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Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Learn to develop innovative design projects to address social changes and new client needs.

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Degree Requirements

Brenau’s Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design is built for students with a background in design who want to expand their influence in the industry. Students are required to:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or a related design field
  • Form a research topic and prepare a thesis from their evidence-based research
  • Develop and teach an undergraduate-level Interior Design course

Design interiors where people want to live

As a graduate of this program, you’ll have the unique ability to contribute to the overall well-being of people as they interact with interior environments. The interior design master’s program at Brenau will guide you in understanding how today’s designers practice in the modern world. The program covers areas within design including the use of computer-aided technology, the application of more-diverse design styles and techniques and the push toward sustainability and socially responsible choices.

Interior design is an exciting industry that caters to individuals who are creative, detail-oriented and attentive. Learn to combine aesthetics, technology and the human experience as you design interior environments.

Graduates of Brenau’s master’s in interior design degree will be prepared to:

  • Teach at the college level and develop evidence-based design skills bridging practice and research
  • Research, plan, implement and assess undergraduate interior design courses
  • Gain knowledge of critical issues in design education and research

Choose Brenau for your interior design master’s degree

Our number one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and the writing center – all of which serve online students.

  • 100%

    Complete your master’s 100% online

  • 2 yrs.

    Complete your degree in two years in classes no larger than eight students

  • Top 3

    Brenau’s M.F.A. Interior Design program ranked top 3 for “Best Value Interior Design” Program in SR Education Group’s list of the 2017 Top Online Colleges


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Get where you want to be in your career with a master’s in interior design from Brenau

Potential Careers

  • University or college professor
  • Interior design consultant
  • Design researcher

National Average Salary

Interior Design Professionals $50,000
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Job Growth

Interior Design Professionals
4%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


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  • Best Value

  • $713

    Cost per credit

  • 85%

    More than 85% of Brenau students receive some sort of financial assistance


The interior design master’s curriculum at Brenau is taught by professors with real-world working experience

Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Core classes include:

  • Seminar in Design
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Teaching Theory & Learning Methods
  • Interior Design Classroom Preparation
  • Interior Design Classroom Instruction
  • Research & Design Theory

“I was a little worried about not having face-to-face contact with my instructors, but I feel like I was able to learn just as much as if I had attended an on-campus program.”

— Erica Sempler, ’15


Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brenau University.