Duration
2 years
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 27,216
NZD 40,780
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

As a professional interior designer you will work in collaboration with clients, other design professionals and tradespeople, to shape inspiring, functional and dynamic spaces for people to live, work and play. On the course you'll gain a greater understanding of what interior design is and how it fits into the wider world of design. Projects are taught by designers who specialise in homes, retail stores, office spaces and hospitality interiors for bars, restaurants and hotels. You'll be encouraged to use your passion and your creative talent to challenge the status quo and re-define the ways in which the spaces we inhabit enhance our lives, through inquiry, experimentation, and innovative thinking. Highlights include:

  • Teaching staff are highly respected interior design specialists with strong networks within the industry. Tapping into these connections, students undertake work experience in their final year which may lead to full time employment.
  • Graduate students are past and current winners of the Design Institute of New Zealand 'Best Design Awards' in the Spatial Categories.
  • This programme acknowledges the importance of colour to the interior design field. There is a strong focus on the theory, psychology and application of colour within both residential and commercial spaces.
  • Textiles, material technologies, building construction and environmentally sustainable design are key areas of study in this industry-focused programme.
  • Students are given opportunities to work within teams on collaborative, 'real-life projects' where they can interact and work alongside architects and business clients. These will stretch and develop your conceptual abilities.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.