Interior Architecture BA Honours

Architecture and interior design have always been interlinked. Learn why interior architecture is unique to start on an exciting career path.


3 years full-time




$11,300 (CA) $15,800 (INT)

Course Summary

Interior architecture degrees typically focus on the adaptation and remodelling of existing buildings, bringing together the practices of interior design and architecture in one. This course incorporates a diverse range of buildings across the public, private, and commercial spheres. We’ll encourage you to develop an individual style, independent thinking, and innovative ideas. We give all our students the skills needed to address real-world situations in an imaginative and dynamic way, preparing you for the world of work. Our course can also be taken over four years instead of three, to include a one-year professional placement within the design industry, to be taken after your second year. You’ll gain substantial professional practice and you’ll receive an Advanced Diploma Professional Practice: Interior Architecture & Design at graduation. During your studies, you’ll have access to our interior architecture and design studios, which are specifically designed to mirror the environment of a professional design studio. We have five studios to use by individuals and groups alike. The studios have Apple iMacs with an array of design software, a library of design and architecture books, and storage for your models. Our students are often involved with various, public-facing projects. Learning also happens outside the studio and classroom. Our students go on field trips in Canada and abroad, where you can partake in collaborative projects with students from other universities. Graduates from this course gain valuable and transferable skills the creative industry is looking for. Many have gone on to work in specialist design studios and consultancies, in roles like interior designer, space planner, exhibition designer, and interior architect. It also opens doors to career paths in the environment sector, education, media, retail, and entertainment. During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.

Course Content

Learning on the course is based on a sequence of ‘integrated design projects’, in which you are asked to apply and demonstrate various aspects of your learning, as well as your individual creativity and originality, to specified design tasks. Projects are supplemented by a variety of lecture, seminar and workshop sessions to provide specialist skills and knowledge. Your ideas and proposals will be tested and explored in regular tutorials and reviews, in which critical evaluation, guidance and feedback is provided, and from which you will be expected to develop and improve your work. The curriculum focuses on six core learning strands which are developed progressively throughout all years of the course. Design Thinking and Processes — How designers research, analyse and make decisions, and how the design of interiors is initiated, conceptualized, developed, sanctioned, and realised Materiality and Technics — How and from what interiors are constructed, assembled and operate technically and technologically. Environment and Performance — How environmental and sustainability issues and post-occupancy performance and adaptability are addressed in the design, construction and use of interiors. Contextual and Critical Analysis — How contextual factors frame, inform and constrain the design of interiors, and their analysis and interpretation. Communication and Media — How the design of interiors is represented and communicated across a range of media and techniques. Reflective and Professional Practice — How reflective practice is applied in design, and how professional skills are employed in design practice.

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