Miami Interior Design BFA Degree
Give me some space, and I'll show you what I can do.
You’re not the only person who has a knack for re-imagining the look of a room, and office, or even an entire building interior. For you though, it goes much deeper. You think about how a space connects to the people who use it—and to the environment. If you’re ready to go all-in and make a career out of it, our Miami Interior Design programs, including our accredited Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, are the place to start. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the technical and creative skills to design interior spaces that meet demanding requirements—not just aesthetically, but in terms of safety, accessibility, and sustainability. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll take total commitment. But it could add up to a career doing what you love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.
It's time to take the next step.
Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at The Art Institutes system of schools is a serious accomplishment. Managing to meet the demands of the profession, project after project, is a remarkable achievement. But there’s still room to take it up a notch. In the Interior Design Master of Fine Arts degree program you’ll dive deep into a specific area of the discipline and help add to the body of knowledge in the field. With your graduate degree, you can enhance the career you have, or begin a new career as an educator helping others launch their own future in interior design.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
If it was easy, anybody could do it.
You have a unique vision—and a strong passion—for designing the spaces where people live and work. Our program is all about turning that passion and vision into a career that's both challenging and rewarding. You'll have the opportunity to learn to design attractive environments that are safe, accessible, and sustainable, while meeting today’s demanding technical requirements and regulations. We’ll start by guiding you through basics like perspective, proportion, color, drafting, and rendering. Then you can to build skills in areas from textiles, furnishings, and lighting to traditional and computerized design and computer-aided drafting. You’ll explore residential, commercial, institutional, and office design with courses in materials and specifications, building and safety codes, sustainable building principles and practices, environmental design, and human factors.
What Will I Study?
I know what I want. Now show me what I need.
Creating living and working spaces isn’t just about color, light, and materials. It’s about building codes, accessibility, and sustainability. In a rigorous, all-encompassing Interior Design curriculum developed by industry and education innovators to deliver the right balance, you'll study:
- Sketching and Ideation
- Observation Drawings
- Fundamental Basic Design
- Digital Modeling (BIM & 3D Studio Max)
- Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Space Planning
- Interior Architectural Systems
- Residential Design
- Commercial Design (Retail & Office Design)
- Institutional Design (Health Care Design)
- Materials and Specifications
- Building and Safety Codes
- Environmental & Sustainable Design
- Human Factors (Barrier-Free Designs)
- Construction Documentations
- History of Architecture, Interiors and Furniture
I'm looking for my proving ground.
At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. We know that a creative career isn’t for everyone. It’s only for those who have the confidence and tenacity to make the leap from passion to profession. Our Interior Design degree program reflects the real world and all its challenges. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But you’ll have the support you need to make your creativity marketable. We’ll provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
I'm challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life. Marlon Munoz
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Miami International University of Art & Design, 2008