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School of Design

Interior Architecture + Design
Bachelor of Science

Earn your degree from one of New England's best Interior Architecture and Design programs.

Students observing as a teacher demonstrates skill

The Interior Architecture and Design program emphasizes problem-solving abilities and creative design skills to achieve success in the workplace. Taught by industry experts in an individualized setting, you’ll gain mastery over the technical side of interior architecture and design, while developing creativity skills through various projects and exercises.

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Preparation for the real world.

The program curriculum, designed and run by interior design expert and published author Rose Botti-Salitsky, combines the techniques of the trade with the depth and breadth of a liberal arts education and includes an extensive thesis project, a traditional portfolio project and a digital resume, preparing students to work in a global market. The program also prepares eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and achieve Interior Design Certification recognized by over half of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Interior Architecture and Design degree program in our College Catalog.

Interior Architecture plans

Program Requirements - 123 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 78 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 15 credits- Art Foundation Courses
  • 30 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • IA 201- Interior Architecture and Design Studio III: Sustainable
  • IA 205- Perspective Drawing
  • IA 314- CAD Detailing and Construction
  • IA 315- Furniture Design and Human Factors
  • IA 414- Professional Practice: Values, Career Planning and Management

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Interior Architecture and Design faculty directory.

Photo of Stephanie McGoldrick.
Faculty Spotlight

Stephanie C. McGoldrick

Assistant Professor

Making a difference in peoples’ lives through thoughtful and intelligent design has won kudos and national recognition for Professor McGoldrick, who was honored by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) with the 2016 Award of Excellence. She brings her enthusiasm for universal design to her classroom and has been instrumental in establishing the Universal Design-a-Thon, held at Mount Ida for the past two years. The symposium brings together guest speakers, professionals and people with all range of abilities to meet ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Graduates of the program work in hospitality design, healthcare design, commercial and corporate design, residential design, retail design and institutional design. Many graduates of the program also pursue graduate school, such as our special 4+1 Master in Science Management for Interior Architecture (ranked a Top 10 program), allowing them to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

View our Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) student achievement data.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

One of the greatest rewards as an educator is that mentoring does not end with graduation. Students contact me for career advice long after they have left and some return to Mount Ida as visiting faculty and critics, giving back to the college community.
Rose Botti-Salitsky

Department Chair Professor

Interior Design in the School of Design