Interior Arch. & Design

Concentrations: Interior & Design, Furniture Design, Residential Design

The School of Interior Architecture & Design will help you build a successful interior design career. Our curriculum integrates theory, design, and technology in tandem with the current standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic, and ethical abilities necessary for professional practice.

We encourage our students to master essential skills and techniques professionals need while still exploring and creating the designs of their dreams. Our program fosters innovative thinking about our inner and outer environment. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation, and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professionals.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

This program features a unique interdisciplinary approach to master's degree preparation, involving studio work as well as academic investigation. The core of the curriculum in Interior Architecture & Design integrates theory, design, and technology, adhering to the highest industry standards.

The Final Project allows candidates to select a site and redesign its function and interiors. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation, personal expression, professionalism and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professional experts. Final Projects are exhibited professionally upon the approval of the Review Committee.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree prepares graduates for the professional practice of interior architecture and design through theoretical education and practical training. Our curriculum helps students discover better ways of thinking about our environment. Students begin the program by learning basic skills (sketching, technical drafting, and computer graphics) followed by courses in lighting design, color concepts, and materials. Students integrate their skills to further develop their portfolio and presentation skills.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design requires the completion of 132 semester units. Students who already have a bachelor's degree can enroll in our streamlined Second Degree program, which entails 66 units and does not require any liberal arts classes or art electives.

Associate of Arts (AA)

Our Associate of Arts program is designed for students interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the industry. This degree provides a crucial stepping stone for those interested in finding an entry-level job with major design firms and companies. Our classes are taught by a talented faculty of working professionals, well versed in the techniques and considerations of modern designers.

Career and Job Opportunities

  • Design Assistant
  • Junior Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • And more!

Interior Architecture & Design Links

Design Companies Hiring Our Graduates

  • 3 Form
  • GAP, Inc.
  • Kendall Wilkinson Design and home
  • Gensler
  • HOK
  • Hendler Design
  • Holey Associates
  • Hirsch Bedner Associates
  • Huntsman Architectural Group
  • IA Interior Architecture
  • Malcom Davis Architecture
  • McCartan
  • Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Designs
  • Pottery Barn Design
  • Puccini Group
  • Bent Severin & Associates Pte Ltd
  • Studio O + A
  • SMWM
  • SOM