University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

With a strong emphasis on creativity and technology, the Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture is the first university program of its kind in Australia. The course focuses on design studios that incorporate advanced communication and technology skills with innovative design thinking and practice. While interior design is an established profession, spatial design encompasses a range of connected practices that engage directly and creatively with space, from designing an exhibition to directing a performance. Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world. The course equips graduates with critical thinking, spatial intelligence, creativity and the skills to practise in the expanded field of interior architecture, to take up leading roles in industry. Students focus on the complex relationships between people and space, and collaborate with architects, artists and creative directors on the spatial design of a wide range of environments including urban, retail, commercial and residential interior design. By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, and the ability to work on their own across disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate in a rapidly changing world

Structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in interior architecture and 96 credit points in creative intelligence and innovation. The creative intelligence and innovation subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Subjects

  • Design Studio: Foundations in Interior Architecture
  • Design Studio: Inhabitations
  • Context: Representation
  • Context: Generative Methods
  • Context: Generative Methods
  • Design Studio: Performative Spaces
  • Context: Construction Technologies
  • Context: Performance
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. Non-current school leavers are selected on the basis of academic merit or on the basis of portfolio and interview rank. Applicants are advised to submit an optional portfolio by Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Recognition

Design Institute of Australia; International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers; Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $207,360 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Further information is available from UTS Student Centre: Telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

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