Woodbury’s Los Angeles-Burbank campus offers an accredited four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Architecture. The program provides students with the analytical, design, and technical skills necessary for success in the interior design professions.
Linking inside design concerns with the world outside the studio, the program explores the intersection of the built environment with society. At this crossroads, Interior Architecture promotes vibrant interior spaces infused with aesthetic and cultural relevance. Coursework combines physical, hands-on training in visual arts, product design, furniture design, and architecture with social science research and studies in the humanities. Using three-dimensional models, computer rendering, and drawing, students explore the various disciplines that collectively are Interior Architecture.
Through studio and seminar courses, students gain the expertise needed to master the essential elements of interior design: form, color, lighting, finishes, and furnishings. Training in appropriate building technology, material science, and behavioral factors gives students the skills to create spatial compositions. In a field of rapidly changing technology and ideas, the program provides students with both the professional and intellectual tools necessary to negotiate this discipline through design and cultural awareness.
The Interior Architecture department is well suited to meet the exciting challenges and opportunities of the interior design profession. Limited enrollment creates a dynamic studio. Here, students receive individualized instruction and interact with an energetic, engaged faculty representing both established and emerging voices in design education and practice. In addition, professional designers and educators from outside the department visit regularly to lecture and review student projects.
Our Interior Architecture program provides students with the knowledge required to pursue a career in interior design. Because Interior Architecture is part of the School of Architecture, it is also critically positioned as a course of study within the architecture discipline. Some architectural endeavors explored in the curriculum include the strong development of three-dimensional spatial design, inquiry into how human behavior impacts the built environment, and the art and science of constructing innovative form.
Although the practice of interior architecture, as opposed to architecture, is affiliated with certain limitations in physical scope, the designs produced by our students impact the world at large. Interior architecture is one of the most direct conduits to building conscientiously and it is a path to groundbreaking and experimental new design.
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