The Department of Interior Architecture and Design, housed in the College of Fine Arts, encompasses a CIDA accredited undergraduate curriculum and master’s studies for the Advanced Professional and Master of Fine Arts student. Students focus on design theory, history, technical skills, as well as studio classes addressing residential and commercial spaces such as health care, retail, office environment, hospitality and designs for special populations such as children, elderly and others in need of supportive housing. The curriculum prepares students to work in interior design firms or as interior designers in architecture firms–as well as in a number of other design related settings.
The Department offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. The Undergraduate Program has been fully accredited since 1975 by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered at the undergraduate level. The Graduate Program includes the Master of Science Advanced Professional, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees are available for candidates already holding a Bachelor’s degree in interior design or other related and approved design discipline. Our MFA program is especially responsive to those graduate students wishing to enter the field of design education.