Program Details

The two-year, 60-credit Master of Arts curriculum offers study in both residential and commercial interior design.
Washington, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Interior Design

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Arts in Interior Design is for those who wish to achieve expertise in this broad-based and management-oriented profession, studying design, code compliance and sustainability practices. The program prepares students who are equally well-versed in history and theory of design and in design studio skills. The faculty is comprised of working architects and designers, and small class sizes allow for a personalized studio environment. Through a combination of elective and specialized courses such as Selected Topics in Design and Speculative Studies, students concentrate in focused areas of their choosing. Previous areas of interest have included green design, historic preservation, space planning, project management, digital rendering, hotel and restaurant design, and exhibition design. Known for fascinating academic study abroad programs, the Corcoran has an international focus. Students are encouraged to study abroad and take advantage of many international opportunities, earning course credit in France, Germany, Denmark, Scotland, Mexico, Greece, and India. Equipped with a strong background in design and firm grasp of art history, graduates of the program are well qualified for many possible career paths in the design field. Alumni are currently working at architectural, interior design and textile design firms, as well as residential design, project management, exhibition design firms and cultural institutions.

Additional Program Information

The Corcoran College of Art + Design, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Financial Aid:
Completed Application Form with Non-refundable application Fee of $75; Official copies of College transcripts; Design Portfolio (optional, for students seeking direct admission without prerequisites); Current Resume; Statement of Intent; Two Letters of Recommendation; Writing Sample or Excerpt, 3-5 pages (optional); Interview with program Director (may be required)
International Requirements:
Please contact the Office of Admissions for application requirements as an international student.