Master of Arts in Interior Design

The Master of Arts in Interior Design program welcomes those with a bachelor’s degree in any field who wish to pursue a rewarding career in the field of interior design. Students who complete the MA program will be qualified, along with a documented work requirement, to sit for the NCIDQ exam to become certified interior designers and to be able to join ASID or IIDS as professional members.


To earn a Master of Arts degree in interior design, students must complete the following:

IDSN 5405Drawing and Presentation3
IDSN 5407Color Design3
IDSN 5409Basic Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
IDSN 5410Interior Design I3
IDSN 5411Textiles for Interiors3
IDSN 5413History of Furniture I3
IDSN 5414History of Furniture II3
IDSN 5417History of Architecture and Interior Design3
IDSN 5421Sustainable Design2
IDSN 5422Rendering3
IDSN 65093-D Architectural Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
IDSN 6511Interior Design II3
IDSN 6512Interior Design III3
IDSN 6513Interior Design IV3
IDSN 6514Commercial Design3
IDSN 6515Lighting for Interiors3
IDSN 6516Kitchen and Bath Design3
IDSN 6518Interior Design V3
IDSN 6519Interior Design VI3
IDSN 6520Perspective Techniques3
IDSN 6521Business of Interior Design1
IDSN 6999Capstone and Studio 13
Total Credits63

During the final semester, the student will research and defend an advanced interior design project chosen with the guidance of the instructor and its execution will be become the capstone project.

Program’s Learning Outcomes

The ultimate goal of this degree is to prepare students for a successful and rewarding professional career in the field of interior design substantiated with an outstanding professional portfolio of design works.  Thus, this program should provide students with the background and experience that will allow them to:

  • Develop the required skills to become NCIDQ certified interior designers and professional members of ASID and IIDS
  • Enhance their abilities to solve complex design problems in any aspect of the field, both residential and commercial
  • Understand the dynamics of the client/designer relationship to better satisfy the needs, and desires of the client  
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of design problem-solving from conception, development and effective presentation as well as the successful execution of their designs