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Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)

Billy Blue College of Design

If you’re reading this in a café or pub, look around. Somebody – or some team – put together the furnishings you’re currently kicking back in. Giving a commercial focus to your interior design means you’ll be looking at things link branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality. You’ll also be across scheduling and documentation – which are big parts of setting up shops and workplaces and VR spaces and suchlike. At Billy Blue, we also underscore the importance of new technologies and environmentally sustainable practices for the future of this field.

As a part of our exclusive 2020 partnership with Australian design industry leader, Sibella Court, we are giving two lucky students commencing September 2020 the chance to adventure into Interior Design with Sibella Court herself! Get 50% off your course fees, have Sibella be your mentor at the start of your studies, get exclusive access to The Society Inc. studio office for research and much much more. Head to our Scholarships page to learn more!

Design Institute Australia recognised course.

Available as a dual degree

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates


  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 2 years
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by an Interior Designer.

$81 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Interior Designer
  • 3D Computer Modelling Consultant
  • Design Consultant
  • Innovative Workplace Designer
  • Virtual Environment Designer

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.


"Alica Kutz was offered a job after graduating, but quickly moved into an experiential design agency, Dot Dot Dash, creating her own position when she reached out. Alicia has made a niche for herself in creating memorable and unique brand experiences. ”

Alicia Kutz - Graduate



In today’s connected economy, brands want to create appealing and unique environments that connect with their consumers. Throughout the course, you will explore the theoretical and practical elements of designing and making commercial interiors – branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality – to create environments that meet your client’s needs. You will discover how commercial interior-design strategies are developed and assessed. You’ll gain practical industry-based management skills, such as documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. And you’ll apply theory to practice by creating a range of commercial interior-design solutions for real clients. Using industry standard software, you’ll build the skills to communicate information that’s relevant to designing, costing and constructing interiors, and find out how to represent spatial environments. You’ll engage with contemporary theory and gain an overview of the leading interior-design trends of the past that still have a powerful influence today, as well as those of the present and look towards the future. During the course, you can apply for an internship with one of our industry partners, giving you real-world experience, contacts in the interior-design industry and material for your professional portfolio. Our graduates, who have the creativity, skills and experience to create state-of-the art, attractive and appropriate commercial interiors are in demand with the leading interior-design firms, nationally and internationally.

Design Institute Australia recognised course.


  • Skills to work with the ever-changing drivers of commercial environments
  • Theoretical and practical elements of commercial interiors
  • Make commercial environments a reality
  • Understanding of spatial environments

What you’ll study

You’ll need to complete eight core subjects, one elective subject and fifteen specialised subjects.


Pair your core subjects with your choice of elective and specialised units to begin to build a course based around your specific interests.

Create something amazing

The great thing about Billy Blue is you don’t have to wait until you finish to produce exceptional work. Take a look at some of our student’s work.


"Alica Kutz was offered a job after graduating, but quickly moved into an experiential design agency, Dot Dot Dash, creating her own position when she reached out. Alicia has made a niche for herself in creating memorable and unique brand experiences.”

Alicia Kutz - Graduate

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

personalise your course

At Billy Blue, we offer flexible study pathways and recognise prior learning - you might find you’ve already completed a chunk of your degree already.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry.

Applicants with work and life experience

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design)
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

If this course sounds appetising, find out more:

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Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

All students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Software requirements:

  • Microsoft Office (Home and Student suite)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Student and Teacher Edition) including Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator and InDesign;
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software free student versions available at
  • Autodesk 3Ds Max (free student versions available at
  • Autodesk Revit (free student versions available at
  • SketchUp Make software (free student versions available at
  • Artlantis (free)

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