Graduate Interior Design

Mission Statement

The program prepares students to engage in critical inquiry through theoretical and applied research, establishing them as innovators and leaders in the field of interior design. The curriculum addresses emerging and innovative technologies, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainable practices, and issues of ethical and social responsibility pointing to the larger potentials of professional practice, and design education affecting the built environment.

Irina Schneid - Impact Workshop
IIDA Impact Stipend Award
Link to project information

Interior Provocations 
Book Link

Interior Design Awards - Tak Ying Chan - Image Link
Award Link

Learning Outcomes


  1. Students are able to demonstrate a comprehensive level of problem-solving in the design of interior environments augmented by rigorous research and analysis.

  2. Students are able to research, analyze, and integrate the innovative application of light, color, and materiality as essential design elements and principles.

  3. Students are able to demonstrate proficiency in digital technologies and analog processes to effectively communicate their ideas visually.

  4. Students are able to use articulate verbal communication, both written and oral, to effectively develop and convey their ideas.

  5. Students are able to demonstrate comprehension of diversity, equity, cultural and social issues affecting the design discipline and practice in order to connect interior design to larger concerns of inhabitation, human behavior, and society.

  6. Students are able to integrate knowledge of regulations and guidelines related to construction, products, and materials.

  7. Students are able to develop and integrate an understanding of sustainable environmental quality and research of sustainable materials in relation to the interior.

  8. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of emerging technologies within the discipline and the built environment.

  9. Students are able to critically apply knowledge and skills culminating in a comprehensive body of work that is rigorous in both conception and execution.


Interior Provocations
Registration Link

Obsidian House Roundtable


She Builds Waves

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