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History of the Interior

Undergraduate | CUR-BIA170 | 2024

Previously CUR-BIA270

Travel back through the artistic and design movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Be inspired by the Bauhaus design aesthetic, Gordon Matta-Clark’s work and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Trace their influence through to today’s work.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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History of the Interior

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. identify seminal art, design and philosophical movements and their influences on the development of design disciplines,
    2. analyse and discuss the impact and influences of significant global events on design practice from social, indigenous, technological and economic perspectives,
    3. examine and deconstruct the evolution of key design practitioners' methodologies and communication techniques,
    4. appraise contemporary local, regional and global design thinking and practice to anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-BIA270 (Not currently available)

  • CUR-BIA170C (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Webcam, Speakers, Microphone

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Bachelor of Interior Design

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