Department of Interior Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street - PCA 277B Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-6914 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: zhirlema@fiu.edu

Admissions

Admissions 2017-01-10T17:43:58+00:00

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:

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

  • Freshman: High school students wishing to apply to the five year accelerated Master of Interior Architecture program.
  • Transfer Students: Community College students with AA degrees in Interior Architecture who wish to apply to the Master of Interior Architecture program.

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

 

FreshmanTransfer StudentsCSSY Design Certificate

The Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture is a professional 5-year curriculum accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation.

The Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program provides a seamless course of study leading from undergraduate freshman year to the conferral of the Professional Master of Interior Architecture degree. This 5-year track is for students wishing to enter the program directly from high school. During the first two years, interior architecture students complete a Pre-Graduate Foundation in Design curriculum composed of professional core, and of general education course work. Successful students from Pre-Graduate Foundations in Design then matriculate into the final three years of the Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture program.

  • Total Undergraduate Credits           73
  • Total Graduate Degree Credits       84
  • Total Credits to AccMIA                 157

A transition from undergraduate to graduate standing occurs at the end of the fourth year Spring semester after the completion of 120 credits. Students must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. A Bachelor’s degree is not awarded at any point in the program.

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Admission to the Master of Interior Architecture program begins with an online application with FIU’s Admissions Office. Please review the Admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines. UNDERGRADUATE CHECKLIST

*Recommended*
Step 2 – In order to strengthen your application, the Interior Architecture Department recommends that you submit a portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review through the Get Acceptd website.

Portfolio content suggestions:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • Drawings of a chair or chairs, a drawing of a bicycle or bicycles, and a drawing of shoes or group of shoes.
  • Examples of recent artwork.

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

Applicants who possess an AA degree in Interior Design or Architecture, may also apply for the Master of Interior Architecture degree program. These candidates apply to the Master of Interior Architecture and, if accepted, transfer into the third year of the program. Successful completion of the required 84 credit hours of graduate level course work earns a Master of Interior Architecture degree. The course of study usually takes three to four years to complete, depending on the track that is selected.

Please note that, if admitted, transfer students begin graduate coursework in the Summer B semester.  Students who are unable to begin Summer B or who have not completed Pre-Graduate Foundation courses may not begin the studio sequence until completed. Click here to view the Design pre-requisite courses.

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Application into the MIA program begins with an online application with the FIU Undergraduate Admissions office. Please review the admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines. UNDERGRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2 – Portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review at 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 two years.

A portfolio MAY contain:

  • Examples of recent art and/or design projects that you have completed on your own or in collaboration with others.  (Please explain what your role was in the work.)

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