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Interior Design

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Interior Design Diploma in Melbourne

Learn how to work collaboratively on commercial and residential projects, bringing together the diverse elements of Interior Design into a cohesive vision.

You will build your theoretical, technical and creative skills and apply them to create engaging, interactive and imaginative interior spaces. Excel in a career that combines people and place, with creative briefs in a diverse range of private, public, residential and commercial environments.

Prepare yourself for a contemporary career in a connected world. The Diploma is a great opportunity to test-drive Interior Design before furthering your studies with the Bachelor of Design Arts or entering the industry.


You can:

  • Study the standalone Interior Design Diploma in just one year over three trimesters, full time.
  • Use the Diploma as a foundation for a direct pathway into our unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree. After completing the full Diploma, you can get credit for the first three trimesters of the Degree with a major in the aligned discipline.
  • Use the Diploma as an entry pathway to work in the field that you love. We provide extensive career support to help find a position that is right for you.


  • Understand and assess various client needs and space requirements.
  • Identify and apply functional and technical specifications into the design process.
  • Conceptualise, develop, and produce dynamic and engaging spaces for residential and commercial needs.
  • Learn to design spaces that integrate forecasted styles, trends and specific industry requirements.
  • Explore sustainable design and apply key concepts, through consideration of natural textiles, energy efficient materials and ergonomic design.
  • Build relationships with industry experts through networking and placement opportunities.

Bachelor of Design Arts (Interior Design)

  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Stylist
  • Set Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Retail Consultant

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.
  • Creative students with an interest in space, function, and form
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions oriented problem solver

One year, three trimesters

  • Small classes. Generally no more than 18.
  • State of the art facilities, including industry standard computing equipment and software.

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 interior design courses in Melbourne at LCI. Call us today on (03) 9676 9000 to get more info.