Master of Arts in Interior Architecture
Suffolk’s downtown location supports our student-centered mission to build experience through relevant, hands-on instruction that opens doors to internships and career opportunities while you can take inspiration from the city and many of its renowned design firms.
Guided by expert faculty, you will develop fluency in design process, drawing, making and the use of cutting edge digital technologies essential for contemporary practice. In addition, our program will:
- Deepen your understanding of sustainable and socially-conscious design issues
- Enhance your knowledge of design theory and history
- Enable you to develop visual and verbal communication skills
- Broaden your awareness of lighting and furniture design
- Reinforce knowledge of technical competencies and code adherence in practice
Why Study Interior Architecture at Suffolk?
In the MAIA program, you'll study with educators who are among the region’s top artists and designers, eager to share their expertise, insights, and professional connections with you. You’ll enjoy one-on-one access to these mentors and meet many practicing designers who teach our courses.
Our faculty and students hail from countries around the world. This diversity will enrich your education and provide you with valuable perspectives on the regional and global evolution of design. Suffolk’s extensive alumni network helps you identify internships at major firms across the country and beyond while you develop your own networks by participating in on-campus exhibits and attending interdisciplinary events throughout your time at Suffolk.
MAIA alumni have found success as specialized lighting, exhibition designers, and project managers at leading interior and architectural firms around the world.
Upcoming Curriculum Changes for Fall 2021
The MAIA program is introducing important changes to the curriculum of the leveling pathway for the fall 2021 semester, ones that reduce its length and cost.