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Interior Architecture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, CA, United States
The Bachelor of Interior Architecture at Chatham University is a professional interior design program that prepares students for practice in an interior design or architecture firm. 
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Overview

A holistic design approach is stressed throughout the four-year program. Students are encouraged to consider all factors that influence the design of interior spaces from human behavior, aesthetics, and building technology to the views from windows and doors that penetrate the surrounding architecture.

Chatham University's Interior Architecture program is a professional interior design curriculum that stresses holistic design integrated with sustainability and environmental consciousness. Design studios encourage you to explore the built environment of various building types while lecture courses impart the design knowledge needed to create wonderful spaces.

Internship Opportunities

Students in the program have interned at companies and organizations including, Anthropologie; City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, Zoning Division; Davin Interiors, Franklin Interiors; Green Building Alliance; LGA Partners (formerly Lami Grubb Architects, LP); Perkins Eastman; RM Creative (formerly Radlet McCarthy Polletta); Stantec (formerly Burt Hill); Strada; Weisshouse; among many others.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture is accredited by the Council for Interior Design (CIDA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National : Undergraduate admissions at Chatham University has a rolling deadline, we will accept your application to study with us at any time of the year

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Environment and Behavior
  • Theory of Interior Architecture Studio
  • Drafting Studio
  • Digital Drawing
  • Building Codes
  • Drawing and Model Making
  • Interior Architecture 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Admissions essay or personal statement
  • All official secondary and postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets or records. Original transcripts and official English translations are required for non-English institutions. Professional credential evaluation may be required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • SAT and ACT scores (optional)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents (if currently living in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support (official bank statement, signed bank letter, or financial guarantee indicating enough funds to cover the first year of education at Chatham).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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