Graduate

The M.F.A. in Design with concentration of Interior Design (ID M.F.A. program) at the University of North Texas (UNT) prepares students to not only meet, but to define and re-invent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact interior design profession in an increasingly changing world.

The curricula in the M.F.A. program has been designed and are being taught to help future educators and designers develop the conceptual, aesthetic, analytical and technical skills necessary to achieve their career goals. 

At the end of the graduate program, our students should be well prepared to re-enter the profession with a specialized focus, or, if the minor in pedagogy is selected, in the field of interior design education in the university environment with identified areas of design research necessary for growth and tenure at the university level.  As the world evolves from an economic model based on the production of products to one that will require the production of ideas, our graduates will be uniquely positioned to become the kinds of leaders in research, education and project management that our new, globally interdependent economy will demand.

Is our program for you?  See Attributes of Strong M.F.A. Candidates to find out.

Student accomplishments

Interior Design Class of 2017: Border Crossings Project

Video here.The Border Crossings Project consisted of an international outreach where the UNT sophomore interior design team communicated with universities from all over the world (Dundee, Ljubljana, and Amsterdam). They created a sculpture with the other countries using a website created for correspondence and video chat sessions. The sculpture revolved around the concept of interconnectivity. Their last contribution was a reactionary video to the sculpture they created with the other countries, receiving inspiration from Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa. The Texas team wanted to convey the importance of tactile sense and auditory skills, and incorporated different languages to show how cultures can come together to create meaningful artwork. They used fire to demonstrate how evanescent visual products can be, hoping to convey how impressionable an emotional response can be.

Design
Interior Design

Video here.
The Border Crossings Project consisted of an international outreach where the UNT sophomore interior design team communicated with universities from all over the world (Dundee, Ljubljana, and Amsterdam). They created a sculpture with the other countries using a website created for correspondence and video chat sessions. The sculpture revolved around the concept of interconnectivity. 
Their last contribution was a reactionary video to the sculpture they created with the other countries, receiving inspiration from Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa. The Texas team wanted to convey the importance of tactile sense and auditory skills, and incorporated different languages to show how cultures can come together to create meaningful artwork. They used fire to demonstrate how evanescent visual products can be, hoping to convey how impressionable an emotional response can be.

Alumni accomplishments

Emily Charette

Design
Communication Design

Design
Communication Design