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Post Professional Interior Architecture Program (M.A.)

  • Program Overview

    M.A. in Interior Architecture, Post Professional Program (37 Credits)

    For creative professionals with an interior design undergraduate degree, the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (post-professional) program focuses on developing ability, knowledge, and applicability to: Global design issues, human behavior, occupant comfort, and contribution to the built environment.

    This program combines an integration of theory and practice through required coursework in interior design firm management and graduate student forums. It allows for the application of design research, theory, and technology to professional practice used to strengthen your skills in critical thinking, design mastery, evidence-based research, and visual and oral communication. 

    Program Features:

    • 37-credit program for those working in the design field
    • Personal advising
    • Networking opportunities
    • Portfolio required to apply
      • For additional information on admission requirements, please visit the "Curriculum" tab above.
    • Interior Architecture Laptop Requirement

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 31

    Required Curriculum

    • Open Elective* (Cr. 3)
    • IA 515 - Theory and Criticism (Cr: 3)
    • IA 516 - Research Methodology (Cr: 3)
    • IA 525 - Advanced Spatial Design Studio I (Cr: 4)
    • IA 526 - Advanced Spatial Design Studio II (Cr: 4)
    • IA 670 - Thesis Documentation (Cr: 2)
    • IA 671 - Master's Thesis I (Cr: 6)
    • IA 672 - Master's Thesis II (Cr: 6)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
    • Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
    • Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
    • Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
    • Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
    • Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from Endicott College means you will have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you are finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you will find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, dedicated faculty and staff are here to prepare you for your next step.

    Recent Internships & Job Sites

    • Stantec
    • Gensler
    • Perkins + Will
    • Elkus Manfredi Architects
    • Tsoi Kobus Design
    • Nelson
    • Siemasko & Verbridge
    • ARC 
    • Dyer Brown
    • SMMA
    • LWA
    • Institute of Human-Centered Design
    • Whitlock Design Group
    • Knoll
    • Visnick & Caulfield
    • Fresenius Medical 
    • Steffian Bradley Architects
    • Lavelle Brensinger Architects
    • Beige and Bleu*
    • North Folk Design*

    *Alumni Owned Firm

Accreditations

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).