New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design (Residential)

If you're seeking a career in the interior design industry, or you're already working in the industry but don't hold a formal qualification, this is the perfect study option.

With this programme you'll study both the theory and practical aspects of interior design, and learn about light and colour, design principles, materials and finishes, lighting, soft furnishings, window treatments, ergonomic principles, New Zealand art and cultural/historical influences in interior design.

You'll also learn about architectural communication, building codes, laws and regulations, personal and business presentation, and business management. In addition, you'll develop your freehand drawing and manual drafting abilities, and learn how to use software such as Computer Aided Design and Photoshop.

Your studies will include work-integrated learning in industry, and participation in a public exhibition of your work alongside your fellow students.

Please note: to study this programme you need have good literacy and numeracy skills. You also need the ability to recognise and differentiate colours. Part-time up to 4 years.

You may choose to join an interior design practice or businesses associated with interior design or potentially set up your own company.

This programme provides a natural progression to our Bachelor of Architectural Studies programme.

Turn your talent for design into a career in the dynamic world of residential interior design.

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NZ$24,365 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 Year


Mar 2025

Start Month

Feb 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • March 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time