Interior Design

Message from the Director

As interior designers and those interested in interior design, we all have the same basic desire to create beautiful spaces that make people feel comfortable. We are especially attuned to the many subtle details that surround us.

Being an interior designer is more than a profession; it is a way of life. We never stop observing and we notice all the details and find inspiration from them wherever we go.

Fairfield University’s Master of Arts in Interior Design is designed to encourage that passion. To develop the creativity and understanding of good basic design is important. Imparting knowledge of construction and public safety requirements is needed as well. To this end, all aspects of interior design are covered to prepare you for a successful career. The development of an impressive body of work will be the key to gain the confidence to present oneself as a true professional ready to enter the field.

If you have always been interested in design but have not pursued its study, this program can be the beginning of an exciting new career.

The curriculum has a core of courses which provides firm grounding in the field for students. In addition, electives may be chosen according to each student’s interests and in consultation with a faculty advisor. We offer day and evening courses during the summer term as well as the traditional semester schedule to make earning credits that much easier for working professionals and returning students.

The Fairfield interior design MA culminates in a faculty-mentored major capstone project which involves research and which will develop into a major interior design project of your choosing.

I encourage you to look over the courses we offer and consider joining us for an in depth study of a very exciting, and creative field.

Robert A. Hardy, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ
Director of the MA in Interior Design