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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 2017 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.

Olivia Dwyer

Queensland College of Art Design graduate

Interior Design graduate Olivia Dwyer’s impressive portfolio includes major design projects for 111 Mary Street (Mary Lane and The Westin), Sheraton Noosa, the design of Woods Bagot’s Brisbane studio, and new Queensland Government state headquarters—1 William Street.

Olivia served a three-year term as elected President of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Queensland Branch, coordinating volunteer designers to increase the profile of the design profession within the local, national and international community.

Olivia Mathisen

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Over 600 Scholarships available

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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