Let Your Creativity Shine With Our Architecture + Interior Design Degree Program 

Prepare to become a creative, ethically responsible, and proficient interior architect or designer. 

At Marymount University, our interior architecture + design degree program combines a liberal arts education with a broad-based understanding of human needs within the built environment. Throughout your architecture and interior design courses, you’ll be introduced to aesthetic theory, architectural principles, human behavior concepts, technology, business practices and sustainable design, and more.  

Through our interior architecture + design degree requirements, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills—and develop your own comprehensive design processes—to succeed as a proficient practitioner within careers throughout industry.  

An accredited program that sets you up for success 

The interior design program leading to the BA in Interior Architecture + Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. 

Marymount’s 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 BA in Interior Architecture + Design granted by Marymount University 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: www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements 

Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design + Architecture Program Highlights

At Marymount, our architecture and interior design courses help you gain the tools and techniques you need to find success in the field. You’ll learn with purpose as you benefit from:  

  • Hands-on experiences with workplace software and programs 

When you’re thinking about the question, “What can you do with a degree in interior design and architecture?”, you want to gain experience with equipment you’ll use in the field. At Marymount, you’ll gain design acumen, but you’ll also learn how to use industry software such as Revit Architecture, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printers and laser engravers, and more.  

  • Architecture and interior design internships 

Every student in the program takes an architecture or design internships at firms in the Washington, D.C., area. These are great opportunities to put your learning into action. 

  • An ideal location in the industry 

Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree in interior design + architecture has nearly five decades’ worth of graduates in the D.C. area, and many are hiring partners at firms both big and small. If you want to stay in the D.C. area upon graduation, know that we have a deep—and local—alumni network that is ready to help you with internships, jobs prospects, and professional advice. 

  • Financial support during your studies 

Many of our undergraduate interior design and architecture students receive scholarships, and there is the opportunity to receive funds from local industry chapters. Our team will help you to make your investment in your future as cost-effective as possible.  

  • Our designation as a STEM degree 

International students enrolled in architecture and interior design courses can apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion Optional Practice Training (OPT) for a total of 36 months. Our Office of International Students and Scholars Services can provide you with support as you navigate this process.  

What Can You Do With a Degree in Interior Design + Architecture? 

From careers in interior, furniture, and textile design to architectural technology and property management, Marymount bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture graduates have countless career options in the D.C. area and beyond. Our graduates are frequently hired by top firms in the country. 

Interior Architecture and Design careers 

So, what can you do with a degree in interior design and architecture? Marymount graduates go on to pursue advanced training and are also working at top interiors and architecture firms such as: 

  • AECOM 
  • Gensler 
  • HOK 
  • IA Interior Architects 
  • Perkins Eastman 
  • Smith Group 

What You Will Study in Architecture + Interior Design Courses

At Marymount, we take an interdisciplinary approach to interior design and architecture—establishing a foundation for your lifelong learning. After taking a few broad-based liberal arts courses, you’ll get to work on your interior architecture + design degree requirements with classes such as: 

  • Business Procedures 
  • Construction Documents 
  • Freehand Drafting 
  • Lighting Design 
  • Textiles and Finish Materials 
  • User Centered Design 

You’ll pursue additional answers to the question, “What can you do with a degree in interior design and architecture?” as you complete design internships, a senior capstone, and an immersive research opportunity. Through your interior architecture + design courses, as well as your hands-on learning experiences, you’ll be prepared for wherever your career takes you.

View our course descriptions here.

Interior Architecture + Design Faculty

When you’re pursuing Marymount’s interior architecture + interior design courses, you’ll be learning alongside trained interior architects and designers who are experts in almost every area of the field. Their areas of expertise include brand design, health care, hospitality, and residential design, and technology. 

View our faculty here.

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