Interior Design

Available online

The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design is for students who desire an advanced degree in Interior Design.  This is a terminal degree so graduates are able to practice and/or teach at the college level.

Students explore current issues in the interior design profession and develop skills to effectively communicate these issues to future students.

Graduate students will develop and teach an undergraduate interior design course, form a research topic and prepare a thesis derived from their evidence-based research.

This degree offers an advanced level of interior design education, beyond content required for entry-level practice and therefore not eligible for CIDA-accreditation. For more information visit CIDA’s Student/Parent information page.

Students who complete this degree will:

  • Develop techniques for evidence-based research and be able to apply them to design.
  • Research, plan, implement and assess undergraduate interior design courses.
  • Possess critical thinking skills as related to design analysis and project solutions.
  • Gain knowledge of critical issues in design education and research.

Career Opportunities for Graduates Include:

  • Interior designer
  • University or college professor
  • Specialist in an advanced area of design practice
  • Researcher in design practice
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What Makes the M.F.A. Program Different?

This is a terminal degree for students who already have their undergraduate degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related design field.

Students are prepared to teach college courses and are required to do so as part of their coursework at the graduate level.

Students take elective courses in the area of their research focus.

The M.F.A. in Interior Design is online.

Brenau’s M.F.A. in Interior Design was named a “Best Value Interior Design” Program in SR Education Group’s list of the 2017 Top Online Colleges.



For any questions regarding the Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree please contact Dr. Margaret Serrato, the Director of the MFA program


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