of interior design, such as designing spaces for specific outcomes including residential and corporate and catering to broad markets. You will explore sustainable design through consideration of natural textiles, energy efficient materials, and ergonomic design.

The interior design major will also teach you how to style, shoot and promote your work, with a focus on communicating design concepts and understanding the impact of social media.

By graduating with a Bachelor of Design Arts and joining the ranks of LCI Melbourne alumni, you will be included amongst some of Australia’s leading and most innovative artists and designers. LCI Melbourne is FEE-HELP approved.

Customise your degree

No more cookie-cutter degrees for you! It is time for you to have control on your future.
We will help you customise your degree as you progress through opportunities that discover your strengths, as part of engaging and exploratory workshops and design labs. 
You are the future of art and design and LCI Melbourne is your roadmap to success!

What does customising your degree really mean? It's as simple as:

  • Explore creative processes across disciplines throughout your program to create your own multidisciplinary career.
  • Collaborate with other creative students across majors on projects and exhibitions.
  • Receive one-on-one mentorship from academics in a personalised environment that motivates you to discover your strengths. 


  • Understand and appreciate a client’s needs and resulting space requirements 
  • Identify and address spatial and function needs for interiors Integrate research and technical specifications into the design process 
  • Understand and design for residential and commercial space needs
  • Appreciate and apply key concepts in sustainability 
  • Understand style and trend forecasting in the design process.

Trimester 1

  • Get a taste your future. Discover and explore multidisciplinary design ideas, informed by creative design principles, collaborative models of practice and enjoyable engagement.
  • Investigate and develop design ideas across the areas of spatial environments, the body and identity, visual communication and image making.
Trimester 2-4
  • Evolve your preferences and dive into fashion designing course in our unique design labs, complemented by additional design workshops and specialist electives.
  • You can focus on your interior design major or blend to suit your preferred career trajectory.
  • You will explore critical thinking, expand your problem solving and understand cultural influences to inform masterful design solutions.
Trimester 5-6
  • By year three you will specialise and focus in an extended design lab with personalised independent design proposals.
  • You will have a combination of expert academics and mentors that will guide and inspire you to innovative outcomes to prepare you for the your professional practice and for your future job.
  • Foundations in Interior Design
  • Interior Design CAD
  • Colour and Light Studies in Interior Design
  • Multi-sensory spaces and the Interior
  • Interior Modelling techniques
  • Interior Design and Industry
  • Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions oriented problem solver

To be considered for a place at LCI Melbourne, our entry requirements are:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of VCE or year 12 equivalent or work experience equivalence
  • Submission of a creative Portfolio of 6 to 8 items – See tips and tricks how to prepare a portfolio
  • Completion of a pre-selection kit provided by LCI Melbourne

After submission the portfolio or selection kit is viewed by a panel and if you are shortlisted your application will proceed to interview stage where you will meet with the LCI team to talk through your portfolio and ask questions.

You can apply online, in person, or talk to our admissions team by phone.

We have outstanding courses in applied arts disciplines. Our schools are located across 5 continents, giving us a unique international perspective when it comes to education and preparing you for work in the real world. The opportunities are endless when you study fashion design courses in Melbourne at LCI. Call us today on (03) 9676 9000 to get more info.




Bachelor of Design Arts (Interior Design)

The Professional Studies units of the Bachelor of Design Arts ensure students secure industry placements to enhance their skills and experience - giving them an edge when they graduate. Work experience in the design industry can include placements at architectural practices, interior design companies, or with individual stylists.

The Bachelor of Design Arts can be completed over 3 years full-time (300 credit points). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’.