Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Visual and Performing Arts - Graduate Programs


Programs

Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture First Professional Degree (Master of Arts)
Interior Architecture Post Professional Degree (Master of Arts)
Interior Architecture - Fifth Year (Master of Arts)
 


Interior Architecture - First Professional Degree (Master of Arts)


The Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (M.A. in I.A.) is designed for students to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design, and construction of complex interior environments. The Master of Arts in Interior Architecture program model integrates theory and practice.

First Professional Degree: M.A. in Interior Architecture First Professional Degree is an 87 credit, two year program, full time, designed to provide students holding an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field with expertise in design research, analysis and design of complex interior environments.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 87


Open Elective


*Students may choose elective from both undergraduate or graduate course offerings with approval of their advisor. No core IA BFA studios may be used as electives. 

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
  • Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
  • Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
  • Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
  • Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
  • Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth
 

Interior Architecture - Post Professional Degree (Master of Arts)


The Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (M.A. in I.A.) is designed for students to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design, and construction of complex interior environments. The Master of Arts in Interior Architecture program model integrates theory and practice.

Post Professional Degree: M.A. in Interior Architecture Post Professional is a 31 credit, one year program, full time, designed to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design and construction of complex interior environments within the profession.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 31


Open Elective


*Elective: Students may choose elective from both undergraduate or graduate course offerings with approval of their advisor. No core IA BFA studios may be used as electives. 

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
  • Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
  • Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
  • Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
  • Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
  • Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth
 

Interior Architecture - Fifth Year (Master of Arts)


A student who completes the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture program at Endicott College may earn a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture in one academic year to advance a career in the field or teach.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 31


Open Elective


*Elective: Students may choose elective from both undergraduate or graduate course offerings with approval of their advisor. No core IA BFA studios may be used as electives. 

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will: 

  • Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
  • Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
  • Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
  • Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
  • Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
  • Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth

Accreditations


The Graduate Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).