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School of Architecture

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture

Making Spaces

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. The BFA in Interior Architecture is ranked 12th best undergraduate interior architecture program in the nation by DesignIntelligence.

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Half-Tuition Scholarships

We offer transfer students an incredible opportunity to lower the costs of their tuition. The Woodbury Prize scholarship pays 1/2 of all tuition fees for the duration of their enrollment in the program. All transfer students who are accepted into our Architecture (BArch) and Interior Architecture (BFA) undergraduate programs are automatically considered for the Woodbury Prize. Past scholarship recipients have included students transferring from Pasadena City College, Glendale Community College, College of the Canyons, ELAC, and many other community colleges. Our professional faculty are available to review portfolios and provide input to all prospective students. To find out more about our scholarships or to have your portfolio reviewed, even if you have not yet applied, please contact chair Christoph Korner.

Faculty & Staff

Our internationally recognized and award-winning faculty work closely with students, teaching the skills required to push the limits of practice and explore disciplinary possibilities in both theoretical and professional arenas. Through individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty, staff and students that extends to network opportunities after graduation.

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Courses

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.

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Internships & Careers

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.

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Student Success

Woodbury School of Architecture offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (BFA) at its Burbank campus. The program provides students with the analytical, design, and technical skills necessary for success in the interior architecture professions. You will become part of a student community that includes recipients of prestigious awards such as:

2018

$30,000 Donghia Foundation Scholarship: Christian Esparza
Network for Hospitality Industry (NEWH) scholarship: Justin Jakubisn

2017
Network for Hospitality Industry (NEWH) scholarship: Angela Perea
IDEC video competition: Shahad Almazroa, Genesis Li, and Silviya Zhivkova
Killefer Flammang Architects Scholarship presented by the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation: Silviya Zhivkova

2016
$30,000 Donghia Foundation Scholarship: Dominic Luna, Carlos Ramirez
Carnegie Mellon UDream Scholarship: Kayla Manio
SoCAl IIDA student design charrette: Odalis Guerrero-Hernandez
Network for Hospitality Industry (NEWH) scholarship: Jasper Liao and Maryam Laleh
San Fernando Valley Chapter AIA Fund Awards Scholarship: Jasper Liao and Sara Noei

2015
$30,000 Donghia Foundation Scholarship: Yumin Zheng

2014
$30,000 Donghia Foundation Scholarship: Kristen Dusold

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Student Achievement Data

Woodbury’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture degree program develops students’ individual design visions while providing the practical training necessary to succeed in the workplace. Moreover, faculty and administrators are aware of the challenges of completing a college education and work together with students to achieve a timely graduation.

Here are a few statistics drawn from a survey of the BFA, Interior Architecture Class of 2013:

  • 100% of survey respondents were currently employed in the field of Interior Architecture.
  • Over the three year period ending in the Fall of 2013, the program averaged a retention rate of 76%.
  • 87.5% of the freshman and transfer students in the Class of 2013 graduated within four years.
  • Recent graduates, including the Class of 2013, have held positions at the following firms: Gensler, SOM, Barbara Bestor, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, HLW International, StudioMA, Johnson Fain, Chu+Gooding Architects, KKID, Studio Smog, Clive-Wilkinson Architects, Elan Designs, Charmean Neithart Interiors, Wolcott Architecture | Interiors, Klawiter Interior Planning and Design, About:Space, Diana Wong Architecture + Interior Design, Casa Wasy Interior Design, HDR, Bown Studios, Greenmeme.
  • No one from among the respondents in the Class of 2013 has applied to graduate school.

Facilities

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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.

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Intelligent Lighting Laboratory

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.

Materials Resource Library

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.

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Advanced Material Testing Laboratory

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.

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Accreditation

CIDA
Woodbury University School of Architecture’s Interior Architecture program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

NASAD
Woodbury University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

WASC
Woodbury University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

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