2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time)
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) normally requires one of the following:

  • a Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) degree
  • a Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments (GDipDE) in Interior Architecture
  • an equivalent qualification, at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Teaching, Learning and Students) of the Faculty of Architecture and Design.

Entry into the Master’s programme requires good academic performance in the prerequisite qualification.

An applicant who has completed a relevant four year degree or graduate study to an appropriate level may be exempt from Part 1 and permitted to enrol in Part 2.

Entry Requirements

Programme Overview

Our Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) explores an evolving understanding of interior architecture, the range of materials and technologies available and how these apply to people and their space.

You will address these issues as you progress through the stages of your Master’s qualification. Our courses are designed to lead you to make statements, question ideals and test theories. The combination of these experiences will support you in completing your design-based research thesis.

In Part 1 - your first year, you will take courses exploring:

  • interior architecture research issues through advanced modes of design
  • implementation and successful application of chosen design strategies through all stages of the design process, at multiple scales and levels of detail
  • effective presentation methods to communicate research findings, identify questions and explore relevant processes
  • the role of the professional interior architect in legal and institutional frameworks of contemporary multi-disciplinary built environment industries.

In Part 2 - your second year of study, you will complete a design-based research thesis, with supervision from the academic staff in the School of Architecture.

Current research topics or areas in the School of Architecture include:

  • interior architecture
  • architectural and urban design processes
  • urban space
  • sustainable architecture
  • advanced materials and technologies
  • theory and criticism in interior architecture
  • drawing and modelling for design
  • virtual design visualisation.