Influence people's lives through the interior environments they inhabit.
Interior architecture is a design discipline that focuses specifically on interior environments and all aspects of their structural, spatial, social and material assembly.
Interior architecture and interior design share a common ground, but they differ in the scale of the intervention in the interior. Interior architecture works at the scale of architecture, including the manipulation of structural elements such as walls, floors and staircases while interior design generally engages at the scale of individual rooms.
During this degree, you will learn to develop creative solutions that respond to current societal and functional aesthetic challenges in the built environment – spaces that may be permanent or temporary, from the scale of rooms to the scale of cities.
23 years of dedicated Interior Architecture educational experience in developing the future of cities will drive your career forward fast nationally and globally.
The UNSW Interior Architecture Honours Degree is taught by passionate, skilled academics and professionals who are passionate and invested in your career.
As a UNSW Interior Architectural Honours Graduate, you will be an industry leader who is highly sought after for your comprehensive, contemporary and future career capabilities.
The Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) is a 4-year program consisting of 24 courses (192 Units Of Credit/UOC).
The program includes:
- 8 Design Studio Courses
- 8 Core Courses
- 2 Interdisciplinary Courses (BEIL)
- 2 Open Elective Courses (choose from within UNSW Built Environment or other faculties)
- 2 FBE Elective Courses (choose from within UNSW Built Environment)
- 2 General Education Courses (choose from other faculties)
Key Areas of Study
Interior Materiality, Construction and Structures
Aesthetics, Functionality and Environmental Sustainability
Technical Drawing and Model Making
History, Culture and Theory
For course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook.
The degree is recognised by, and a member of the Interior Designer/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA).
Graduates of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) are eligible for membership to the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and Design Institute of Australia (DIA).
Professional designer in architecture and design practices
Private consultant, specialising in residential, retail, workplace or hospitality
Corporate interior designer specialising in multi-storey residential, retail, hospitality, medical, hotel or exhibition design
Honours level outcome
Global study and work opportunities
Unique interdisciplinary programs
UNSW Australia ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019)
UNSW Graduates are the most hired by LinkedIn's top 30 most in-demand employers in 2015
UNSW has invested over $1.2 billion in student facilities and accommodation
Member of prestigious Group of Eight (Go8)
Strong industry links and partnerships
In the 2015 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) UNSW was rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design. Its rating in Urban Planning research was also the joint highest in Australia.
Hannah Blair, Interior Architecture Student - Year 1
Interior Architecture year one design studio project: a reflection of students' design processes.
Christopher Tjhia, Interior Architecture Student - Year 1
Interior Architecture year one design studio project: Emergence.
Click here to view 2016 students graduation projects