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Interior Architecture and Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
San Diego, CA, United States
When you walk into a restaurant do you find yourself redesigning the layout? Do you notice not just fabrics and lighting but also how the shape of the room effects how people interact? Interior Architects are talented and trained designers who help shape interior spaces to improve their usability.
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Interior architecture and design is a growing and evolving discipline that requires its practitioners to produce functional and beautiful spaces that fulfill human expectations while incorporating evolving technology and sustainable perspectives.

Whether you are a high school student with a passion for making inside spaces both beautiful and functional or an experienced designer seeking to pursue licensure, NewSchool of Architecture & Design’s practitioner-oriented Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Design degree program will put you at the forefront of these trends.

The interiors of buildings can change functions many times in the span of their existence, especially as more buildings are built for sustainability with anticipated lifespans of 100 years. The work of interior designers often focuses on tenant improvement or redesigning an existing facility for a new use. Further, these new interiors must be sustainable, meet human needs for performance and satisfaction, be consistent with changing requirements of families and businesses, and provide healthy and safe work or living environments.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture Studio 
  • Sustainable Material Assemblies
  • Making and Modeling
  • Contemporary Architecture
  • Community Practice
  • Visual Arts
  • Portfolio Review

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts Evaluation Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Official High School Transcripts & Diploma
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7103 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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