Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)
Shape the future of the world's shared indoor spaces
Design interiors for commercial spaces like hotels and offices. Complement your creativity with design skills and theory. Explore lighting, branding, and sustainability. You’ll learn industry-standard software and build a portfolio.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
Learn more about Torrens.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Create innovative commercial interiors to engage users.
- Work with 3D-modelling software to design spatial projects.
- Apply environmentally sustainable design strategies.
- Develop construction documentation to industry standards of professional practice.
You will graduate with the creativity, skills and experience to create state-of-the art, attractive and appropriate commercial interiors, with the capability in engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, so you’ll be in high demand with the world’s best interior design firms as a Designer or Consultant, or you’ll be able to start your own design firm.
Potential career paths include:
- Interior Designer
- Virtual Environment Designer
- Retail Designer
- 3D Computer Modeler
This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Visit our admissions centre for more information: https://www.torrens.edu.au/how-to-apply/admissions-criteria
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
Throughout this course, you will explore the theoretical and practical elements of designing and making commercial interiors – branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality – to create environments that meet your client’s needs.
You will discover how commercial interior-design strategies are developed and assessed, as well as practical industry-based management skills, such as documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction.
Using industry standard software, you’ll develop the skills to communicate information that’s relevant to designing, costing and constructing interiors, and find out how to represent spatial environments.
The course engages you in contemporary theory and provides an overview of the leading interior-design trends and a look towards the future.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated.
Available as a double degree with a Bachelor of Business.
Recommended Study Pattern
The course structure comprises 8 common core subjects, 15 specialised subjects and 1 elective subject over Levels 100, 200 and 300, as follows:
- Level 100: 3 common core subjects + 5 specialised subjects
- Level 200: 3 common core subjects + 4 specialised subjects + 1 elective subject
- Level 300: 2 common core subjects + 6 specialised subjects
The elective can be taken from levels 100, 200 or 300