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Discover the creative world of interior design

Passionate about interior design and its possibilities? Intrigued by what's on the inside? Interior design is the study of interior spaces in private and public places. Interior designers are the professionals who create the environments where we live, work, learn and relax. In a multifaceted profession drawing on creative inspiration and technical proficiency, interior designers meet the challenges of functionality, accessibility, safety and quality in residential, retail, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects. Studying interior design and environments at Griffith, you'll gain the skills to tackle real interior design challenges and devise innovative strategies and solutions, advancing your critical and strategic thinking at the same time.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study interior design and environments at Griffith

Prepare to shape the spaces that matter most

Doing your interior design degree at Griffith, you’ll explore the process of adding life to workplaces and designing living spaces that really work.

Learn about the history, geography, impact and use of new and traditional materials in various global contexts. Discover new perspectives on sustainability and realise cost-effective, innovative design solutions that meet 21st Century expectations.

As you learn to create spaces that measure up, you’ll develop skills in observing, measuring, drawing and designing environments that promote activities and occupations less destructive to the planet.

Learn from the best to create and reshape interiors

You’ll study in a vibrant creative environment, in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at South Bank, or at the thriving arts community at the Gold Coast campus. You’ll learn how to present your ideas clearly and powerfully, and how to work successfully in teams or individually. You’ll be inspired by experienced educators who understand your drive to be creative, and you’ll have opportunities to connect with industry professionals at workshops, presentations and lectures. You’ll also explore the design of exterior spaces, develop cultural understandings and the technical abilities required to design built environments.

5-Star Rated

Creative Arts at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Practical experience

Work on projects for real clients in LiveSpace, our commercial interior design studio. Build your portfolio, make valuable contacts and start creating your own networks through our key industry links.

Cathrine Nordhus

Queensland College of Art graduate

Originally a Norwegian exchange student, Cathrine Nordhus graduated from QCA and is currently working at Sias Contract Interiors in Oslo Norway. `I've been working with hotel interior design since graduating from QCA. This involves artistically decorating and furnishing the space inside a hotel (such as bars, restaurants, lobbies, business centres and guest rooms). We work with hotels and resorts all over Europe, improving or renewing visual aspects and creating the best interior design for that particular space. I don't know of any other creative profession where you can work on so many different elements of design at the same time. In order to be the very best I can be as a designer, I have to learn from the best. At Griffith we were given the freedom to decide how to solve challenges based on the creative ideas we developed. This freedom of exploration, combined with supportive and inspiring lecturers, helped me get the job I have today.

Catherine Nordhus

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Career outcomes

Get ready for employment right after graduation with a solid foundation in creative, proactive, innovative interior design solutions, and real world experience

Thanks to our industry-linked programs, you'll have the combined confidence of creative production knowledge and business knowhow, so you can focus on opportunities in portfolio-based careers, entrepreneurial ventures and established businesses that value creativity. You'll be prepared for design roles in:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Museums
  • Events
  • Exhibitions and trade shows
  • Architectural firms
  • Residential, domestic and commercial design
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Film and television
  • Theatre

As a Griffith graduate, you'll be eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 15 November — Tuesday 17 October

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Wednesday 22 November — Tuesday 17 October

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Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

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