This career-orientated higher education program combines both the practical and theory-based aspects of design. The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) has been developed by experts with extensive interior design experience. It places emphasis on design in the real world.
This three year professional degree will prepare graduates for employment in the interior design industry in Australia and overseas.
The degree will be delivered at the Design Centre Enmore, one of the best design schools in Australia. Our students and graduates regularly win national and international prizes and are employed at some of Australia's most successful design companies.
You will learn and apply the skills and knowledge required to function as an effective creative design practitioner. You will learn how to:
- generate innovative and original interior design concepts
- identify and explore the spatial, structural and material elements of interior environments
- develop an understanding of the interaction between people and spaces
- develop strong project management and business development skills
- produce creative contemporary designs taking into account historical, socioeconomic, political, and environmental influences
- solve problems creatively, be imaginative, think laterally
- apply colour to interiors, select furniture, choose fixtures
- use 3D graphic software to communicate visually
- use effective leadership skills to manage others
- allocate work and provide support and constructive feedback
- develop business planning and financial management skills
During the final year of study, students will undertake an internship in a professional interior design practice. This internship will account for a single subject in assessment and is a compulsory subject.
In certain agreed circumstances, where students are already working in industry or a suitable internship cannot be found one (previously unselected) elective may be chosen from DSEL201A Design for sustainability, DSEL202A Total experience design, and IDEL203A Lighting interior environments, as an alternative.
The degree has been developed to ensure you develop technical familiarity with all aspects of interior design. There are also 10 core subjects that are fundamental to all aspects of creative design. You will also be able to select electives from other design disciplines.
Each subject equates to 10 credit points. Students require a total of 240 credit points to complete the qualification.
This qualification is for people who want to have a career in fashion design. It provides students with fundamental skills in fashion design with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation of the design process. In this course learners can explore aspects of the fashion design discipline which can be extended upon with further study at diploma and advanced diploma levels.
This qualification is for people who want to have a career in graphic design. It provides students with fundamental skills in graphic design with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation of the design process. In this course learners can explore aspects of graphic design discipline which can be extended upon with further study at diploma and advanced diploma levels.
This qualification is for people who want to have a career in design. It provides students with broad fundamental skills in design with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation of the design process. In the latter part of the course learners can explore aspects of specific design disciplines which can be extended upon with further study.You may select to study a pathway within this course that provides a "specialist" design outcome dependant on the electives studied. However, not all TAFE NSW colleges offer all electives.
This course is for people who want to extend their perceptual and self-management skills to a professional level, in order to find employment using illustration as a visual language.
On completion of the course you will have developed strong and detailed design concepts using good visual problem solving skills, to the standard required by industry when undertaking complex design briefs. You will also develop skills in use of traditional drawing media, computer applications, traditional and digital drawing techniques, illustration rendering and a range of skills to assist them in managing their own work, presentations to clients, exhibitions and exploring business opportunities.
Depending on electives chosen, learners will develop skills in the development of storyboards, technical illustrations, architectural illustration, fashion illustration and/or commercial illustration for end uses such as advertising, publications and/or print media, architectural and interior visualisation, and/or development of digital graphics for the web, television and film industries.
Upon completion graduates will have a marketable portfolio to enter the profession as illustrators that demonstrates a high level of professional skill and individual artistic style.
On completion of the course you may seek employment as a professional illustrator in a range of industry sectors, including advertising, publishing, design, finished art, digital media, film and television production houses.
This course is for people who want to develop fundamental skills in design to prepare for further study at a higher level.
This course is for people who want to undertake comprehensive training in the creative and practical production skills required for a career in the design and production of contemporary furniture. It is streamed into two distinct areas - Fine Furniture Making and Furniture Design.
You will study new technologies, including new materials and studio design practices used in the design and realisation of furniture, including the use of computer-aided design and modelling. Course work has an emphasis on individual creative and innovative expression, workshop methods and marketing and business studies.
During the course you will be encouraged to develop a thorough awareness of the various technical and creative aspects of working as a designer with a focus on domestic, commercial, corporate and customised furniture products. You may also develop individual custom made furniture items for sale through galleries and/or exhibitions.
This course is for persons who wish to gain a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication, needed to develop innovative graphic design solutions at an advanced level, with an option to specialise in one or more of the following areas:
- animation and visual effects for simulations, film, television and interactive games
- corporate identity
- design for marketing, advertising and business
- print technologies, packaging and publication design
- web design, interactive digital media and photo-media
These skills will allow you to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills.
You may take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work.
This qualification is for those who want to gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to develop and communicate creative graphic design solutions across the areas of print and digital design. You will learn to combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges, and will be able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.
To enter this qualification you will need to already have a sound understanding of design theory and practice. These skills and knowledge may have been gained through personal or work experience or through completion of formal study, such as the Certificate 4 in Design (10412).
This course is for people who want to work as interior decorators or colour consultants in retail, consulting and/or building businesses.
Graduates will develop skills in providing advice and practical assistance on the finishing and furnishing of existing interior spaces to meet client requirements for both residential and commercial environments. The course also prepares students for further study at Diploma level.
This qualification covers the skills required to provide a limited range of decoration advice and services, including:
- interior styling
- planning and arranging space
- research and analysis of the client's goals and requirements
- selection of colours
- specifications and purchasing
- specifying finishes and furnishings
This course is for people who want to enter the interior design industry in a freelance capacity or as the owner/manager of a small business or as a designer/manager in a design practice. This course trains you in the theoretical and practical aspects of interior design, learn about business planning, project and financial management skills in the development of a design project. You will also learn how to:
- apply knowledge of manufacturing, construction and fabrication processes in the development of a design project
- develop and maintain knowledge of sources of related products, suppliers, contractors and specialist expertise required to support a design proposal
- identify trends, fashions and technical developments in the design area.
Learn the theoretical and practical aspects of interior decoration. This course is for people who want to enter the industry in a freelance capacity, as the owner/manager of a small business or as a decorator/manager in a decoration practice. This course also includes:
- business planning, project and financial management skills in the development of a project
- how to allocate work and provide support and feedback
- how to use effective leadership skills to manage others
You will also learn to identify trends, fashions and technical developments, and apply knowledge of manufacturing, construction and fabrication processes in the development of a decoration project
This course is for people who are interested in the design and making of contemporary jewellery and objects. It describes the skills and knowledge required to develop jewellery and object design solutions that require a wide range of specialised technical and creative skills. Design solutions reflect consideration of aesthetics, function, production techniques, material characteristics, and marketability of jewellery and objects.
The course places a strong emphasis on individuality and creative and innovative expression using appropriate techniques and materials. Workshop methods, computer applications, photographic presentation, drawings and professional practice are some of the subjects embedded in the course.
The course will enable you to work as an independent designer/maker in the field of jewellery and object design in a personal studio/workshop environment or working for an existing company. Other career options are cooperatives, designing, making and selling work, collaboratively designing with fashion houses, gallery management and teaching.
- learn to work independently and productively with others, respond to specific client briefs and reflect original design concepts to changing circumstances, clarify ideas and communicate them clearly
- learn interpersonal skills required to interact and collaborate with design team members, clients, associated professionals, suppliers and service providers
- learn to apply creative, critical and visual judgement to a design brief or a commission based project and develop a range of innovative solutions using your own individual style. Prominence is given to presentation and the appropriate display of work
- develop an appreciation of trends in the field of jewellery and object design and an understanding in regard to historical movements which created these
This course is for people who are interested in the design and making of contemporary jewellery and objects. It describes the skills and knowledge required to apply design processes and technical production skills to the design and manufacture of custom-made jewellery and objects.
The course places a strong emphasis on individuality and creative and innovative expression using appropriate techniques and materials. Workshop methods, computer applications, photographic presentation, drawings and professional practice are some of the topics in the course.
Skills gained from this qualification may be applied to specialist jewellery and object design briefs, including heritage jewellery, theatre and film commissions, exhibitions and churchware, as well as one-off individual client briefs.
You will learn to apply creative, critical and visual judgement to a design brief or a commission base project and develop a range of innovative solutions using your own individual style. Importance is given to presentation and the appropriate display of work. You will develop an appreciation of trends in the field of jewellery and object design and an understanding in regard to historical movements which created these.
This course is for people who want to gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to enter industry as assistant designers, product design technicians, or who want to proceed to further study at Advanced Diploma level.
When you have successfully completed this course you should be able to:
- design sustainable products and use computer aided programs to illustrate your design concepts
- discuss and evaluate product technologies and materials in conjunction with creative thinking, analytical and explore and apply creative processes to 2D and 3D forms
- interpret, respond to, and negotiate and refine design briefs
- investigate and utilise the responsible and innovative use of design, technologies, resources, materials utilisation and material re-use towards the concept of sustainability
- originate, develop and illustrate product design concepts using sophisticated drawing and rendering techniques
- problem-solving skills that underpin innovative and successful design solutions
- work safely in the design and manufacturing context
Depending on the electives chosen, you will acquire knowledge and skills in:
- developing, trialling and evaluating prototypes
- developing sophisticated CAD models for simulation and rapid prototyping
- managing projects
- the development of strategies for analysing consumer behaviour
- small business and legal requirements
You will also develop a marketable portfolio of product design work that you can use for application into higher levels of study, or to seek employment in industry.
Build your career in professional product design and development. You will learn to identify, design and develop new and innovative products for a broad range of markets and functions, including consumer products, furniture, lighting and industrial products. You will also acquire a sound knowledge of science, technologies and materials that underpin successful design solutions.
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