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Interior Architecture and Design

Concordia University Wisconsin

48 months
30060 USD/year
30060 USD/year
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With a degree obtained in the Interior Architecture and Design program of Concordia University Wisconsin through our co-op program with Milwaukee Institute of Art and design, you’ll be prepared to utilize space in a meaningful way.


Start with the right foundation

You have an eye for well-arranged spaces, welcoming environments, and communicating ideas - even identities - through visual cues. But you don’t know whether to go to an art institute or a liberal arts university. With our major in interior architecture and design, you can have both. We’ve joined with the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to offer a cooperative program that will give you hands-on experience and a well-rounded, faith-based education.

The Interior Architecture and Design program of Concordia University Wisconsin is a cooperative program with MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design). To quote MIAD’s program description, “Our Interior Architecture and Design program is built on the premise that spaces and their furnishings can affect people in deep, meaningful ways.” In this program, you’ll get to experience the Christian liberal arts perspective of Concordia while pursuing a rigorous design program at MIAD. You’ll combine theory and practice to solve visual and spatial problems in the classroom and with real-world clients.

During your time here, you’ll take the majority of your classes (including the Liberal Arts Core, the majority of your major, and your minor) right on the CUW campus. You’ll go to MIAD for the remaining 24 credits (six credits per semester over the course of two years). Many graduates have also paired this major with a complimentary minor in Business, Entrepreneurship, or Art to further their abilities and career endeavors.

What to expect

When you graduate with a degree in interior architecture and design, you’ll have a deep understanding of color and media dynamics, 3-D modeling, and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing. You’ll have as strong foundation in the liberal arts (including history, english, communication, and the social sciences) with hands-on experience working with clients. You’ll even complete a senior portfolio to show the work you’ve done during your time here. Whether you go on to work as an interior designer, a facility planner or a model builder, you’ll have the foundation and skillset you need to build a future in interior architecture and design.


  • Interior Designer
  • Architecture Teacher
  • Architectural Drafters

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2-D Composition
  • Drawing for Art Majors
  • Color & Media Dynamics
  • Art History
  • History of Design
  • 3-D Modelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from the equivalent of US high school 
  • GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
  • ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mequon

1621 - 2688 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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