The Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture and Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation in Architecture is offered by University of Technology Sydney.
Program Length: 4 YEARS.
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.
Through their study, students develop spatial intelligence and excellence in design practice. The program fosters a creative and explorative attitude toward the design process, underpinned by a reflective and critical engagement. In doing so, students generate a cohesive design approach where research and practice are consolidated in design outcomes.The course cultivates a collaborative and global vision of design through a variety of interdisciplinary subjects, industry projects and international studios. Students develop the flexibility and confidence to work in the divergent and novel environments of contemporary practice.The course has:
Students are expected to develop an understanding of their individual design language and theoretical position in relation to historic and contemporary contexts.
- an emphasis on creative, innovative spatial practice and international networks
- practice-oriented and research-integrated learning around specific projects
- engagement with innovative and creative technologies
- an emphasis on emerging design practices, and
- close links with creative practitioners.