Develop expertise in design research, analysis, and design of complex interior environments.
On-site in Beverly
The first professional Master of Arts in Interior Architecture degree program creates specialists who would like to pursue interior design for commercial and institutional, healthcare, residential, or sustainable interior environments.
- 87-credit program for non-design professionals
- Portfolio not required to apply
- Individual and team-based learning within an "atelier" design studio setting to acquire advanced expertise for interior architectural practice
- Integration of theory and practice through required coursework in interior design firm management and graduate student forums
- Personal Advising
- Networking opportunities
Your path to a creative career starts here.
Program of Study
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
- Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
- Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
- Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
- Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
- Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth
IA XXX Elective (Must be 500 level or higher) - 3 cr.IDI 501 - Foundations of DesignIDI 526 - Media I: Architectural DraftingIDI 510 - Interior Environments Studio IIDI 521 - Perspective and RenderingIDI 506 - Art & Design History IIDI 535 - Materials and SpecificationIDI 531 - Media II: Electronic MediaIDI 505 - Design Dynamics IIDI 540 - Media IIIIDI 542 - Building Systems & Integrated DesignIDI 515 - Interior Environments Studio IIIDI 532 - Professional Practice/PortfolioIDI 551 - Regulations and GuidelinesIDI 507 - Art & Design History IIIDI 560 - InternshipIDI 553 - Contract DocumentsIDI 570 - Capstone StudioIDI 533 - Advanced MediaIDI 508 - Art & Design History IIIIA 515 - Theory and CriticismIA 505 - Advanced Interior Environment Studio IIA 530 - Psychology of PlaceIA 507 - Art and Science of Interior LightingIA 516 - Research MethodologyIA 508 - Design Dynamics IIIA 510 - Advanced Interior Environment Studio IIIA 521 - Furniture Design HistoryIA 586 - Masters Thesis IIA 506 - Emerging Materials and SystemsIA 587 - Masters Thesis II
ElectivesIA 518 - Scandinavian Architecture and Interior ArchitectureIA 535 - Literature and Theory in Sustainable DesignIA 545 - Universal Design for the Built EnvironmentIA 590E - Design Practice Research InternshipIA 610 - Domesticity and Identity in the Built EnvironmentIA 617 - Contemporary Architectural IconsIA 620 - Global Sustainable Interior Architecture StudioIA 630 - Special Topics Studio
Total Degree Requirements - 87 credits
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Internships and Careers
An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.
Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.
- ARC (Architectural Resources Cambridge)
- SMMA (Symmes, Maini, + McKee Associates)
- Steffian Bradley Architects
- Dyer Brown Architects
- LWA (Leers Weinzapfel Associates)
The Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Flexible Class Schedules
Programs are designed for both full-time and part-time students.