Master of Arts in Interior Design

General

Program Description

Aimed towards emerging designers interested in specializing in interior design, the Master of Arts proposed by PCA provides them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in the industry. The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. This program prepares students to meet the demands of an expanding high-end residential and commercial property market in capital cities around the world. Students with an undergraduate background in the arts or in design will be particularly suited for this program. A demonstrated ability to draw and sketch is an admissions criteria.

Interdisciplinary in nature and structure, the program conceives the studio and the classroom as complementary spaces for developing design thinking, technical and professional skills, as well as creative expression in developing an interior design project. Since this is an initial terminal degree where graduates are expected to join the job market upon graduation, the focus of the program is on studio and research, rather than on scholarship and preparation for teaching.

Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills in settings as varied as independent interior design consultants and entrepreneurs for individual residential clients, for commercial clients (hotel chains and luxury brand flagship stores), as in-house designers for commercial retail and hotel chains, or in architecture firms. The combination of core, supporting and elective classes ensures depth and breadth of content.

What are the advantages of studying in Paris?

Paris, like New York, Milan, and London, is doubtlessly a capital that plays a key role in the world of interior design, as suggested by the many industry leaders who are based here. In addition, and contrary to New York, it offers a rich history of decorative arts and interior design, and students will have access to such archives as the Chateau de Versailles, the Museum of Decorative Arts, or the Mobilier National, a unique collection and center of contemporary creation dating back to the 17th century. Furthermore, the international dimension of both the city and Paris College of Art provide a unique platform for students who would aspire to experience an internship or work abroad.

MA Curriculum

MA One-Year Program

  • Interior Design Studio I
  • Practice Fundamentals I
  • Team Project
  • History of Architecture & Interiors
  • Technical Drawing and Project visualization
  • Still Life Photography
  • Interior Design Studio II
  • Practice Fundamentals I
  • Final Individual Project
  • Professional Practice Workshop Series
  • Master's Thesis
  • Masters Electives

Elective Offering Graduate Level

  • French
  • Concept Development: Storytelling
  • French
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Designer's Social & Ethical Responsibility
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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