Graduate Diploma in Design (Interior Architecture)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed a three-year Bachelor degree from a recognized higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline.

Alternative Entry

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution in an unrelated discipline, plus two years of professional experience in a related discipline, or applicants who do not have a completed degree but who have seven years of professional experience in a related discipline will also be considered.

Related design disciplines include:

  • Communication Design: visual communication design; graphic design; graphic communication; communication design.
  • Contemporary Art : visual art; contemporary art; illustration and animation.
  • Design and Construct: architecture; planning and urban design.
  • Industrial Design: industrial design; product innovation; product design; furniture design.
  • Interior Architecture: interior architecture; interior design; furniture design; architecture.
  • Sustainable Design: architecture; interior architecture; industrial design; furniture design; planning and urban design; contemporary art.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

Course Details

This dynamic graduate diploma offers a unique blend of practical experience with solid theoretical knowledge, ensuring you graduate with the tools needed for a successful career in this competitive field.

UniSA boasts strong relationships with industry experts locally, nationally and internationally, so by studying this qualification you will be well on your way to building long-lasting industry relationships and networks.

Our teaching staff have extensive professional design experience, so the curriculum is industry-relevant and mostly practical in nature. You will also work alongside world-class researchers in design1 so you can be assured that by studying this graduate diploma at UniSA you will take away industry-relevant skills and knowledge.

We are also one of only two universities in Australia to combine art, architecture, design and planning principles, making us a great choice for students with a specific interest in this field.

Your career

Graduates typically find work in architectural practices, interior design practices, building companies, and other organisations supplying the design and building industry, such as corporate furniture suppliers. Careers to consider:

interior designer: design, implement and refurbish interior spaces

design consultant: help clients to best utilise living spaces by advising on how to arrange lighting, furniture and other fixtures

event designer: oversee and direct the overall look and visual appeal of an event

furniture designer: develop design concepts, experiment with different materials, liaise with clients and build sample models for either mass produced furniture prototypes or one-off exclusive pieces

What you'll learn

You will graduate with the confidence and practical capabilities needed to succeed in this competitive field. Through your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of the theoretical aspects of design, industry trends and design processes. You will also develop cognitive skills needed to review and analyse research. The graduate diploma includes design research studio classes, research methods, design theory and electives.

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Level of Study: Graduate Diploma

Duration: 1 year

CRICOS Course Code: 082773J

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$36,100.00

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