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First Professional Degree

Program Requirements

The M. Wilhelmina Boldt Interior Design Program offers two programs leading to a Master of Arts in interior design. The first professional degree is for those with a baccalaureate degree not in interior design or architecture. Students are subject to graduate student academic policies and procedures as stated in this catalog while taking the undergraduate leveling courses.

Year 1 – Fall

  • FA 104 Color Theory
  • ID 121 Freehand Drafting
  • ID 500 Practice, Theory and Research
  • ID 501 Graduate Studio I

Year 1 – Spring

  • FA 201 Introduction to Art History: Ancient to Medieval or FA 202 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to Modern or FA 300-level art history course
  • ID 122 Sketching and Rendering
  • ID 223 Presentation Drawings
  • ID 231 Textiles and Finish Materials
  • ID 502 Graduate Studio II

Year 2 – Fall

  • ID 532 Construction and Environmental Systems
  • ID 550 History of Architecture and Interiors I
  • ID 545 Graduate Construction Documents
  • ID 605 Graduate Practice Studio I

Year 2 – Spring

  • ID 533 Illumination Systems
  • ID 551 History of Architecture and Interiors II
  • ID 606 Graduate Practice Studio II
  • ID Elective (see list below)

Year 3 - Fall

  • ID 534 Professional Practice                
  • ID 607 Graduate Practice Studio III                
  • ID 698 Thesis or Design Research I

Year 3 - Spring

  • ID 699 Thesis or Design Research II
  • ID Elective (see list below)

Interior Design Electives

During the course of study, graduate Interior Design students will complete two courses (6 credits) from the following course list: 

  • ID 512 Furniture Design Seminar
  • ID 515 Advanced Field Study and Rendering
  • ID 522 Environmental Behavior Seminary
  • ID 524 Design Methods Seminar
  • ID 525 Healthcare Seminar
  • ID 527 Ecological Interior Design
  • ID 535 Illumination and Acoustical Design Seminar
  • ID 536 Technology for Interior Design Seminar
  • ID 538 Graduate Color, Light, and Human Perception
  • ID 553 Modern Design and Architecture Seminar
  • ID 554 Historic Preservation Seminar
  • ID 558 Interior Design Study Tour 
  • ID 590 Practicum
  • ID 595 Graduate Directed Research

Interior Design Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: (800) 548-7638
 (703) 284-5901

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Interior Design (M.A.)

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