Spatial design

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Spatial Design

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

The work of Spatial Designers surrounds us – from corporate and domestic interiors, retail outlets, restaurants, entertainment venues and exhibitions, to virtual worlds and vast public spaces activated by interactive technology.

You'll be guided by Monash academics, practising spatial designers and top researchers to learn how to conceptualise and design objects, spaces and experiences at a range of scales working on projects across architecture, urban space, performance and events, virtual environments, museums and galleries.

In our Spatial Design studios, you'll develop the technical interior and exterior spatial and structural knowledge and learn how to combine that with a new approach to designing for people and places that engages immersive technologies, user experience and influences human behaviour forms the basis of this course.

Working both independently and collaboratively on projects ranging from intimate private spaces to large public structures, you'll have the opportunity to learn from up-and-coming designers and established industry practitioners. This will help you gain an understanding of industry practice enabling you to shape your own unique approach to your design career.

Through simulated and real projects you'll learn how to use industry-standard 2D and 3D computer modelling and drafting software like Photoshop and InDesign to prepare files for laser cutting and 3D printing models.

In your final year, you’ll work on projects that prepare for your transition into professional practice. You’ll work with clients from cultural, community or commercial organisations, through to more speculative briefs conceived to explore the challenges and opportunities of continually transforming contemporary society.

The year culminates in MADA Now - the annual graduate exhibition, where you can showcase your achievements from the year.

You graduate with a Bachelor of Spatial Design which is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Career options
Residential and commercial interior designer, visual merchandiser, stage/set production designer, experience designer, museum and exhibition designer.

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