Residential Interior Design
Bachelor of Applied Design (Residential Interior)
In the 21 Century, the human race faces many challenges. The world’s population is tipped to reach 9 billion by 2050. We are all living longer and the earth’s resources are limited. Societies globally are already faced with the massive challenge of managing this population growth, particularly in residential design. Billy Blue’s Residential Interior Design degree is creating designers who have the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the future challenges of residential design living across housing, high rise living, mobile, multi-purpose and adaptive reuse environments.
Throughout your study, you will engage with the theoretical and practical elements of designing Residential Interiors. You will explore and respond to contemporary issues impacting residential interior design thinking such as our ageing population, homelessness, evolving gender roles and definitions of family to frontier theory informing the notion of home in both physical and virtual environments. You will also understand the new technologies and environmentally sustainable practices that impact the selection of materiality, lighting, joinery, furniture and technology systems such as artificial intelligence robotics and interactive audio visual systems.
You will make residential environments a reality through documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. You will also have the opportunity to apply theory to practice by creating a range of residential interior design solutions for real clients.
What does Residential Interior mean?
A residential interior is a spatial environment where humans live. It's a sheltered framework where people eat, sleep, cleanse, play, work, relax and entertain. A residential environment could include detached houses, semidetached houses, townhouses or multi-level dwellings e.g. flats and apartment complexes. Residential environments are diverse - central and inner city locations, suburban environments and country settings. The experience of residential living within a digital context is an emerging area of design and this course allows you to explore these areas.
Why study Residential Interiors at Billy Blue?
The Bachelor of Applied Design (Residential Interior) is the first of its kind in Australia, in that it's entirely focused on residential design. The program was developed by people with extensive interior design experience. With a strong emphasis on a "real-world context", you receive a lot of hands-on experience experimenting in studio environments, supported by knowledgeable and experienced lecturers.
Commercial Interior Design
Bachelor of Applied Design (Commercial Interior)
In today’s connection economy, more than ever Brands are looking to create immersive and unique environments to connect with their consumers. Billy Blue’s Commercial Interior Design degree is creating designers who have the skills and creativity to respond and adapt to the ever changing drivers of commercial environments such as retail stores and exhibitions, hotels, bars, restaurants, night clubs, workspaces and even the design of online virtual commercial environments.
Throughout your study, you will engage with the theoretical and practical elements of commercial interiors – branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality. You will discover how commercial interior design strategies are developed and assessed and explore how commercial interiors can engage an audience. You will make commercial environments a reality through documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. You will also have the opportunity to apply theory to practice by creating a range of commercial interior design solutions for real clients.
This course provides you with the necessary skills to create state-of-the art commercial interiors. Digital technology is a strong focus of this course, as not only will you will engage with contemporary theory, but also learn how to represent spatial environments, and communicate information relevant to designing, costing, evaluating, and constructing commercial interiors using industry standard software.
What does a commercial designer do?
They design and create a range of interior environments relevant to the commercial endeavour e.g. retail and exhibition spaces, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, hotel design, and corporate/work environments. Interior design is becoming a more important part of commerce played out in digital environments, so you could also be involved in the design of digital commercial environments.
Why study commercial interiors at Billy Blue?
In the increasingly thriving creative industries sector, an understanding of cross-disciplinary design is crucial in giving graduates an edge. Billy Blue’s Bachelor degrees cover a broad spectrum in design education; from Branded Fashion, to Digital Media, Visual Communication and Commercial and Residential Interior Design. The energetic and inspiring environment that this creates paired with our strong industry focus ensures our graduates enter the industry as innovative and adaptive designers of the future. Our teachers are all highly-passionate, educated and industry connected individuals who live, breathe and work in commercial interiors.