Spatial design

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Spatial Design

Design new experiences that set moods, communicate ideas, address social issues and facilitate cultural expression through the innovative use of space, lighting, technology and form.

This new course combines interior/exterior spatial and structural knowledge with a new approach to designing for people and places that engage immersive technologies, user experience and influence human behaviour.

You’ll work both independently and collaboratively on projects that range in scale from the most intimate private space to the largest public structure and have the opportunity to connect with designers and industry practitioners.

Year 1: You’ll learn about materials and production, exploring different modes of practice, and getting hands-on with a variety of industry-standard 2D and 3D software. In second semester, you’ll develop a response to an imaginative brief.

Year 2: It becomes more ‘real’ with site visits and case studies, as you build on your experience and skills and learn how to adapt existing spaces to reflect your design ideas.

The entire second semester of second year is electives – choose from hundreds of units on offer from across the University, or undertake an internship with a local design agency. Alternatively, you can undertake an approved semester exchange or spend it at the Monash Prato Centre studying design in Europe.

Year 3: You’ll work on projects ranging from real client briefs involving cultural, commercial and community organisations, to more speculative briefs that explore the opportunities and challenges of a continually transforming contemporary society.

Your third year culminates in our annual graduate exhibition MADA Now, where you’ll exhibit your work to friends, family and industry.

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