Interested in applying?

We look forward to having you join our exciting program! Anyone, from freshmen applicants, to students with AA degrees, to students who have baccalaureate degrees in any field can enter the Master of Interior Architecture program.

Here is how to apply:

GRADUATE APPLICANTS

  • Three-Year Track: Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees in non-architectural design fields.
  • Two-Year Track: Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Landscape architecture.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design: For FIU students in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Landscape Architecture who are interested in designing interiors for the cruise ship and Yacht design industry.

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-7500.

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QUESTIONS:
Mayra Ortega
School of Architecture Admissions and Recruitment
maortega@fiu.edu
305-348-4884

Three-Year TrackTwo-Year TrackCSSY Design Certificate

Candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree in any discipline are eligible for the Master of Interior Architecture 3-Year Track.

Please note that the 3-year track starts in the Summer B semester (late June). All 3-year track candidates should apply for the Summer Semester. Depending on the candidate’s background, the Department may require 3-year track students to take additional leveling courses before beginning studio in the Fall Semester.

Total number of required graduate credits: 87 credit hours

Total average number of leveling course credits: 9 credit hours

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Application to the MIA 3-year track begins with an online application to the University Graduate School. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree. The GRE exam is not required. Please review the Graduate School website, as well as, the link below for assistance with this portion of the process. GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2 –Submit portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department through the Get Acceptd website.

A portfolio MUST contain:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement describing the candidate’s intentions, aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • A copy of the candidate’s most current transcript.
  • Examples of creative work (painting, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, mixed media, videos, or graphics design).

A portfolio MAY also contain:

  • Studies of buildings that demonstrate your analytical ability.

Note: We do not expect or want to see interior design work or construction documents in these portfolios.

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

QUESTIONS:
Mayra Ortega
School of Architecture Admissions and Recruitment
maortega@fiu.edu
305-348-4884

Candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Landscape Architecture are eligible for the Master of Interior Architecture 2-Year Track.

Please note that the 2-year track starts in the Summer B semester (late June). All 2-year track candidates should apply for the Summer Semester.

Total Credits: 63 Credit hours

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Apply to the MIA 2-year track beginning with an online application to the University Graduate School. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree. The GRE exam is not required. Please review the Graduate School website, as well as, the link below for assistance with this portion of the process. GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2 – Submit a portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department through the Get Acceptd website.

A portfolio MUST contain:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a  professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • A copy of your most current transcript.
  • Selection of your design and or architecture projects produced in studio over the last 3 years.

A portfolio MAY contain:

  • Examples of recent art projects completed by the candidate. (Please explain what your role was in the work.)
  • Studies of buildings that demonstrate the candidate’s analytical ability.
  • Note: We do not expect or want to see construction documents in these portfolios.

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

QUESTIONS:
Mayra Ortega
School of Architecture Admissions and Recruitment
maortega@fiu.edu
305-348-4884

The Interior Architecture Department offers a unique curriculum that prepares designers for the specific issues associated with designing cruise ship and yacht interiors. This is the nation’s only formal educational initiative that prepares interior designers to work in the cruise ship and yacht industry. The certificate program involves international workshops with designers from overseas venues. Enrollment in the certificate program offers FIU students the opportunity to form specialized knowledge in this area of design prior to graduation with their Master of Interior Architecture degree.

“The Certificate in Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Interior Design program utilizes partnerships between FIU and design departments of major cruise lines to offer interior design graduate students the opportunity to train for careers in this exciting industry.”

Earning the cruise ship certificate provides students who are enrolled in the FIU’s Master of Interior Architecture program a unique opportunity to learn design for this special industry. The program involves 15 credit hours of courses: two specialized sixteen-week studio courses (which include international workshops here in Miami and in Europe); plus an industry specific internship course coordinated through FIU’s interior Architecture Program.

Program Requirements
The certificate program consists of 15 credit hours of courses currently embedded within the existing Master of Interior Design curriculum: two specialized sixteen-week studio courses; plus an industry specific internship course coordinated through FIU’s interior design program.

IND 6257C Graduate Design 3 – 6 credit hours

IND 6258C Graduate Design 4 – 6 credit hours

IND 5948 Interior Architecture Graduate Internship – 3 credit hours

Program Application
Entrance into the program is limited to students in 5-year track, the 3-year track, or the 2-year track of the Master of Interior Architecture program. MIA students entering their fourth year of the MIA curriculum who have earned a 3.0 or better grade point average in the graduate program are eligible to apply. All applicants should access the appropriate application through the University Graduate School website, at: http://gradschool.fiu.edu/index.shtml. The application is in paper form and must be completed by the student and delivered to Graduate Admissions in PC 230. At the conclusion of the certificate program, students will be issued a Certificate of Cruise Ship and Super Yacht Design from Florida International University.

QUESTIONS:
Mayra Ortega
School of Architecture Admissions and Recruitment
maortega@fiu.edu
305-348-4884