MFA in Interior Design Curriculum

About the Curriculum 

The 66 credit program is designed to be completed in 10 terms / 37.5 months and must not exceed 75 months. Students who show documentation of prior experience in interior design may have the opportunity for proficiency credits. All students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Transfer Credit Policy

Entering graduate students can transfer up to 3 credits of advanced, post-undergraduate level studio or technical-based electives from an accredited institution. 

All transfer credits are evaluated and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and the appropriate Graduate Program Manager. All transfer credits must be a B level or higher. Coursework from Moore’s BFA program, Post-Baccalaureate program, and Continuing Education program are not eligible for transfer.

Transfer credits are not accepted after a student matriculates. The Graduate Interior Design Program does not admit non-matriculating students.

Summer 6-Week Intensives

IDGR600AArchitectural Drafting1.5
IDGR600BDesign Fundamentals1.5

1st Year

Fall 1

IDGR600Foundation Studio I3.0
IDGR601Perspective Drawing/Rendering1.5
IDGR606BLColor Theory & Application1.5
IDGR622History of Interiors I1.5

Spring 1

IDGR605Foundation Studio II3.0
IDGR607Digital Representation I3.0
IDGR623History of Interiors II1.5

Summer 1

IDGR635Lighting Design3.0
IDGR612Digital Representation II1.5
IDGR630Construction I1.5

TOTAL: including intensives24.0 


2nd Year

Fall II

IDGR610Content Studio I3.0
IDGR637Interior Materials and Finishes1.5
IDGR641OLEnvironmental Theory1.5

Elective 11.5

Spring II

IDGR615Content Studio II3.0
IDGR631Construction II3.0
IDGR647OLBuilding Codes1.5

Summer II

IDGR625Working Drawings & Details I  3.0
IDGR627Professional Development1.5

Elective 21.5


3rd Year 

Fall III

IDGR620Content Studio III 3.0
IDGR643Design Specialty Research1.5
IDGR658OLProfessional Practice1.5

Elective 31.5

Spring III

IDGR612Working Drawings and Details II1.5
IDGR654Directed Research3.0

Summer III


Elective 41.5

TOTAL 21.0