Monday, June 7, 2010


Diploma of Commercial Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)

Develop Your Individual Design Style

Interior designers and decorators make spaces more functional and aesthetically pleasing. They analyse problems, visualise concepts and communicate their solutions professionally.

Gain these highly valued skills - and develop your own design style - through this accredited CATC course. You graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that can open doors across the interior design industry.

Quick Course Guide
QualificationDiploma of Commercial Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)Start datesSeveral start dates a year -enquire now about upcoming start dates
Course length1 year full-time
2 years part-time
2 years distance education
Pre-requisitesYear 10 or equivalent, or mature age, plus examples of creative work*
LocationMelbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and by distance educationAssessmentWritten and practical assignments
Delivered byCATC Design College (CATC)Finance optionsVET FEE-HELP and flexible payment options available

* As part of the pre-requisites of this course, you will need to submit examples of creative work or other evidence to demonstrate a genuine interest in design. Contact a SEEK Learning consultant now for more information.

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whitehouse institute of design | design for life

The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers a Bachelor of Design at both the Sydney and Melbourne campuses. It includes integrated core and specialist units, focusing on Fashion Design, Interior Design or Styling and Creative Direction as areas for specialisation.

The three (3) year degree is underpinned by a learning culture which insights innovation and creativity, built on academic imperatives as the foundations for life long learning, and a love of design. Integration of design knowledge and design practice is an imperative of the course.

The degree provides a sound general education and fosters personal growth and the establishment of an individual design identity. The course offers a student a nurturing and progressive learning experience through four strands of study: Design Context, Design Communications, Design Methods and Design Synthesis.

Whitehouse Institute’s commitment to student welfare can be seen through student learning support materials and mentoring programs, and in the learning environments which invite experimentation and creative practice. Click here to download BDes brochure

Higher Education Provider No: NSW5082
CRICOS Course Code: 061438J
CRICOS Provider No: 02863C

Higher Education Provider No: 02963K
CRICOS Course Code: 063936G
CRICOS Provider No: 02963K

Core skills of The Whitehouse Institute: Bachelor of Design Graduate

Bachelor of Design students will receive access to instruction and knowledge to help them embark on a career within the professional design industry. They will be able to independently plan, organise, conduct and successfully resolve complex design problems to a professional standard.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to practically apply both inquisitive and reflective thought to their profession, informed by their intellectual and emotional life. This approach works to develop reflective and creative practitioners who understand a client’s needs. Students will also be equipped with the confidence to critique existing industry practices and provide innovative, cost effective and environmentally responsible solutions.

Bachelor of Design graduates will gain an understanding of the underlying principles that underpin design disciplines including:

  • historical, social and cultural contexts
  • contemporary issues such as technological developments, social and community concerns
  • knowledge of broader fields within the discipline
  • concepts and theories of idea generation
  • communication needs and requirements
  • language and systems of design technology
  • operation and purpose of the studio
  • role and purpose of the design practice
  • understanding of the business context underpinning design practice (budgets, contracts and client relations)
  • marketing and entrepreneurship
Whitehouse interior students gain a thorough knowledge of the broad range of professional skills required of an interior designer and develop the capacity to apply creative design solutions. From architectural drafting, construction and materials knowledge to the formation of conceptually based design ideas, the Whitehouse strives to provide the best in interior design education and its practice. As design professionals, Whitehouse graduates have the expertise required to make their mark on the wider national and international interior design industries

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