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B.F.A. in Interior Design

Interior Architecture—Bachelor of Fine Arts

What you'll learn

Through this program, you will learn how architectural elements interact and synthesize to meet physical, psychological, social, and intellectual needs of people in a variety of settings.

If you are sensitive to the use of materials and details in a built environment, are attentive to color, enjoy drawing, constructing, and organizing objects and spaces, this program may provide a challenging and fulfilling career choice.

Career opportunities

For more than 30 years, the Interior Architecture program has been preparing graduates for successful careers in residential and non-residential design, as well as in lighting, visual display, sales, and showroom management.

Interior Architecture Program Student Achievement Data 2016-2019 [pdf]


As a first year applicant, there are no requirements beyond University admission requirements to enter into the Interior Architecture program. Upon completion of required foundational courses, you must complete a portfolio review.

The program conducts a yearly portfolio review, through which eighteen students are selected to advance in the program. The number of students selected is limited by accreditation standards, number of faculty, and physical facilities.

To prepare for the portfolio review students are required to take five Art Foundations designated courses and then assemble the visual work from each of those classes into a portfolio. The faculty of the program review the work contained in the portfolios at the end of the spring semester, and, based on that review, select eighteen students to be admitted into the next phase of the major.

Students denied admission through the portfolio review must identify another major or can resubmit the following spring.

Program Requirements [pdf]

Program Application [pdf]

Technology Requirements [pdf]

Interior Architecture faculty

The Interior Architecture program faculty are qualified experienced professional designers and dedicated design educators. Program courses present ideas, issues, and information central to the contemporary practice of interior design. If you’d like more information about the Interior Architecture program, contact Professor Matthew Ziff.

Matthew Ziff
Associate Professor of Interior Architecture
(740) 593-2869