Master of Interior Architecture: Curriculum

Study at a CIDA-accredited graduate program

Program Curriculum

The Master of Interior Architecture degree program requires the completion of 63 quarter units (42 semester units). Full-time students may be able to complete the program in 1 year (4 quarters).

All courses follow the UCLA Extension academic quarter schedule. Classes take place at UCLA Extension, unless otherwise noted. Upon admission into the program, students are required to register for certain classes through Cal Poly Pomona’s BroncoDirect system.

1st Quarter

   
Course
Typically Offered
Units

Interior Architecture Studio A
ARCH X 430C / INA 5110

FA/WI/SP 6 Quarter units /
4 Semester units

Understanding Building Codes^
ARCH X 427.20 / INA 5130

FA/WI/SP 3 Quarter units /
2 Semester units

Concept Driven Design^
ARCH X 471.125 / INA 5120

FA/WI/SP 4 Quarter units /
3 Semester units

Elective or Internship*

FA/WI/SP/SU varies

2nd Quarter

   
Course
Typically Offered
Units

Interior Architecture Studio B
ARCH X 471.19 / INA 5210

WI/SP/SU 6 Quarter units /
4 Semester units

Research & Programming Methodologies^
ARCH X 497 / INA 5220

FA/WI/SP/SU 4 Quarter units /
3 Semester units

Interior Detailing and Building Systems^
ARCH X 467.27B / INA 5230

FA/WI/SP/SU 6 Quarter units /
3 Semester units

Elective or Internship*

FA/WI/SP/SU varies

3rd Quarter

   
Course
Typically Offered
Units

Master's Project: Interior Architecture Studio^
ARCH X 498.1 / INA 6940

WI/SP/SU 8 Quarter units /
5 Semester units

Business Strategies for Interior Architects
ARCH X 497.4 / INA 6120

FA/WI/SP/SU 4 Quarter units /
3 Semester units

The Ecology of Design
ARCH X 467.55 / INA 6130

FA/SP 2 Quarter units /
2 Semester units

Elective or Internship*

FA/WI/SP/SU varies

4th Quarter

   
Course
Typically Offered
Units

Master's Project: Interior Architecture Documents^
ARCH X 498 / INA 6950

FA/WI/SP/SU 8 Quarter units /
5 Semester units

Project Management for Interior Architects
ARCH X 498.2 / INA 6140

FA/SP 4 Quarter units /
3 Semester units

Elective or Internship*

FA/WI/SP/SU varies
 
^Registration at CalPoly Pomona

Electives

Eight quarter units, of choice, are required in the Master’s curriculum. A maximum of 2 units for one internship can be used toward this requirement.

The courses listed below are all the electives offered in our program, however, some may not be offered every quarter. Check course listing information for availability.

Course Name Typically Offered Quarter Units
Professional Development

Photographing Architecture & Interiors

SketchUp

Advanced SketchUp

Interior Design Law I

Interior Design Law II

Advanced Portfolio Design and Graphic Storytelling

Interior Rendering Techniques Using 3ds Max and V-Ray

Interior Design in Films

Decorating & Design

Residential Remodeling

Accessories for Residential Interiors

Feng Shui for Designers & Architects

Furniture Design

Contemporary Applications of Historical Design: Part I

Contemporary Applications of Historical Design: Part II

Internship & Independent Study

Professional Interior Architecture Internship

Independent Study

 

FA/WI/SP/SU

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FA/WI/SP/SU

FA/WI/SP/SU

FA/WI/SP/SU

FA/WI/SP/SU

FA/WI/SP/SU

 

WI

FA/WI/SU

FA/WI/SP/SU

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4

2

2

2

2

4

4

2

 

3.25

2

2

4

2

2

 

2

1-4

Estimated Cost Breakdown

  • Application Fee: $70
  • Estimated Program Tuition: $30,750*
  • Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $3,500
  • Estimated Total Cost: $34,250
*Price per quarter unit: $500. Price per semester unit: $716. Elective costs vary.
*Eight total elective units required for completion of Master’s Level. A maximum of 2 units for one internship can be used toward this requirement. Elective courses can be taken at any quarter.
^Registration at CalPoly Pomona.
Some Master’s Level courses, including the Master’s Studio & Documents courses, are not offered every quarter. Class scheduling may not necessarily lead to completion in one year.

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