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The Department of Interior Architecture & Design offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. Students focus on design theory, history, and technical skills, along with studio classes addressing residential and commercial spaces. The curriculum prepares students to work in interior design firms or as interior designers in architecture firms –as well as in a number of other design related settings. In 2015, Design Intelligence ranked the FSU Interior Architecture & Design undergraduate program as the second most admired in the nation by deans and chairs, while the graduate program was ranked number one for the third year in a row. The Undergraduate Program has been fully accredited since 1975 by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Both the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Undergraduate Program

The Department of Interior Architecture and Design offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees. Both degree programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The Department of Interior Architecture and Design does not offer a minor, although several courses may be taken by non-majors. Contact Dr. Lena McLane for more information about classes for non-majors at ymclane@fsu.edu.

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The Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Interior Design offers the Master of Science Advanced ProfessionalMaster of Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees that prepare you for design practice or a career in teaching and research. All degrees help prepare you to take the NCIDQ certification exam after required practice experience is completed. The Graduate Program includes the Master of Science First Professional degree for those candidates without an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture. This program fully prepares candidates to enter the profession and, after practicing the required hours, sit for the NCIDQ exam required for licensing in many states. The Master of Science Advanced Professional, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees are available for candidates already holding a bachelors degree in interior design or other related and approved design discipline. Our MFA program is especially responsive to those graduate students wishing to enter the field of design education.

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