Interior Architecture is the art of creating a memorable experience of the space that surrounds us. Woodbury’s School of Architecture offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture at its Los Angeles campus. Through small class sizes and individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty, staff and students.
Interior Architecture at Woodbury’s School of Architecture explores new design frontiers to expand professional possibilities. Weaving together a rich tapestry of spatial experiences, interior architects combine elements like light, texture, materials and color to design breathtaking atmospheres across a range of environments. Each design critically re-imagines daily life: from beautiful private spaces defined by physical boundaries, to public spaces bounded by landscapes and exterior vistas, to spaces for community engagement and exhibition installations, to virtual spaces, real or imagined. Both the undergraduate and graduate Interior Architecture programs at Woodbury provide a fertile testing ground for shaping the future of design.
The BFA program has 128 semester hours with 75 semester hours of major study, 45 semester hours in the liberal arts, and 9 semester hours of open electives. A portfolio review is required for students advancing from second-year studios into the upper-division studios. Students are also required to complete 128 hours of work experience. Find out more about transfer articulations by clicking here.
The BFA program creates a foundation of knowledge and skills that students will use in their professional lives. All undergraduate students are required to complete work experience in their discipline or allied profession as a degree requirement. Visit the School of Architecture Career Services page for more information about the services offered by our Career and Outreach staff.
The Burbank facility takes full advantage of the university’s academic offerings, student support services, comprehensive library, and residential campus life. At the same time, it offers specialized facilities including a wood shop, a metal shop, a materials resource library, a digital fabrication lab, a lighting lab, computing facilities, a render farm, and 24-hour access to studios, including a 15,000-square foot studio building.
The Intelligent Lighting Laboratory allows the students to simulate lighting scenarios and explore through hands-on experience the effects of light on materials and space. It allows them to question the status quo of lighting design and to develop innovative ways of using lighting in architectural spaces. During their coursework new technologies are tested and the equipment and facilities help with the investigation of new ideas. Experiments investigate the impacts of these applications on both the experience of human users of architecture and energy consumption.
The Materials Resource Library holds a large collection of physical samples and online resources, including a subscription to a comprehensive online material database called Material ConneXion. Samples represent a wide range of both standard interior finishes, and more experimental materials.
The Advanced Material Testing Laboratory is equipped for its role as both a space for hands-on education and as a resource for cutting-edge research in the area of material science. It contains a range of equipment and technical support staff for the testing of material samples. Students can manipulate the interior space of the experimental environment with various materials and test the result to determine how color, surface textures, shade devices, lighting systems, and similar factors change the climate and perception of the space.