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Australia - Design

Australia Design and Art


Apply by February 15, 2018

The Course:
INT-311 Global Perspectives in Interior Design (3 credits) 
This course combines collaborative effort and hands-on teamwork to focus on national and global design issues, and human factors through exposure to contemporary issues, historical architecture and design, varying dynamics, other cultures, and different economic groups.

Printable Program Sheet and Itinerary: Australia 2018
The Destination: Cairns, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia
Australia is a diverse location where one can experience beautiful aquatic and coastal areas as well as the unique wildlife, nature, and food. Start by spending 3 days in Northern Australia in a coastal town, close to one of the 7 wonders of the world- the Great Barrier Reef.  This is the perfect place to start our trip as we learn about the culture and history of Australia.  Then travel south to the busy city of Sydney, the perfect place to study and learn while touring famous buildings, museums, restaurants, shops, and attending a show at the Sydney Opera house.  An evening bridge climb is available for those who want to feed an adrenaline rush.  Then head further south to Melbourne, where you will connect with other students, and experience leading design and architecture firms.  Then finish the program studying zoological design at animal sanctuaries and island tours. 

The Experience Highlights:
This experience aims to look at the evolution of design and design professionalism from indigenous aboriginal civilizations, to international education and courses at partner colleges such as RMIT, and then take students to the top design firm in the world to do a mentorship experience and tours of the internationally acclaimed design projects. The experience will show students innovative designs and forward thinking design approaches, and provide the context for how people have gotten to the point while highlighting some significant architecture and interior design along the way through tours and excursions.
  • Work with RMIT design students in Melbourne
  • Tour the different cities and the hotels and museums in these locations
  • Snorkeling at the beautiful Great Barrier Reef
  • Metorship at Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
  • Visit different wildlife sanctuaries
  • Sydney Opera House for tour and evening show
Estimated Program Fee: $4,150
($1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship for Qualified Students) 

  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing 
  • Some meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Cultural Excursions 
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for 3 Summer 2018 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 

Faculty Contacts:
Jillissa Moorman, Faculty, Interior Design
Nielsen Hall Room 334A