The interior architecture program at California State University Chico provides a professional BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in a four-year curriculum. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in the interior design / interior architecture profession. The interior architecture program is housed in Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Art and Art History is accredited by the NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).
The Interior Architecture BFA curriculum at CSU, Chico emphasizes both the theoretical and the practical, from concept to articulation. Our goal is to provide students with a design education that is well rounded and applicable to the next generation of interior architecture professionals. Courses encompass design theory, design history, human behavior, critical thinking, problem solving, building technologies, codes and life safety, communications skills, and professional values.
Our graduates are prepared to work in a diverse creative professional field, and are working throughout the country from California and New York City. We also encourage our students to pursue their interests and career goals beyond interior design and architectural professions. We value the individuality and diversity of each student’s interests and career goals.
In addition, our graduates are well prepared to pursue advance degrees in graduate schools of their choice in a variety of disciplines and specializations including, but not limited to, interior design, furniture design, and architecture.
Graduates of the interior design program are well positioned to advance their credentials and earn other professional designations that advance their particular career goals. These credentials can include but are not limited to the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Certification, LEED Accredited Professional status, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers certification, etc.
Advising is mandatory for Interior architecture students each semester. The Interior Architecture Program requires all students entering the program to own a laptop computer. Please consult with the program coordinator for advising and further information on the required laptop purchase.
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