The Master of Interior Architecture is a first professional interior design program that prepares students for practice in an interior design or architecture firm. The program, accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), is geared toward students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than interior architecture or interior design.
This two-year, five-semester program stresses a holistic design approach, which is developed by:
- Encouraging students to consider all factors that influence the design of interior spaces (human behavior, aesthetics, building technology, internal and external views, surrounding structures and architecture, etc.)
- A curriculum that focuses on the design of residential and commercial spaces – how space is organized, developed three-dimensionally, finished with materials and color, lit, furnished, and designed to incorporate user needs and building codes.
- Creating opportunities for students to engage in projects that employ these knowledge bases and skills to hone a practice-ready understanding of interior architecture and design.