Program Director, M.F.A. in Design, Interior environments
Interior environments – professional entry-level track
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The professional entry-level track is a 60-72 credit program for second-degree seekers who have a proven record of academic excellence in a field other than architecture or interior design and are interested in pursuing a career in interior design. The structure of the track echoes the B.F.A. in Interior Design program in content, but advances the student at a very accelerated rate during the first year and summer, bringing students parallel with the curriculum of the postprofessional track by the second year.
The curriculum is highly sequenced and students are admitted to the program for the fall semester only. All incoming students are required to take part in an intensive workshop in the summer that introduces and develops drawing, presentation skills and an understanding of two- and three-dimensional design methods. Students must successfully pass the workshop with a grade of B or better to begin the professional entry level track. Applicants who have an art or design background are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio for review with their application. PowerPoint is the preferred format for the portfolio. Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendation and a three-to-five page writing sample.