Interior Design

Bachelor of Design
Awarded by Raffles College Pty Ltd
Trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia

Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 3 Years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW
The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the interior design industry. It encompasses the study of both Interior Architecture & Design content within the built environment, while focusing on the human interface within given spaces. The emphasis is placed on space planning, creative problem-solving, communication skills and knowledge of building materials, construction, computer aided drafting and the history of design. Students are expected to provide design solutions to a wide variety of complex real-life space problems.

ASSESSMENT METHODS
All modules will be assessed through a combination of assessments, tests, class participation and written examinations. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, students will need to achieve a passing mark of 50% for all modules. For Degree and Master programmes, students will need to achieve the passing grade stipulated by the University for all modules.

TEACHING AND LEARNING 
It is essential that a student is subjected to a broad range of views and experiences in order that the learning process may elicit, sometimes over a prolonged period, appropriate routes for a person to take, particularly in the latter stages of the Programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Commercial Interior Designer
• Institutional Interior Designer
• Residential Interior Designer
• Exhibition Designer
• Furniture Designer
• Design Consultant
• Design Educator
• Facility Manager
• CAD Designer

Admission Criteria
• An agregate score of at least 65% in C.B.S.E Class XII 1
• An English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent 2
• An agregate score of at least 55% in RMAT 3
• An entry interview by relevant faculty 4
• An extensive portfolio (optional) 5

1 With a score of at least 70% in English.
2 Only for students who do not hail from English language medium schools.
3 RMAT (Raffles Millennium Aptitude Test) is an objective-based entrance test on various skills and creative interpretation.
4 Interview to enable students to interact with relevant faculty to facilitate understanding of program.
5 Only if RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is to be granted for module exemption consideration.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. For design courses, applicants must present their portfolios, transcripts and relevant documents during the interview. They may be advised to take up bridging modules if deemed necessary by the Programme Directors.