School of Interior Architecture & Design

The School of Interior Architecture & Design is a serious professional program for the serious professional designer. Our curricula delves not only into the conceptual and theoretical but into the practical as well. Our teaching is practical, focused on aesthetics, and geared toward application and business. We are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the most prestigious accreditation available in the United States for interior design programs.

Our program provides hands-on interior architecture and design classes guided by our experienced faculty. Our courses teach the skills needed to help you succeed in a number of careers, including project designer, visualization specialist. or building information management (BIM) designer.

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What We Teach

Create dynamic interiors using innovative approaches to spatial organization, materials, and lighting. If you’re willing to push boundaries, our faculty of industry experts will give you the space and support you need to do it.

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes. Find Out More

Student Stories

Interior Architectural Design: Spring Show Video

Come and take a closer look at some of the most outstanding student work produced by the Academy’s different schools, such as the IAD department. The annual Spring Show held at the end of every school year is a great opportunity for students to proudly show off their handiwork.

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Your dream is within reach. Follow your heart and get started on the career of your dreams.

Facilities & Technology

The latest in software and equipment is essential to preparing you to enter the industrial design work force, which is why we keep up with current advancements in technology and industry practices. Whatever the pros are doing and whatever the pros are using is what you will find in our classrooms and studios.


We believe that the best teachers are current working creatives. That is why our faculty is comprised of nationally recognized art and design experts who maintain careers on the leading edge of industry trends. They challenge their students to reach their personal creative potential.

Alumni Success

Featured Alumni


Industry Partnership

Four Seasons

The School of Interior Architecture & Design was asked to participate in an exciting collaborative project with the Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco. Students were asked to conceptualize the future of hotel lobbies and provide the Four Seasons with innovative design solutions toward improving the function and aesthetics.

Careers in Interior Architecture & Design

As one of the top art and design schools in the country, Academy of Art University interior architecture and design graduates have a range of opportunities to choose from. Our facilities, faculty, and hands-on learning approach are designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed as a professional interior architect and designer. VIEW ALL CAREERS

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