Department of Interior Architecture and Design announces new graduate degree

Design of the hotel lobby by David Roan, former student of the first professional Master of Science

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design presents a new graduate degree open to all undergraduates covering the fundamentals of design, professional practice, and design software.

The first Master of Science in Professional Interior Design will welcome students with a bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to increase or change their career in the practice of interior design.

“This new degree offering provides another avenue for our students to acquire the skills of one of the country’s top interior architecture and design programs,” said Michael Carrasco, Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts. “By welcoming those who do not have an undergraduate degree in the field, it enhances the multidisciplinary experience of an already dynamic field. “

Classes for the degree begin in the summer of 2022 and cover topics such as problem solving in the design studio, building systems, lighting, and design communications using manual and digital techniques. The history, sustainability, and psychology of design courses help students establish a foundation of understanding for thoughtful practice.

“This program will be an exciting addition to our learning community, and with their diverse backgrounds, its students will inject their unique vitality into classroom discussions,” said Jill Pable, Chair of the Interior Architecture and Design Department. . “We are delighted to welcome them into the design. “

The structure of the major ensures that students will graduate in just over two years after taking 85 credit hours. Students will graduate ready to work as interior designers and fully prepared to take the National Council for Qualification in Interior Design (NCIDQ) licensing exam, the industry’s indicator of master’s degree. interior design principles.

Admission to this degree follows the requirements of the university and the interior architecture and design department. This new degree joins a variety of graduate study opportunities offered by the department, including the Master of Science, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs.

The program is approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Applications for the first Master of Science in Professional Interior Design are expected on February 1.

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