Masters degrees in Interior Design offer advancing training in the artistic techniques of furnishing the interiors of residential, commercial and public spaces.
Taught MA courses are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programme may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Art or Design.
From homes to offices and even churches, a Masters in Interior Design could open collaborative opportunities across a range of disciplines and industries. Combining theories in architecture, planning and art, you will gain a range of expertise which you may apply to several careers.
Training will involve an analysis of aesthetics, functionality and sustainability in Interior Design practise. You will explore the notion of interiority and its relationship to internal and external architecture, including scrutiny of textiles, lighting and objects. Practical training may include graphic design and illustration, 3D modelling and other design craft.
Interior Designers may be involved in a range of roles, from freelance work to corporate building maintenance, and even exhibition design for museums and art galleries. You may also be involved with restoration projects managing historic buildings and estates.