The Master of Science First Professional degree is for you if you possess an undergraduate degree in a field other than interior design or architecture and wish to practice interior design. This portfolio track of courses fully prepares you to enter the profession as a design practitioner and enables professional licensure in many states and Canadian provinces.
Topics include a diversity of content including technical drawing, computer-aided communication, presentation, codes, space planning, furnishings and finishes specification and business practices. An internship is a highly recommended elective, and you exit the program with a portfolio of work suitable for career interviews.
This degree provides comprehensive interior design knowledge and skills at an advanced pace appropriate for graduate student learners. The program of studies is composed of a mixture of undergraduate leveling courses that provide baseline content and skills coupled with graduate-level studios and other support courses.
You must create and present a graduating portfolio of work at the end of your studies in order to qualify for degree candidacy. First professional students also complete a significant programming document that shows their critical thinking and analysis in conjunction with a studio project.
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 Interior Design Department requires the following items in order to be considered for the program. Unless otherwise noted, these are submitted to FSU through the FSU online admissions procedure.
The deadline for submittal of an application is March 1st of every year for start of study in the summer semester. However, application submittal by February 1st is advised.
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