Interior Design

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The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design prepares students to teach at the college level and develop evidence-based design skills bridging practice and research.

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.

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:

  • University or college professor
  • Specialist in 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 CIDA-accredited undergraduate degree.

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.

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