¿Qué aprenderé?

Our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture offers students a venue for advanced investigations of the built environment in close collaboration with faculty mentors. Students pursuing an MFA in Interior Architecture develop their own intellectual interests in design while preparing for careers in teaching, research, or specialized practice.

Our program offers distinctly strong student-faculty relationships, where students work closely with faculty members to gain expertise. The Department of Interior Architecture supports a broad range of student interests. Everything we do is anchored on our values of promoting sustainable design for social, psychological, and ecological well-being. We offer particular strengths in historic preservation, interior product design, community-engaged design, and human-environment relationships.

Students interested in interior product design focus on artistic development through the production of innovative interior products, including furniture, lighting, fixtures, textiles, furnishings, and cabinetry. Work ranges from experimental, one-of-a-kind, limited production to mass produced products that support human aesthetic and functional needs in an interior environment.

The Department of Interior Architecture offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree requiring a minimum of 60 hours. At least 30 of these hours must be in 600-level courses. The requirements include:

Studio Course (18 hours)

  • IAR 501 Advanced Interior Architecture I (6)
  • IAR 502 Advanced Interior Architecture II (6)
  • IAR 602 Advanced Interior Design III (6)

Required Core Courses (6 hours)

  • IAR 631 Environmental Design Research (3)
  • IAR 645 Seminar in Interior Architecture (3)

Electives in Area of Specialization (27-33 hours)

With prior approval by the Director of Graduate Study or the student’s thesis chair, a student will select a minimum of 27 hours in this area from the IAR courses or from other 500 and 600 level courses taught in related areas in other departments.

Internship/ professional experience (3-12 hours)

With prior approval by the student’s thesis chair and the Director of Graduate Study in IAR, a student will select a minimum of 3 hours in this area. Both courses can be taken twice for credit.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (60 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$21.762,00 por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

105 Foust Building,


North Carolina,

27412, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

All applicants must have obtained the following: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or appropriately-evaluated credentials for non-U.S. schools; satisfactory academic standing as an undergraduate or in a post-baccalaureate program.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL: internet based - 79, or paper based - 550. A score of at least 6.5 is required on the IELTS.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.