Welcome from Program Director – Interior Architecture

Welcome from Program Director – Interior Architecture


Alright, let’s get started. Hi. I’m Andrew Wallace, I’m Program Director for Interior Architecture here at UniSA. And I’m really here to talk to you to say congratulations on joining our program and welcome to university and welcome to the School of Art, Architecture and Design. As I said, I’m the program director, and I lead our program. I lead our discipline of interior architecture. It’s a great pleasure to have you actually coming to join your studies, and the next stage of your life, with us. This is a really big change in your life that you’re about to enter into. You’re moving to university; you could be coming from work, or you could be coming from high school. And there’s a whole lot of things about this; it’s a radically different from what you’ve done in the past. The really important thing about what you’re about to do is that you’re going to be in control of your studies. So you’re going to have the opportunity to explore in your first year, all the fundamental things about creating space for people. We will lead you through all of this. We don’t presume that you actually come to us with a whole lot of knowledge around interior design and interior architecture. So we’ll take you through the fundamentals about how to draw space; how to imagine space; how to think about where your ideas come from in the historical context of things, that you’ll be studying. Most importantly you’ll be working with a whole lot of your colleagues, and you’ll be actually having an awful lot of fun actually exploring a discipline that I personally love dearly, and a discipline that’s been of great value to our city and our nation over the years. Interiors is fundamentally about people. So one of the things we really encourage you to explore is that what makes people tick. What’s a good place for people? What’s a good place to rest? What’s a good place to have fun in? Where’s a good place to learn? And these are the things you will be exploring in your first year of study with us. Look you might have issues, there might be problems, or there might be opportunities. If you’ve got any issues to do with your studies, please come and see me. My door is always open – not that I have a door – but if I had a door, it would be open and… you’re always welcome to come and discuss issues around enrolment, personal problems that you might have; you might want to go part-time; you may have done some other study before at TAFE or another university degree or another program within the school or the University; and we can start to discuss how you might receive some credit towards your studies by doing that. Most of all myself and all of my team are here to provide you with a really high quality design education, that we think is a lot of fun, as well as actually equipping you for future in a profession, that’s a really important part of what we do here at the University.


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