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Whitehouse Institute of Design:
Founded in 1988, Whitehouse Institute of Design is a design school in Australia with centrally located campuses in the heart of Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, Victoria. Acknowledged for its high standard of design education, the Institute offers a three-year Bachelor of Design degree course with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction.

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Photo of Design Courses in Sydney & MelbourneBachelor of Design Degree Course:
The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers a Bachelor of Design at both the Sydney and Melbourne campuses. It includes integrated core and specialist units, focusing on Fashion Design, Interior Design or Styling and Creative Direction as areas for specialisation.

The three (3) year degree is underpinned by a learning culture which insights innovation and creativity, built on academic imperatives as the foundations for life long learning, and a love of design. Integration of design knowledge and design practice is an imperative of the course.

The degree provides a sound general education and fosters personal growth and the establishment of an individual design identity. The course offers a student a nurturing and progressive learning experience through four strands of study: Design Context, Design Communications, Design Methods and Design Synthesis.

Core Bachelor of Design subjects are:

- Design in Historical Context I
- Visual Design Communications I
- Design Methods and Processes
- Design in Historical Context II
- Visual Design Communications II
- Design Ideas and Concepts
- Design in Contemporary Contexts
- Design in Business Contexts
- Design in Marketing Contexts
- Advanced Illustration
- Design in Professional Contexts
- Professional Communication

Fashion Design Specialisation:
Whitehouse fashion students develop technical expertise in addition to historical and theoretical knowledge about fashion and other design industries. As designers, Whitehouse graduates gain expertise through developing skills in research, concept development, fashion illustration, materials knowledge, patternmaking and garment construction in order to deliver innovative design solutions which have a positive impact on the wider national and international fashion design communities.

Interior Design Specialisation:
Whitehouse interior students gain a thorough knowledge of the broad range of professional skills required of an interior designer and develop the capacity to apply creative design solutions. From architectural drafting, construction and materials knowledge to the formation of conceptually based design ideas, the Whitehouse strives to provide the best in interior design education and its practice. As design professionals, Whitehouse graduates have the expertise required to make their mark on the wider national and international interior design industries.

Styling and Creative Direction Specialisation:
Whitehouse styling and creative direction specialisation offers a unique multi disciplinary approach to the visual creative industries where students gain skills and knowledge in various commercially driven design fields. Styling and creative direction combines design and the implementation of creative strategies for application into fashion, beauty, interiors, publication design, visual merchandising, food and lifestyle, campaign creation and events management.

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