The Department of Interior Architecture (IARc) is a community of scholars active in design theory and practice. We transcend the accepted definitions of interior spaces, their appearances, their functions, human interactions within and outside them, and their impact on the world. Students and faculty in IARc engage in regional, national, and international design discourses, practices, and processes to unite interior spaces with enclosing architecture and the objects contained within them. Fundamental to all our work is designing and making as well as applying what we know to improve others' quality of life. Whether developing sustainable design, historic properties, or advanced digital design, students and faculty engage in award-winning interior design, visual communication, product design, and prototyping. Our community engaged work connects faculty and staff with residents, occupants, and owners of space in partnerships that benefit students and constituent groups. You can read more about the IARc Department, our Vision and Core Values here.
The Department of Interior Architecture offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interior Architecture. The BFA is a four-year professional degree and the MS is a post-professional degree with opportunities for concentrations in historic preservation, museum studies, interior product design.
IARc is a department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro