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Become a specialist in the architectural design of interior spaces—the places we live, work, play, eat, shop, exercise and learn. Make a difference to peoples wellbeing and create a better future through the innovative design of interior spaces. Learn to create innovative interiors that respond well to the many demands of spaces—performance, identity, mood and physical comfort. Examine how design can affect the way people experience, interact with and move through an interior. Youll gain an expansive knowledge of design through considering interiors in a range of contexts—social and cultural, ecological and technological, historical and contemporary. Study Interior Architecture in detail and examine the relationships between materials, people and space. Learn through a combination of taught courses and a self-directed, design-led research thesis or portfolio. In your first year, or Part 1, youll complete seven taught courses—six are compulsory and one elected. Youll learn to successfully apply design strategies through all stages of the design process. Focus on technologies and materials and examine history, theory and criticism in interior architecture. Youll also learn about professional practice including your legal and ethical obligations. Youll also complete a research-based advanced design project. During this youll learn to identify questions and explore processes, and develop effective presentation methods to communicate your research findings. During the second year, or Part 2, youll complete a research portfolio or thesis under supervision from academic staff in the School. The MIA can be completed in two years of full-time study or in up to four years if youre studying part time.
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Victoria University of Wellington

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Victoria University of Wellington is one of the country’s oldest institutions and is situated in New Zealand’s capital, with three campuses in the city. It is often recognised for its academic excellence, including being ranked among the top two percent of the worlds universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
The university is placed in the top one percent of universities globally for 19 of its subjects including communication and media studies, psychology, religious studies, geography, law, library and information management, linguistics, performing arts, development studies, and politics and international studies.
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Te Aro Campus - Victoria University of Wellington

139,Vivian Street, Te Aro 6011

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The Te Aro Campus has two buildings, with the reception located in the University’s striking red building at 139 Vivian Street. A purpose-built space, Wigan Building, has been leased directly behind 139 Vivian Street, allowing consolidation of the whole Faculty within one location. Te Aro campus is close to Cuba Street, one of the main café areas in Wellington, and there are also supermarkets and convenience stores nearby.