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Interior Design Studio - Adaptive Re-Use

Undergraduate | CUR-BIA320 | 2024

Complete interior design plans for existing spaces while maintaining their heritage values. Make note of design cues inherent to a heritage building. Go through condition reports. Explore ways technology can aid you throughout this delicate process.

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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Interior Design Studio - Adaptive Re-Use

About this subject

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

    1. work collaboratively to undertake a site analysis, documentation and measured drawings of a culturally significant site
    2. identify conservation principles inherent in statutory heritage guidelines to inform a design position
    3. analyse relevant theory in relation to past, current and possible future realities to inform a design brief for the interior of an historic building
    4. communicate an innovative design proposition that includes the complexities of a building's physiological, cultural and sociological narratives and meanings and considers indigenous perspectives
    5. create a design response that synthesises knowledge and skills in ways that embrace history in a contemporary context

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

  • CUR-BIA240-Interior Fundamentals 2 (no longer available)

  • CUR-BIA260-Interior Design Studio - Structure (no longer available)

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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