Art Institutes

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.

ASID Professional Membership

The Art Institutes will pay the 1st year ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) membership and registration fees for Art institute students who graduate with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Interior Design. The ASID 1st year membership is valued at $625.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

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What Will I Study?

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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
  • Textiles
  • Lighting
  • 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.

Program Accreditation and Student Achievement Data


The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Ml, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Design granted by Miami International University of Art & Design meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:https://www.cidq.org/eliqibility-requirements.

In accordance with guidelines established by The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and CIDA, the institution collects and publishes student achievement data that addresses various aspects of program enrollment and student learning.

Student Achievement Data

 

Miami International University of Art & Design alumni Marlon Munoz 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