INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM
The Master of Science program in Interior Architecture provides opportunities for students to undertake advanced research and design investigations on topics related to architectural interiors, and to develop specialization in selected areas of individual interest. Students can select a field of study that matches with current IARc faculty's area of research or choose one of the existing graduate concentrations offered by the department: Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, and Interior Product Design. In collaboration with the History Department, the department also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation. For more information, visit the links below:
A written thesis and at least two or three interior architecture studios are required of all IARc graduate students. Thesis topics and studio investigations are self-directed, guided by the faculty, and tailored to the individual interests of the student. Special attention may be directed toward problems of adaptive use of existing structures, the preservation and restoration of buildings and neighborhoods, museum studies, exhibit design, design for special populations, interior product design, digital modeling and imaging, design technology, lighting, sustainability, healthcare, history and theory. Some theses incorporate a design component. For a list of IARc thesis titles, click here.