Interior Design becomes First Degree Course to be Offered at Design Centre Enmore

June 21, 2011 by  

The interior design degree course at the Design Centre Enmore is special because it's the first degree course to be ever offered there. It features a good balance between conceptualisation and application, and students are encouraged to learn in a hands-on way.

A new student of the interior design degree, Alison Gibb, spoke highly of the program. Gibb mentioned that she chose the course to fulfil her dream of one day moving from her Epping residence to become an interior designer in Paris, France.

The Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) at the Design Centre Enmore is a professional degree that develops students for creative work in the interior design industry both in Australia and in other countries, such as France. The course develops the student’s creativity, professionalism, critical thinking, design ideas and hands on application. Students achieve these outcomes through a major project which students realise from a theoretical concept in their imagination to detailed plans that they have on paper using sketches and printing services.

The Design Centre Enmore is a major college at the TAFE NSW Sydney Institute. For all of its colleges, the institute had previously only offered applied degrees. The three-year degree program at Enmore is therefore the first of its kind. The director of the institute, David Riordan, says that they are not attempting to contest with universities. Instead, the Design Centre Enmore and the institute are merely creating more opportunities for students.

TAFE already has plans to provide more degree courses in other subjects across New South Wales in the following year. Nonetheless, TAFE will still be committed to providing their traditional vocational and trade subjects as well. Director David Riordan describes the institute as the “engine room of the state”, noting that for the last 120 years the institute has trained close to 900,000 people.