Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University

Master On Campus
36 months
1191 USD/credit
1137 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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At the Interior Architecture and Design program of Academy of Art University you will learn to produce functional and beautiful spaces that fulfill human expectations while incorporating innovative technologies and sustainable perspectives.


The Interior Architecture and Design program of Academy of Art University focuses on advanced techniques and theory of interior architecture and design. The curriculum—designed and taught by industry professionals—focuses on research, concept and design development, traditional and digital media, innovative ideas, and global issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

MFA Project

  • Present an idea/project worthy of the MFA degree
  • Produce an innovative project that contributes to the design community, demonstrating advanced interior architecture and design skills

Interior Design Skills

  • Meet industry standards in response to professional ethics, global issues and technological advances
  • Demonstrate creative approaches to layout, spatial organization, use of material, lighting, and relationship of interior design and furnishings to the architecture of the building
  • Demonstrate an understanding of building codes, safety, health and welfare, ADA and Universal Design principles by correctly applying professional standards to space planning and layouts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of sustainability as they pertain to building methods, materials, systems and occupants by incorporating sustainable solutions into interior designs
  • Create construction drawings and documents
  • Demonstrate an understanding color principles, theories, and systems in interior design

Research and Problem Solving

  • Conduct research and synthesize findings to generate multiple concepts and design responses to programmatic requirements.
  • Interact with multiple disciplines representing different points of view and perspectives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of movements and traditions in interior design, architecture and furniture by applying precedents to inform design solutions.

Presentation Skills

  • Integrate oral and visual material to present ideas clearly.

Technical Design Skills

  • Effectively apply principles of two and three dimensional design through both traditional and digital media.
  • Effectively apply color in all aspects of visual communication

Professional Readiness

  • Produce a professional portfolio that meets industry standards
  • Create a business plan demonstrating familiarity with business and professional practices.


Academy of Art University offers some of the best training and hands-on experience to help accelerate in various careers in interior architecture. We pride ourselves in doing an exceptional job preparing you to excel in your future profession through degree programs that equip aspiring professionals with a comprehensive toolbox of marketable skills, leading to a successful career.

AutoCAD/BIM Designer

Plan, program, and generate construction doc­uments that accurately represent design intent. Plans, sections, details, elevations, and schedules are all a part of design documents.

FF&E Designer

Focus on Furniture. Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) selections. specifications. and material sourcing. The overall design concept established by the team is represented throughout all FF&E presentations. All members of the design team are expected to have strong leadership, organization, communica­tion, and relationship management skills.

Job Captain

As a job captain, you'll collaborate with project managers to develop solutions to problems and coordinate the design through the entire process. Work with fabricators, contractors, and regulatory agencies to bring the project to life on time.

Project Designer

Coordinate both the FF&E and AutoCAD/BIM design deliverables to ensure that efforts are streamlined and consistent. Determine the feasibility of design details and manage the overall set of design documents to make sure they meet requirements of the project team as well as industry standards.

Visualization Specialist

A visualization specialist works with the design team to create representations of project development. You'll use hand renderings, sketches, or 3D renderings to communicate design concepts in this creative field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Design Documentation
  • Sketching & Perspective for Interior Environments
  • Digital Imaging
  • Studio
  • Building Systems and Codes
  • BIM - Building Information Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • College transcripts must show the classes/subjects, grades, credits and number of hours completed for each class
  • Applicants and sponsors must complete the Affidavit of Support Form
  • An art portfolio in your chosen discipline is required with detailed descriptions for all international graduate school applicants
  • An official bank letter (from student. family/parents/sponsor) must show a minimum balance of $42,000 USD or equivalent
  • We do not require TOEFL or IELTS scores and do not have a minimum score requirement
  • Photocopy of your valid passport
  • Photocopy of your 1-20, 1-94, or other visa document
  • If your transcripts are not in English. they must be translated and notarized

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1191 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1191 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1137 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1137 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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