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Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 
Note:

The mid-year intake for this course is only for students transferring from C10058.

location
City campus

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93.70

Min. duration
5 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10272v2
CRICOS: 071646G
UAC: 609280

The Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design helps students to re-imagine interior environments and public spaces in local and global contexts. With a strong emphasis on people's experiences of space and the choice of a major in performative space, this degree equips students with the critical skills required to interrogate and transgress the traditional boundaries of commercial interior design.

The Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design helps students to re-imagine interior environments and public spaces in local and global contexts. With a strong emphasis on people's experiences of space and the choice of a major in performative space, this degree equips students with the critical skills required to interrogate and transgress the traditional boundaries of commercial interior design.

The combined Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students with additional practical skills, in particular those that raise their awareness of the international contexts of design, by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture.

The course equips graduates with critical thinking, creativity and the skills to engage across the expanded field of interior and spatial design, to take up leading roles in industry. Uniquely, this course emphasises digital technologies of representation and fabrication, internationalisation and design practice. Students also learn a different language and culture, and travel overseas.

Course aims

Through their study, students develop spatial intelligence and excellence in design practice. The program fosters a creative and explorative attitude towards the design process, underpinned by reflective and critical engagement. Students generate a cohesive design approach where research and practice are consolidated in design outcomes.

The course has:

  • an emphasis on creative, innovative spatial practice and international networks
  • practice-oriented and research-integrated learning regarding specific projects
  • engagement with innovative and creative technologies
  • an emphasis on emerging design practices
  • close links with creative practitioners.

Typical study program

An example program is shown below for students commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course with the Germany major as the international studies major.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
86004 Design Studio: Foundations in Interior and Spatial Design1286004
86008 Context: Image and Making (Representation)686008
85503 Design Thinking685503
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
86005 Design Studio: Inhabitations1286005
86009 Context: Image and Making (Generative Methods)686009
85502 Researching Design History685502

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 240.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include commercial and residential interior design, interactive and responsive environment design, museum and exhibition design, production design for film and television, theatre and performance design, and visual and spatial branding.

Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90823 Elective choice24
STM91203 Core subjects (Interior and Spatial Design)120
CBK90005 Country major choice96
Total240

Course structure explained

Students must complete 240 credit points comprising 96 credit points of core subjects, a 24-credit-point sub-major, 24 credit points of electives in interior and spatial design, and 96 credit points of international studies subjects.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. There are generally up to 20 contact hours a week. Lectures and studios are on campus during session. Sessions focus on design studios that incorporate advanced communication and technology skills with innovative design thinking and practice.

Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Download a course guide

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.

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