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Online Master of Interior Architecture

The Online Master of Interior Architecture is a professional degree (M. INT. ARCH.) offered collaboratively between UCLA Extension and Cal Poly Pomona. The primary goal of the Master’s Program is to provide an opportunity for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to pursue a rigorous program of part time study that prepares them to enter the field of interior design incorporating the highest standards of professional practice. The program particularly serves career-change students seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming interior design professionals. 

Mission

As a unique collaboration between two highly regarded public institutions, the Online Master of Interior Architecture Program has a focused mission to provide a diverse population of students with a world-class education that frames interior design as a social art with the power to promote equity and inclusion, to foster sustainability and to enhance the esthetic dimension of human experience.

Vision

We contribute to making a positive difference in the world by inspiring students, who are often career changers, to fulfill lifelong dreams of becoming design professionals driven by a desire to provide a meaningful service to society.

Educational Philosophy

Our philosophy is embodied in the belief that students learn best from those who are actively engaged in building a better world. Our instructors are all practicing professionals who transfer the immediacy of their current practices directly into the learning experience. Moreover, Southern California’s legacy of innovative design makes it an ideal environment in which to cultivate the next generation of designers as critical, flexible, intuitive, rigorous, collaborative, analytical, and playful agents of change. They should be ready to challenge conventions when it provides tangible benefits to a project, and also know how to work within rules and requirements to accomplish a client’s goals. They should be passionate advocates for sustainable technologies and powerful communicators of their own ideas. In a broad sense, they should be committed to improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.  Above all, they need to be dedicated to an ongoing pursuit of lifelong learning and the furthering of creative excellence in the field.

Goals

The primary goal for the Master of Interior Architecture program is to provide an opportunity for individuals, with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, to pursue a rigorous program of full-time or part-time study that prepares them to enter the field of interior design, incorporating the highest standards of professional practice. The knowledge and skillsets imparted to students will enable them to stand out in the workplace and to take on leadership roles in an increasingly competitive industry. As students progress through the required sequence of classes, they will learn to:

  • Explore the history of ideas, methods, and styles of design
  • Engage in critical thinking
  • Generate imaginative solutions that challenge conventions
  • Enhance experiential qualities of the physical environment
  • Evaluate and respond to multiple sets of user needs
  • Implement strategies of sustainability
  • Assimilate methods of professional practice
  • Employ cutting-edge digital technologies
  • Collaborate with others in the problem-solving process
  • Communicate with clarity and passion
  • Contribute in a meaningful way to the community

Facts And Figures

Students can begin the program in the Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter. The following retention and attrition rates are for Master of Interior Architecture students who began the program per calendar year. 

Year
Started

Retention Rate

Attrition Rate

2016

85.3%

14.7%

2017

84.6%

15.4%

2018

92.1%

7.9%

2019

87.5%

12.5%

 

Since students can elect to take the Master of Interior Architecture program on a full- or part-time basis, the length of the program will vary from student to student. The following graduation rates are for Master of Interior Architecture students who began the program per calendar year. 

Year
Started

Two-Year
Graduation Rate

Three-Year
Graduation Rate

2015

76.8%

89.3%

2016

71.8%

82.1%

2017

81.6%

92.1%

2018

75.0%

87.5%

Master of Interior Architecture students employed within 180 days of program completion: 84.8%. Of these, 92.9% were in discipline-related jobs, and 7.1% in non-discipline-related jobs.



The following are acceptance rates for the Master of Interior Architecture degree program. Students who apply to this graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Year

Acceptance Rate

2014

87%

2015

82.4%

2016

90.2%

2017

87.7%

2018

90.2%

2019

90.0%

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For more information on these classes, please contact:

UCLA Extension  
Architecture and Interior Design Program  
10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1600 
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 825-9061
Email: ARC_ID@uclaextension.edu

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