Expanding the graduate curriculum at its Barrio Logan campus, Woodbury University announced a new Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program, commencing in fall 2016.
The MIA joins the established Master of Architecture (MArch) program and the upcoming Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree in San Diego. The MIA program in Los Angeles is now in its second year.
As contemporary architectural practice continues to focus on issues of technology, technique, urbanism and other aspects of exteriority, the MIA program looks to advance the role of the human condition in the discourse, and to argue for the social, cultural, material, sensorial and communicative realms of design.
Students who possess baccalaureate degrees in any discipline can enter the Master of Interior Architecture three-year track, while students who possess baccalaureate degrees in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Environmental Arts, or Architecture are eligible to enter the Master of Interior Architecture two-year track. Both the two-year and the three-year tracks are considered terminal degrees.
Projects within a typical IA practice range from residential and commercial, to hospitality, education, institutions and healthcare. Careers vary from interior design, furniture design, lighting design, product design, stage and set design, exhibition design, game environments, and material development. The Master of Interior Architecture degree opens the way to continuing in a PhD. program, or pursuit of a career in higher education.