Application deadlines for consideration into the program are:

November 15th – Spring Semester Enrollment

  • Transfer students: must meet with Department Head for portfolio review by December 1st

May 15th – Fall Semester Enrollment

  • Transfer students: must meet with Department Head for portfolio review by June 1st

Department News

More Alumni News! Lakiesha Stanley honored with IIDA Emerging Professional Award!

The Emerging Professional Award honors a junior design leader who has advanced the interior design profession through hard work and […]

ALUMNI NEWS! Hogan Honored with Virginia AIA Emerging Professional Award! Congratulations!

Hogan Honored with Virginia AIA Emerging Professional Award Quinn Evans Architect Active in Community, Profession   11.20.19 – Emily Hogan, […]

Day 2 – IDEC Midwest Regional Conference

Day 2 of the IDEC Midwest regional conference sponsored by Steelcase. Professor Maruja Torres and 1st year grad students touring […]


Jan 17, 2020 | Feb 21, 2020 | Mar 20, 2020 |
10 am-12 pm
Gatewood Lobby
Tour of Facilities
Information Session

Attention Alumni! You can now RSVP for the 3rd Annual IARc Alumni Reception by clicking on the invitation below or […]

Our IIDA student chapter got a chance to network with professionals Thursday night at Storr Office Environments in Greensboro. Steelcase […]

Attention Alumni! Friday, October 18th IARc will be hosting Alumni Night at Gatewood Studio Arts Building. Reception starts at 5:30 […]

SCALEX, a full day event designed to complement SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, is designed to bring innovative topics […]

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Undergraduate Program

Design education in IARc is centered on the studio, a physical and intellectual place where ideas are transformed into physical form that includes interior products such as furniture and larger scale interior spaces and buildings. The 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a first professional degree that prepares students to enter interior design practice although our graduates also pursue careers in product design, community-engaged or public interest design, web and graphic design, and digital fabrication. Our graduates are recognized in the field as thoughtful designers who can think and learn and do.

Graduate Program

Our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture offers students a venue for advanced investigations of the built environment in close collaboration with faculty mentors. It is designed to be both studio and research intensive. Students can tailor the curriculum to their specific interests and professional aspirations, mixing and matching different areas of focus such as human environmental design, product design and historic preservation. 

And no matter what we do—from scholarship to research to community engagement—our work is anchored in sustainability and design that promotes social, psychological and ecological well-being.