The Master of Fine Arts degree is for you if you possess an Undergraduate Degree in Interior Design or Architecture and wish to teach interior design at the college or university level OR seek professional career enhancement that includes foundation skills in conducting evidence-based design in interior design practice. Evidence-based design involves design practitioners in conducting research to help them create more effective design project solutions and justify these choices to clients.
The Master of Fine Arts program consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours including a minimum of six (6) hours of thesis or thesis project. In order to maintain close faculty supervision, only a limited number of candidates are accepted into the MFA program and final determination is made by the faculty Graduate Program Committee. The MFA degree is considered a terminal degree credential by many academic institutions. The program of studies provides many options for elective courses. You can apply these to FSU certificate programs in higher education teaching, project management, museum studies, entrepreneurship or others. Optional internships are highly recommended. You exit the program with a portfolio of work suitable for career interviews.
It is possible to begin study as a First Professional student, then, if accepted by faculty, transfer to the Master of Fine Arts program for advanced study.
See the main graduate page for links to the MFA program of studies.
View a list of FSU graduates in university teaching and professional practice positions.
Admission to the Masters degree programs is based on University requirements as defined in the Graduate Degree Requirements section of the FSU Graduate Bulletin as well as those of the Interior Design Department.
The Department requires the following items in order to be considered for the program. These are submitted to FSU through the FSU online admissions procedure.
Dr. Jill Pable
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Interior Design
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-1231
Digital portfolios should be sent via the website: https://www.hightail.com/u/JillPable
The deadline for submittal of an application is July 1st of every year for start of study in the fall semester.