The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design degree program provides the breadth of a university education with the depth of a professional curriculum. These areas are synthesized in the curriculum to provide learning of the overall context of the built interior environment.

Our graduates are prepared with the skills and knowledge that can facilitate the transition into an entry-level interior design position at a successful firm or corporation, or entry into programs of advanced study.

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MFA Professional

The Professional Entry Level Track is for second-degree seekers who have a proven record of academic excellence and are interested in pursuing a career in interior design. The 60 credit program is an intense and rigorous, highly sequenced program that takes two years and two summers to complete. Full-time enrollment and commitment is required. Students are accepted for the fall semester only.

The structure of the Professional Entry Level track echoes Virginia Commonwealth University’s undergraduate program in content, but advances students at an accelerated rate. Students enroll each semester in a group of courses, which contains studio, graphics and support classes that interrelate.

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MFA Post-Professional

The Post-Professional graduate program in Interior Environments seeks to educate designers to enrich the quality of life through the design of the near environment. The goals of the program are to:

  • provide specialized study in interior design at the post professional degree level,
  • prepare students for work in design research, education, and/or professional practice at the post-professional level
  • and to enhance the body of knowledge in interior design.

The graduate program in Interior Environments addresses the interdisciplinary exploration of issues in interior design at an advanced level, scholarly activity directed toward the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge and the development of innovative design solutions.

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