Our master of interior architecture degree allows students to complete an accredited professional degree in a stimulating academic environment that is characterized by cooperation, rigor, and a commitment to human quality in the interior environment.
Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.
In this program, students begin coursework in summer and share core design studios and courses with Architecture Track I students thus providing an interdisciplinary context for study and learning.
This program is three years plus one term (or 10 terms), begins in the summer, and is available at the Eugene campus.
A challenging array of topical studios in interior design is paired with a full complement of required courses in design history, materials and construction, color theory, furniture design, and lighting culminating in a comprehensive project completed in the final year of study. Within this framework, students can customize their experience through studio choices offered each term or by enrolling in a wide variety of advanced electives, special studies, and study abroad and off-campus experiences. Students may also choose to earn a certificate, a specialization, or pursue a concurrent graduate degree in Architecture.
Degree Requirements (147 Credits)
Professional Coursework (Non-Studio) Requirements (minimum 83 credits)
Media and Process Skills
ARCH 523 Media for Design Development
ARCH 611 Graduate Design Process
ARCH 610 Introduction to Architectural Computing
ARCH 540 Human Context of Design
ARCH 550 Spatial Composition
IARC 544 Furniture: Theory and Analysis
IARC 545 Comprehensive Project Preparation
IARC 547 Color Theory and Application of the Built Environment
ARCH 570 Building Construction
ARCH 592 Environmental Control Systems II
IARC 571 Interior Construction Elements
IARC 572 Interior Finishes and Design Application
IARC 573 Working Drawings in Interior Architecture
IARC 592 Electric Lighting
ARCH 517 Context of the Architecture Profession
5 Course Minimum
ARCH 610 Global Modern Architecture
IARC 574 History of Interior Architecture I
IARC 575 History of Interior Architecture II
IARC 576 History of Interior Architecture III
Subject Area Electives
Includes 6 Credits of Seminar
Architectural Design Studio Requirements (minimum 64 credits)
ARCH 680 Introduction to Graduate Design
ARCH 681 Introduction to Graduate Design
IARC 584 Interior Design (Four Repetitions)
IARC 586 Furniture Design
IARC 587 Working Drawings
IARC 588 Interior Design Comprehensive Project I
IARC 589 Interior Design Comprehensive Project II
Graduate Specializations and Certificates
Master of interior architecture students may add a graduate specialization or certificate to their degree if they wish, though this is completely optional.
Further details on completing graduate specializations and certificates are available with the departmental academic advisor.