Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)

  • Awarded by

    Billy Blue College of Design

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Interior and Spatial Designer | Interior Designer | Interior Decorator | Interior Decorating Consultant | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Start your career in interior design specialising in Residential Interiors with this Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential), delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia.

    This course teaches you environmentally sustainable practices while you investigate the finer details of home interior design. You'll discover the impact the selection of materials, lighting, joinery and furniture can have on your design, and explore professional technologies used in the industry. From a practical point of view, you will learn to design residential environments, develop technical documentation, understand contract and client management and visualisation solutions. You will graduate with a strong foundation of design best practice, prepared to embark on a creative career as an interior designer.

    DIA-recognised course

    This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

    Exclusive Sibella Court ambassadorship

    Our interior design courses are built in collaboration with international design icon Sibella Court, founder of Society Inc.

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

    You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

    Master industry-standard software

    Learn how to use Sketch Up Pro, AutoCAD, 3DsMax and Revit.

    #1 for Student Support

    Our Interior and Environmental Design courses received the highest ranking for student support in the 2021 QILT Survey.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

    • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
    • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
    • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) qualification delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will study the following subjects:

    Year 1

    • Design Context
    • Design Drawing
    • Interior Design Practice
    • Design Studio 1
    • History of Interior Design and Decoration
    • Construction and CAD
    • Joinery and Finishes
    • Design Studio 2


    Year 2

    • Computer 3D Modelling
    • Design Studio 3
    • Problem Based Learning Studio
    • Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver
    • Environment Design 2 (Residential)
    • Scheduling Interiors 2 (Residential)
    • Theories of Space and Place 2
    • Systems and Documentation 2 (Residential)


    Year 3

    • Social Enterprise
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Portfolio and Industry Experience
    • Systems and Documentation 3 (Residential)
    • Emerging Design Technologies (Residential)
    • Environment Design 3 (Residential)
    • Systems and Documentation 4 Residential
  • Why Billy Blue College of Design?

    Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

    Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.

    You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.

    And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design, you will be awarded the prestigious Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) qualification delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. You will a have a mastery of all the latest interior design techniques and be fully qualified to start working as an interior designer or even start your own interior design practice.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $84,840 (24 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

    Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $59,388.

    Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    Please enquire for further details.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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