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 an interior architecture/design or architecture 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.
Students in this program are placed in Interior Design topical studios and coursework depending on transfer analysis.
This program is two years long, begins in the fall, 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, track II students can customize their experience through studio choices offered each term or by enrolling in a wide variety of advanced electives, special studies, 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 (87 Credits)
In addition to the general Division of Graduate Studies requirements as listed in the UO Catalog, track II students must fulfill the same professional curriculum requirements of the track I program, but are admitted with advanced standing in studio and subject-area courses. The extent of this advanced standing is determined in consultation with the student’s academic advisor before beginning the program. Students can transfer up to 36 credits of design (up to four studios; excluding IARC 588 and IARC 589) and up to 50 credits of subject-area courses. Students will be notified of their course requirements after transcript evaluations have been completed.
Professional Coursework Requirements (minimum 47 credits)
Media and Process Skills
ARCH 611 Graduate Design Process
ARCH 610 Introduction to Architectural Computing
ARCH 523 Media for Design Development
IARC 545 Comprehensive Project Preparation
IARC 547 Color Theory and Application of the Built Environment
ARCH 540 Human Context of Design
ARCH 550: Spatial Composition
IARC 544 Furniture: Theory and Analysis
ARCH 570 Building Construction
IARC 571 Interior Construction Elements
ARCH 592 Environmental Control Systems II
IARC 572 Interior Finishes and Design Application
IARC 592 Electric Lighting
IARC 573 Working Drawings in Interior Architecture
ARCH 517 Context of the Architecture Profession
5 Course Minimum
ARCH 610 Global Modern Architecture
ARH 574 History of Interior Architecture I
ARH 575 History of Interior Architecture II
ARH 576 History of Interior Architecture III
Subject Area Electives
Includes 6 Credits of Seminar
Interior Architecture Design Studio Requirements (minimum 40 credits)
IARC 584 Interior Design (Two Terms)
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.