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InteriorDesign | Interior Design

With immense global urbanisation, never before has interior design offered so many opportunities to change the way people live. In the LCI Melbourne Interior Design program, you will develop 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. 

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 course also prepares 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.


  • 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.
  • 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

Graduating with a major in Interior Design prepares you for a range of different career possibilities both within a residential or commercial context. These may include: Interior Designer, Set Designer, Rendering Artist, Exhibition Designer, Interior Stylist, Visual Merchandiser or Design Consultant.

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

To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. If you are a domestic student aged under 18 you can enrol at LCI Melbourne but you will need your parent or guardian's consent. Unfortunately we are unable to enrol international students under the age of 18.

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

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 (10 units per academic year) or 2 years fast-tracked full-time (15 units per academic year). Part-time study is also available. An academic year is divided into three twelve week study periods, called ‘trimesters’. 


80% project work (including practical work, essays, presentations and group assignments) and 20% test.