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 Associate Dean 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

IDGR600A Architectural Drafting 1.5
IDGR600B Design Fundamentals 1.5

1st Year


Fall 1
IDGR600 Foundation Studio I 3.0
IDGR601 Perspective Drawing/Rendering 1.5
IDGR606BL Color Theory & Application 1.5
IDGR622 History of Interiors I 1.5
Spring 1
IDGR605BL Foundation Studio II 3.0
IDGR607 Digital Representation I 3.0
IDGR623OL History of Interiors II 1.5
Summer 1
IDGR635 Lighting Design 3.0
IDGR612 Digital Representation II 1.5
IDGR630 Construction I 1.5
  TOTAL: including intensives 24.0 

2nd Year


Fall II
IDGR610 Content Studio I 3.0
IDGR637 Interior Materials and Finishes 1.5
IDGR641OL Environmental Theory 1.5
  Elective 1 1.5
Spring II
IDGR615 Content Studio II 3.0
IDGR631BL Construction II 3.0
IDGR647OL Building Codes 1.5
Summer II
IDGR625 Working Drawings & Details I   3.0
IDGR627 Professional Development 1.5
  Elective 2 1.5
  TOTAL 21.0

3rd Year 


Fall III
IDGR620 Content Studio III  3.0
IDGR643 Design Specialty Research 1.5
IDGR658OL Professional Practice 1.5
  Elective 3 1.5
Spring III
IDGR612 Working Drawings and Details II 1.5
IDGR650 Internship 3.0
IDGR654 Directed Research 3.0
Summer III
IDGR700 Thesis 4.5
  Elective 4 1.5
  TOTAL  21.0
  TOTAL FOR DEGREE:     66.0