The Interior Design MFA program offered by The New School was inaugurated in 2009 at Parsons, the school where formal interior design education began, this graduate program builds on more than 100 years of leadership in the field. Design as a social practice is the program’s guiding philosophy. Students explore design as a force for change, a means of environmental stewardship, and a tool for shaping experiences.
Designed for Change
The 60-credit studio-based and research-oriented curriculum challenges students to analyze the relationship between human behavior and perception of the interior. Courses investigate materials and their environmental impact, fabrication and manufacturing processes, building systems and operational energy consumption, drawing and digital representation, and the history and theory of interior design. During the second year, students develop a thesis project, written thesis book, and exhibition. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Graduates are positioned to transform the field as practitioners and educators by working in interior design and architecture studios and in the fields of industrial design and sustainable design; developing new design practices; and collaborating with nonprofit, government, and educational institutions.
- Design Studio
- Interior Design Survey
- Representation & Spatial Reasoning: Lecture
- Representation & Spatial Reasoning: Recitation
- Materials and Performance
- Theory of the Interior
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesDesign Interior Design View 548 other Masters in Design in United States
- Complete the online application
- The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
- Statement of Purpose
- Recommendation Letters
- Although it is not required, if you took the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), scores can be submitted to support your application
- All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
International53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
National53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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