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Philosophy and Practice

Undergraduate | CUR-BIA280 | 2024

Previously CUR-BIA120

Feel out the relationship between interior environments and their occupants. Engage with symbols and aesthetics. Investigate the tension between modern trends and cultural heritage. Deepen your understanding of design, drawing and modelling.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Philosophy and Practice

About this subject

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

    1. critique design discipline theory, philosophy, practices and key design discipline issues in relation to design scenarios.
    2. formulate a philosophical argument in relation to design practice.
    3. synthesise developing social and cultural awareness including a knowledge of globally diverse Indigenous perspectives in relation to the theory and practice of design.
    4. incorporate theoretical understandings into a creative work.
    5. communicate the philosophy of design practice orally, visually and in writing.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-IND-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Interior Design
  • CUR-IAH-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture) (Honours)


  • CUR-BAS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
  • CUR-CME-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study
  • CUR-HID-CTF-2024 - Undergraduate Certificate in Interior Design

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-BIA120 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
  • Software requirements - Software purchase required
  • Other requirements - Access to internet required

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.

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Related degrees

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

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Bachelor of Interior Design

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