Interior Design major | LCI Melbourne

Interior Design

Bachelor of Design Arts
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Interior Design Degree in Melbourne

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. Interior styling courses in Melbourne at LCI Melbourne will develop in you the conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge required to excel in a career where place and people meet, in a diverse range of private, public, residential and commercial environments.

At our interior design school in Melbourne, students will learn how to conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces in various sectors of the built environment. The course explores the varied facets of interior design, from designing spaces with a view to specific industries, such as display suites for residential design, to catering to specific demographics, such as modifying spaces to accommodate special user needs.

Our interior decorating courses in Melbourne also prepare students for contemporary careers in a connected world. Students will explore sustainable design through consideration of natural textiles, energy efficient materials, and ergonomic design. They will also learn how to style, shoot and promote their work, with a focus on understanding the impact of social media in interior design and developing skills such as communicating design concepts and styling flatlays for Instagram.

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, and discover your strengths and opportunities as part of engaging and exploratory workshops and design labs. You are the future and LCI Melbourne is your road-map to success. 

What does customising your degree really mean? It's as simple as:
  • Fuse disciplines together to create your own career path.
  • Receive mentor-ship from academics in a personalised environment, motivating 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’.