Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

RMIT University

Program Description

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

RMIT University

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Great interior designers and decorators understand what makes a space work for a particular purpose, whether it be a home, office, hotel or commercial environment.

In this dynamic, practical, industry-relevant program you'll learn 2D and 3D design skills and the decorative aspect of design. You’ll develop high-level documentation and technical skills in order to present your ideas to both residential and commercial clients in a professional brief.

Projects are themed around exploration into colour, material and finishes, interior construction techniques, fabrics and furniture, based on historical and contemporary styles and trends.

As your studies progress you'll develop a deeper understanding of commercial and residential interiors, spatial layout, furnishings and decorative treatments and the documentation process.

Your knowledge and skills will expand allowing you to create and communicate your design concepts, evaluate design briefs and apply basic business skills to domestic and commercial projects.

Program structure

This is a 2-year, full-time program. Your first year of studies is in the Certificate IV of Interior Decoration. After you successfully pass first year you will progress into your second year, and upon successful completion you will graduate with a Diploma.

In second year you can apply to take part in the unique mentor program that pairs you with an industry professional who will become your mentor. The mentors taking part are some of Australia’s most well known designers, decorators and associated business figures.

Full-time students are expected to attend 21 hours of classes over 4 days and undertake a minimum of 20 hours extra study and research weekly. Concentrated periods of self-directed learning are often required out of class hours when assessments are due.

You’ll work with major Australian and international companies such as Dulux, Boyac, Jardan, Herman & Herman and BQ designs on simulated and real-life projects delivered on-site and in a studio environment.

Entry requirements

Program entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary Diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.



Selection tasks

Folio presentation: You must present your folio to a selection panel. Where necessary, this may be conducted via email, phone or Skype.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete the Academic IELTS with an overall band of 5.5 and no individual band below 5.0.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2018
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2018
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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