UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture | Improve Lives Through the Spaces We Inhabit

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We spend most of our life inside. This increased in 2020 for many and showed the influence our interior environments have on our lives. At UNSW, you’ll look beyond the aesthetics of interiors to discover how public and private spaces impact our identity, how we socialise, our health and wellbeing, and more.   

Discover how you’ll transform spaces to tackle today’s challenges in the UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture and the career opportunities where you can put your purpose into practice.  

Today's Challenges              Tomorrow's Careers

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How UNSW's Interior Architecture degree tackles today's challenges.


UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture will get you to think critically about how the structural, spatial, social and material choices you make can positively impact the experience of space. You’ll be designing interior spaces from the scale of a room to entire buildings, including structural elements such as walls, floors and staircases. 

Our program is a member of the Interior Designer/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) and makes our graduates eligible for membership in the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and Design Institute of Australia.

Bring your perspective to: 

Be a creative risk taker. Speculate innovative new spaces and re-think how we use existing ones. Learn to resolve your ideas, document and communicate them in professional design proposals. 

Lighting, acoustics, thermal control and building amenities all impact the sustainability of buildings. Learn conventional and alternative methods to improve the environmental impact of interior architecture.

Innovate design solutions to the critical urban challenges facing society. In our intensive interdisciplinary studio, Sydney Urban Lab, you’ll collaborate with leading industry professionals.

Modern health requires a holistic approach. Design healthier cities from the inside out through critical research into the implications that buildings have on those inhabiting them.

Expand your career opportunities and bring a unique point of view to Interior Architecture by gaining sought-after interdisciplinary skills. Diversify your knowledge with minors available in Computational DesignConstruction ManagementIndustrial Design or Landscape Architecture.


Where can a UNSW degree in Interior Architecture take me?  

You’ll build industry connections from week one of your degree through mentoring, professional placements and design studios where our industry and alumni partners share the latest industry knowledge. Your degree will prepare you to choose the professional path you want to take. With interdisciplinary professional practice and business skills, be an entrepreneur and start your own practice or join a team in an established design practice.  

Career opportunities include: 

  • 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 

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