Interior Architecture - F3001

Interior Architecture

Bachelor degree (honours)

Interior architecture professionals understand how people engage with the world, and how structures, spaces and environments can offer outstanding experiences.

They design the spaces, lighting and objects that encourage people to engage and interact – for commercial and domestic interiors, entertainment venues, festivals, exhibitions or theatre sets. Interior architecture professionals create spaces that communicate ideas, values and stories.

Our Interior Architecture course is unique in Victoria, balancing strengths in creative design and building technology. We explore the creative use of space, structure and experience to develop conceptual agendas that are provocative and innovative, and material solutions that address contemporary conditions.

Over half of your study will be undertaken through Interior Architecture design studios. Studio projects regularly offer opportunities to engage with real-world clients as you develop solutions for existing spaces – from dance studios to shopping centres – taking designs from 2D concept to 3D installation.

During your degree you may enrich your learning at Monash's Prato Centre in Tuscany. Located in an 18th-century palazzo 20 kilometres from Florence, this immersive study experience offers access to exceptional art and design work, and a city with rich architectural history. It can extend your exploration of global issues and international collaborations.

During the break between third and fourth year, a six-week work placement with an interior architecture studio or related practice will help you put your skills and knowledge into practice, and take a professional approach to your final year projects.

You will graduate with the competitive advantage of practical experience and already-established connections with potential employers. You will have a command of the strong conceptual thought and valuable practical skills sought by industry. As an Interior Architecture graduate you might adapt existing or heritage buildings for new uses, or design unique objects. You could develop exhibitions or create urban experiences that help communities grow.

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At a glance

ATAR

RC Note Range of criteria 2
66.8# Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer RC2

^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

#Students are eligible to be considered for admission to Interior Architecture if their achieved ATAR, or their adjusted ATAR after SEAS equity bonuses, is 70 or above. Selection is then based on a combination of the quality of their portfolio and interview.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)
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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL N/A N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL N/A N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least 60% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Folio

Your folio should include 10 to 15 major examples of your best creative works and additional minor pieces. A well-presented folio demonstrates that you value your work and tells us we should value your work too.

Presentation

Please present examples of your work in a folio no bigger than A1 in size (A3 or A4 sized folios are acceptable). Don't worry about mounting them. Plastic leaved folios are ok but loose leaf is also fine. Include original works instead of photos where possible – if 3-dimensional works are easily carried bring them along.

You must also supply us with a digital copy of your folio for our record. You can provide this to us on the day of your interview on USB or CD-ROM. We prefer individual images be saved as JPEG, PNG, or TIFF and videos as H.264 MOV or MP4. Alternately, your folio can be saved as a single PDF or DOCX file.

If you are attending multiple interviews, you can choose to submit only one copy or multiple copies if you are presenting significantly different folios.

What should I include in my folio?

Your folio should reflect you: your interests, your practice and your ambitions. You can include many different types of work in your folio depending on your discipline of choice. It can include some of (but not necessarily all of):

  • 3D or sculptural objects
  • Art pieces
  • Colour and pattern
  • Demonstrate good quality line work and shading
  • Development pages and initial plans
  • Drawings (2D, 3D, and in perspective)
  • Image making
  • Layout and typography
  • Narratives and story-telling
  • Paintings
  • Photography, illustration, collage, digital works
  • Videos and animations

Journal

The journal is very important. This should contain your exploration of ideas, and document works or exhibitions you have seen. It is a portable laboratory of your search and experiments. Interviewers always look carefully at the journals you bring in as they reveal your thinking, capacity for curiosity and experimentation.

Interview

Duration: 15-20 minutes

The interview will be as informal as possible. There is no need to rehearse - just be yourself. Demonstrate that you have the ability to commit yourself to an intensive program of study and the potential to utilise what Monash offers for your personal, intellectual, professional and artistic development.

We're looking for your enthusiasm for your chosen discipline. We hope you've begun to explore your ambitions at school and outside of the school curriculum as well. We want to see experimentation and curiosity in your attitudes and work and that you can express form and ideas through both drawing and making. We hope you have an enthusiasm for particular artists or designers.

Typically there will be two interviewers present who will direct the interview, often studying through your folio while asking you questions at the same time.

Explain your work and why you made certain decisions about how it turned out. For the Bachelor of Architectural Design you'll have an opportunity to tell us about the ideas you explored in the pre-selection activity. The interview also allows you to demonstrate your communication skills while discussing your background, enthusiasm, and motivations.

You'll have the opportunity to tell us about a product, designer, artist or architect that has inspired you, promote your achievements, awards, prizes and let us know about your interests beyond your discipline of choice.

At the end you will be asked if you have any questions. Have some prepared. Interview the interviewers. Ask questions about aspects of the degree and demonstrate you've researched Monash and the course.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using this course code F3001.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8600

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

The course develops through theme studies in Interior architecture, Technology, History and theory, Communication, and Professional studies. These come together in a professional internship at the end of year 3; a research project supported by honours-level research training units during year 4; and a culminating graduand exhibition.