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Academy of Art University Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture & Design
Academy of Art University

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture & Design

San Francisco, USA

6 Semesters


Full time

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Jun 2024

USD 1,276 *

Distance learning, On-Campus

* per unit for international students | $1,218 per unit for domestic students. Additional fees apply


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The MFA program focuses on advanced techniques and the theory of interior architecture and design. The curriculum—designed and taught by industry professionals—focuses on research, concept and design development, traditional and digital media, innovative ideas, and global issues.

The interior design program leading to the Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in Interior Architecture & Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in Interior Architecture & Design granted by Academy of Art University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

Unit Requirements

Degree Requirements

MFA Interior Architecture & Design Degree Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Final Thesis Project
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units
  • A minimum of thirty semester credits of college-level liberal arts and sciences (general education) must be completed
    (NOTE: this will include credits earned from the student’s bachelor degree)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic Study requirements:
    • 1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic course
    • 1 Cross-Cultural Understanding course

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