University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture / Bachelor of International Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

The Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture helps students to re-imagine interior environments and public spaces in local and global contexts. With a strong emphasis on people's experiences of space and the choice of a major in performative space, this degree equips students with the critical skills required to interrogate and transgress the traditional boundaries of commercial interior design. The combined Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with additional practical skills, in particular those that raise their awareness of the international contexts of design, by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture. The course equips graduates with critical thinking, creativity and the skills to engage across the expanded field of interior architecture, to take up leading roles in industry. Uniquely, this course emphasises digital technologies of representation and fabrication, internationalisation and design practice. Students also learn a different language and culture, and travel overseas.


The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. There are generally up to 20 contact hours a week. Lectures and studios are on campus during session. Sessions focus on design studios that incorporate advanced communication and technology skills with innovative design thinking and practice. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major Students must complete 240 credit points comprising 120 credit points of core subjects, 24 credit points of electives and 96 credit points of international studies subjects.


  • Design Studio: Foundations in Interior Architecture
  • Design Studio: Inhabitations
  • Context: Representation
  • Context: Generative Methods
  • Design Studio: Performative Spaces
  • Context: Construction Technologies
  • Context: Performance
  • Context: Interior Technologies
  • Context: Synthesis
  • Design Studio: Interior Architecture Major Project
  • 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. UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. 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


Career options include commercial and residential interior design, interactive and responsive environment design, museum and exhibition design, production design for film and television, theatre and performance design, and visual and spatial branding. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $202,320 No
City International: $207,360 No
  • Full-time : 5 years

Further information

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

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