Goals & Assessment
Master of Arts (MA) Program Goals
Master of Interior Architecture
The goals of the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture are to foster creativity and innovation through abstract thinking; to develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking; to encourage a social and global conscious and a sustainable design perspective; to encourage technical expertise and flexibility with industry tools and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Students must demonstrate a knowledge base in the fine arts, technical arts and liberal arts, within a global and sustainable framework of design thinking and be able to apply that knowledge to a wide-ranging cross-section of interior architectural projects.
Master of Graphic Design
The goal of the Master of Arts in Graphic Design is to produce graphic design professionals who think critically, analytically and independently; who cultivate design excellence; who exhibit a robust and active interest in their profession and in life, and who create intellectually centered communications that are mindful of cultural trends and societal needs. The Master’s program responds to students’ intellectual and professional interests through personalized instruction tailored to the professional and academic objectives of the individual. The flexibility of the program’s curriculum allows for constant incorporation of contemporary technological trends and design practices that are essential to a designer’s professional success. Using a holistic pedagogy, students are exposed to a variety of media and to as many interdisciplinary skills as possible, and through the course of their studies, they develop the proficiency required for present and emerging disciplines in support of the graphic design profession.