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Curriculum

The Master of Interior Architecture degree is composed of three phases. Segment I, Foundation, helps the student develop visual design skills and acquire an understanding of basic design principles. Students work in a studio environment and progress from an interdisciplinary foundation studio to interior architecture-focused projects. By the third semester, the student should be working in the interior architecture industry and accumulating practice skills, reaching a total of 3,000 practice hours by the conclusion of the program. The work of Segment I culminates in a portfolio submitted to the faculty.

In Segment II, Integration, the student applies theoretical and contextual learning in advanced studios in interior architecture. Knowledge of sustainable design, building systems, lighting and furniture is acquired through coursework and concurrent practice, and is integrated in the studio sequence. A portfolio is submitted to the faculty at the conclusion of Segment II.

In Segment III, Synthesis, the student completes a guided, independent thesis. The two-semester thesis is typically a comprehensive project demonstrating the student's understanding and application of the interior architecture body of knowledge. For a full-time student, the program can be completed in 6 semesters.

  • All Segments
  • Segment I
  • Segment II
  • Segment III

Semester 1

  • FND3006 City Lab
  • FND3032 Transdisciplinary Studio 1
  • FND3033 Visual Thinking
  • FND3031 Design Theory and Inquiry

Semester 2

  • INT3005 Interiors Studio A
  • FND2011 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND3010 Making and Modeling
  • HTC3012 History of Interior Architecture
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • Practice Assessment 1
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • INT3006 Interiors Studio B
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing
  • DME2017 Illustration: Information Graphics, Diagramming and Publishing
  • DMExxxx Geometric Modeling Elective
  • Interior Design Elective
  • TSM2016 Color Theory for Interiors
  • Practice Assessment 2 - Skill Level 4 & 1600 Hours

Semester 4

  • XDS3001 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • XDS3002 Thesis Research Strategies
  • DMExxxx Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • HTC2018 Case Studies in Interior and Furniture
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2 - Skill Level 4 & 1600 Hours Required
  • Practice Assessment 3 - Skill Level 8 & 3000 Hours

Semester 5

  • INT3013 Interiors Thesis 1
  • TSM2014 Building Systems for Interiors
  • TSM2015 Lighting Design for Interiors
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction Documents
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes

Semester 6

  • INT3014 Interiors Thesis 2
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • Interior Architecture Elective


Graduation Requirements:
Academic Credits: 84
Skill Level: 8
Total Practice Hours: 3000*

*Including a minimum of one Community Practice project

Semester 1

  • FND3006 City Lab
  • FND3032 Transdisciplinary Studio 1
  • FND3033 Visual Thinking
  • FND3031 Design Theory and Inquiry

Semester 2

  • INT3005 Interiors Studio A
  • FND2011 Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • FND3010 Making and Modeling
  • HTC3012 History of Interior Architecture
  • FND2003 Community Practice
  • Practice Assessment 1
  • PRV0001 Portfolio Review

Semester 3

  • INT3006 Interiors Studio B
  • DME2001 Observation and Imagination Drawing
  • DME2017 Illustration: Information Graphics, Diagramming and Publishing
  • DMExxxx Geometric Modeling Elective
  • Interior Design Elective
  • TSM2016 Color Theory for Interiors
  • Practice Assessment 2 - Skill Level 4 & 1600 Hours

Semester 4

  • XDS3001 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
  • XDS3002 Thesis Research Strategies
  • DMExxxx Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • HTC2018 Case Studies in Interior and Furniture
  • PRV0002 Portfolio Review 2 - Skill Level 4 & 1600 Hours Required
  • Practice Assessment 3 - Skill Level 8 & 3000 Hours

Semester 5

  • INT3013 Interiors Thesis 1
  • TSM2014 Building Systems for Interiors
  • TSM2015 Lighting Design for Interiors
  • TSM2006 Detailing and Construction Documents
  • TSM2019 Human Factors, Programming and Codes

Semester 6

  • INT3014 Interiors Thesis 2
  • TSM2018 Professional Practice
  • Interior Architecture Elective
  • Interior Architecture ElectiveGraduation Requirements:

Graduation Requirements:
Academic Credits: 84
Skill Level: 8
Practice Hours: 3000*
*Including a minimum of one Community Practice Project