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Study interior design at Unitec and you’ll spend lots of time in studio working on projects for cultural and commercial spaces. You’ll design insipiring retail stores, bars, restaurants, and residential interiors. You’ll study Building Construction Technology along side Architectural students and be introduced to key trade industry suppliers.
There’s the opportunity to complete work experience in the industry, as well as working on your own in-depth projects. It’s great experience and one of the reasons our graduates have gone on to win at New Zealand’s Best Awards.
Unitec’s interior design courses are highly respected in the industry, and you’ll be inspired by experienced tutors and expert guest lecturers. You will have opportunities to work on real live projects where you will collaborate with other professionals and clients on the design.
You’ll get to show off your hard work in the campus galleries and at the end-of-year graduate show.
Programmes and study path
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|Certificate in Design and Visual Arts||4||Full-time for one year or part-time options available||No longer offered for new enrolments|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Art and Design||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.||This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in art and design in creative industries||February or July pending NZQA approval.|
|Diploma in Applied Interior Design||6||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Exhibition or film and television designer, Furniture or textile salesperson, Junior interior specialist in architectural practice, Kitchen and bathroom designer, Retail or hospitality designer||February or July|
|Bachelor of Architectural Studies||7||Full-time for three years||Architectural designer, Design manager, Design technician, Draftsperson||February or July|
|Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice||8||Six months full-time or one year part-time||Director, Experience designer, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Product designer, Production designer, Performance designer, Sculptor, Service designer, Visual communicator, Visual artist, This programme provides an ongoing qualification for teachers or trainers of adults, who are already working in this field.||February or July|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice||8||Full-time for one year or part-time for two years||Artist, Creative director, Curator, Digital artist, Director, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Visual artist||February or July|
|Master of Creative Practice||9||Full-time for 18 months or part-time for three years||Artist, Art director, Product designer, Graphic designer, Director, Photographer, Experience designer, Producer, Production designer, Sculptor, Visual artist, Performance designer, Service designer, Curator, Actor for theatre, film and television, Choreographer, Filmmaker||February or July|
Study interior design and you’ll have access to the latest computer software to give you the technical skills you need for the industry. Our five computer labs include one 40-seat dual boot iMac, two 20-seat dual boot Mac (iMac and MacPro), and two 15-seat PCs. You’ll use the latest software, like Autodesk AutoCAD, Archicad, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and freeware such as Google SketchUp and Blender.
You’ll also have access to fully-equipped wood and metal workshops, plastics and mould making rooms, laser cutters, printmaking studio and spray painting booths. It’s a great opportunity to get hands-on practise with tools and techniques you’ll use in your career.