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Master of Interior Architecture

Master of Interior Architecture

The Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) is a 6 semester professional degree accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation that prepares you to become a certified interior designer by studying the expanded role of interior design in today's economy, culture, and technology.

With the BAC’s innovative approach to education, you’ll integrate ongoing, real-world design practice with traditional classroom learning and hands-on making.

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The BAC Difference

  • Study with working professionals: Your instructors are leaders in the field and bring current perspectives on interior architecture into the classroom.
  • Network across the college: During your first two semesters (known as Foundation), you’ll learn the fundamentals of design in multidisciplinary studios with students from across the BAC's four academic areas.
  • Real-world experience: The BAC partners with over 350 firms that hire students to work while they study 
  • Materials from around the world: Our Materials Library houses thousands of samples of fabrics, wall coverings, windows, flooring, and sustainable materials for classroom projects, presentations, and experimentation. Students also have access to thousands of digital material resources.
  • Prepare for your future: Through your curriculum, you’ll complete a thesis of personal significance and larger value to the community and the discipline of interior architecture.
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Wide-Ranging Curriculum

  • Build your design and creative abilities in a core studio learning sequence, supported by drawing and software courses.
  • Study building systems to understand what is practical, and study design history and theory to explore what is possible. 
  • Pursue concurrent Practice experience in design firms, community projects, research, and independent projects. 

Student work by Master of Interior Architecture Student Marissa Meads

Being one of the most well-connected schools in the city, the BAC's MIA program gave me the help needed to get in through the doors of the design industry and provided me with opportunities to realise my professional goals. The inclusive BAC community is what makes this school and the program so great as it extends from students to staff and aids the seamless transition from a student to a professional.

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