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Online MFA in Interior Design careers

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An online MFA in Interior Design from Brenau University can help open a variety of doors to career advancement. Complete this terminal degree to pursue teaching positions at the college level or move forward into advanced interior design practice.

  • Develop and teach an undergraduate interior design course.
  • Learn in small, flexible classes led by field-experienced faculty members.
  • Propose a concentration for a personalized degree.

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Top earning interior design careers

Interior design director $101,313 per year1

Associate professor $83,830 per year2

Senior interior designer $72,709 per year3

Assistant professor $72,390 per year2

An MFA that’s personalized to your goals

Brenau’s online MFA in Interior Design prepares graduates for the next step in their careers through hands-on learning experiences curated to each student’s needs. You’ll conduct research, complete a thesis, and lead an undergraduate interior design course in this flexible program built by industry experts.

Propose your own area of concentration to earn a degree that’s fully personalized to meet your needs, and graduate in just two years ready to pursue a career in advanced practice or higher education. From here, you can.

Program outcomes and skills acquired

What you’ll learn

In Brenau’s online MFA in Interior Design program, you will:

Skills you’ll gain

  • Classroom preparation
  • Critical thinking
  • Course development
  • Online assessment
  • Online instruction
  • Oral communication
  • Research methods
  • Written communication
  • Visual literacy

Support beyond graduation

At Brenau University, support doesn’t end at graduation. We’re here to ensure you have what you need to launch or advance in your career. From writing your resume to negotiating your salary, we support you every step of the way. Here are a few examples of career support you can expect as a Brenau student or alumnus.

Career services

Brenau University Career Services empowers you to pursue your ideal career with resume critiques, mock interviews, salary negotiation guidance and more. Contact us to take advantage of these services.

Professional development

The College provides in-person and virtual professional development sessions that cover career-related topics and assist students with their job searches.

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  3. Payscale. “Average Senior Interior Designer Salary.” Retrieved April 13, 2023, from
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Postsecondary Teachers.” Oct. 4, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2023, from
  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Arts and Design Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2023, from