Master of Interior Architecture Track II

Degree Requirements | Required Courses | Graduate Specializations and Certificates


Degree Overview

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 Graduate School 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.


Required Courses

Professional Coursework Requirements (minimum 47 credits)

Media and Process Skills

 

ARCH 611 Graduate Design Process

3 Credits

ARCH 610 Introduction to Architectural Computing

2 Credits

Intermediate Media

 

ARCH 523 Media for Design Development

3 Credits

Design Arts

 

IARC 545 Comprehensive Project Preparation

3 Credits

IARC 547 Color Theory and Application of the Built Environment

3 Credits

ARCH 540 Human Context of Design

4 Credits

ARCH 550: Spatial Composition

4 Credits

Furniture

 

IARC 544 Furniture: Theory and Analysis

3 Credits

Design Technology

 

ARCH 570 Building Construction

4 Credits

IARC 571 Interior Construction Elements

4 Credits

ARCH 592 Environmental Control Systems II

4 Credits

IARC 572 Interior Finishes and Design Application

3 Credits

IARC 592 Electric Lighting

3 Credits

IARC 573 Working Drawings in Interior Architecture

4 Credits

Professional Practice

 

ARCH 517 Context of the Architecture Profession

4 Credits

Architectural History

5 Course Minimum

ARCH 610 Global Modern Architecture

4 Credits

ARH 574 History of Interior Architecture I

3 Credits

ARH 575 History of Interior Architecture II

3 Credits

ARH 576 History of Interior Architecture III

3 Credits

Subject Area Electives

Includes 6 Credits of Seminar

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Interior Architecture Design Studio Requirements (minimum 40 credits)

IARC 584 Interior Design (Two Terms)

12 Credits (2 Terms x 6 Credits)

IARC 586 Furniture Design

6 Credits

IARC 587 Working Drawings

6 Credits

IARC 588 Interior Design Comprehensive Project I

8 Credits

IARC 589 Interior Design Comprehensive Project II

8 Credits


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.

Graduate Specializations

Graduate Certificates

Further details on completing graduate specializations and certificates are available with the departmental academic advisor.

 

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