A Boston interior design education is about creativity. After all, Boston is the Number 1 Innovative City in the United States, "on the cutting edge of finding, inventing, and capitalizing on everything hot and new." Since one in three Bostonians is between the ages of 20 and 34, Boston is also the youngest city in the country. This is the place to study design.
The faculty leaders of the BAC are unabashed proponents of green design. Innovation must start with environmental and social responsibility, and discover the means to interact with the people who live and work in the built world. We emphasize, more than most, the importance of the user's experience, challenging our students to design the look, feel and sound of interior space in their studio work. This requires design media skills: drawing, by hand or digitally, in both two and three dimensions. At the BAC, drawing and creativity are learned skills, accessible to all of our students.
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The Interior Design program is based on the concept that true design innovation cannot be achieved without the skills developed through practical experience. Students are, therefore, required to work in their field and demonstrate progressive skills improvement as they move through the curriculum...more
What's new for 2012: We've shortened the path to professional practice. Both the bachelor and master degree programs begin with a year of academic immersion, then proceed to a hybrid of classroom and professional learning. The practice requirement has been reduced to the equivalent of half-time employment over the course of the remaining semesters, enabling our students to move through the program more quickly. A full-time student can expect to complete the Bachelor of Interior Design in five years; the full-time Master of Interior Design student can expect to complete the program in three-and-a-half years. Transfer students are encouraged to apply for credit base on previous academic experience.
Both of the BAC's interiors programs, the Bachelor of Interior Design, and the first-professional Master of Interior Design, are ranked among the top 10 programs nationally by Design Intelligence 2012. Both the Bachelor of Interior Design and the Master of Interior Design programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).