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New Job and Internship Openings Listed!

Instructors and Students Working Together art2One of the great benefits of being an Arc+ID Certificate or Master’s student is having free access to jobs and internships specific to your field of study. The Arc+ID website features a Job + Internship Opportunity page which lists a variety of available job and internship positions submitted directly from firms looking to hire our talented students.

To gain access to the listing, simply fill out and submit the New User Registration form. Once your information is received, we will verify your eligibility and grant you access. Accounts are valid for 4 years after access is granted, but eligible students may renew their expired account by contacting the Arc+ID office.

This benefit is only available to Candidate students pursuing the Certificate of Interior Design or Master’s students in the MIA Program. To establish candidacy, click here and select “Enroll Now” or call the Registration office at (310) 825-9971. The Candidacy Reg# is CF573.

Are you part of a firm looking to hire? Fill out our Job + Internship Announcement Form to have the open position added to the list!

Get ready for the 2016 UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony!

UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony is just around the corner! If you’re planning to participate in the graduation ceremony, please make sure to do these two tasks before graduation day:

1.  RSVP via email by Monday, June 6, 2016. Ticketing will continue to remain open for as long as tickets are still available (see ticket information below). NOTE: The deadline to “opt-in” to participate in the graduation ceremony has already passed. If you have yet to indicate your intent to be invited to graduation and would like to receive an invitation, then please send an e-mail to graduation@unex.ucla.edu with your complete contact information, as well as the certificate program you are completing.

2.  If you haven’t already done so, you must fill out the Intent to Graduate Form and e-mail it to Nicholas Sitter (nsitter@uclaextension.edu).


Student Tickets

Tickets are required to attend the graduation ceremony, and are available for purchase at the UCLA Central Ticket Office. Each student is given one (1) complimentary ticket.

The UCLA Central Ticket Office website is the only way for students to RSVP to attend graduation. There will be a ticket window on the day of graduation at Royce Hall, which will open at 3:30 p.m. for students to purchase guest tickets and receive their complimentary ticket should they not have done it in advance, and as long as tickets are available.

Guest Tickets

Students may purchase up to four (4) additional tickets at $20 each. Graduates and guests must have tickets to be admitted to Royce Hall. Please note that seating capacity at Royce Hall is limited (1800 seats).


Friday, June 24, 2016 at Royce Hall, UCLA Campus

Ceremony begins at 4:30pm. Royce Hall doors open at 4:00pm. Please arrive early to make sure you have enough time to get your tickets, check-in, and find a seat. Ceremony scheduled to end around 6:30pm

Parking & Accommodations

Parking is available for students and guests for $13 in UCLA Parking Structures 4 & 5. A UCLA parking attendant will be present beginning at 3:00pm to sell permits to students and guests.   From the parking structures, proceed to Royce/Powell Quad Area. Map of parking & directions as well as information about guest lodging can be found here: Parking & Guest Lodging.


Certificates are mailed to the graduate’s permanent address by the UCLA Extension Student Services. Check your permanent address on MyExtension.edu. For further information regarding certificates, contact Student Services at (310) 825-9971 or email enroll@uclaextension.edu. Graduates will not receive their actual certificate at the graduation ceremony.

Invite Your Friends to Watch LIVE on YouTube

The UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube.

More Questions?

Email us at graduation@uclaextension.edu, or call (310) 825-2674. Also, be sure to check out the official UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation website for more info.


Scholarship Opportunity: $5,000 NEWH/Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship 2016

$5,000 NEWH - Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship for Hospitality Interior Design Students

NEWH, Inc. proudly announces the $5,000 NEWH Clifford R. Tuttle Scholarship Award to students pursuing a degree in Hospitality Interior Design. The selected recipient will be honored at HD Platinum Circle Awards in New York City, November 2016. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.


Submit items by email* to: newh.scholarship@newh.org

*Mailing address for letters or transcripts (if needed):
NEWH, Inc.
Post Office Box 322
Shawano, WI 54166


  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
  • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of award in November 2016
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in: Hospitality Interior Design

Students may attach a separate sheet stating any special circumstances or needs. See application for additional submittal requirements.


Email: newh.scholarship@newh.org
Phone: 800.593.6394

Students are encouraged to supply all necessary information to assist us in selecting the most worthy candidates. Students do not need to be a member to apply however, students and full-time educators can join NEWH for free. Membership offers endless networking and educational opportunities, online career network and more.


Congratulations to Beth Fortune, winner of the $3,000 Howard Hirsch Design Scholarship Award!

Beth Fortune 1Beth Fortune is a current student in the Advanced Level/Master’s Program and is new to the world of Interior Architecture, but not to design. Prior to enrolling in the Arc+ID program, Beth was an Art Director in advertising as well as a Photo Stylist. However, Interior Design is where she believes she belongs. “I’m excited to have found a career path in which there is endless opportunity for learning and growth,” Beth exclaims, “I’m eager to be part of a profession that makes people’s lives better by shaping and improving the spaces that surround them. I feel that I have found my place in the world.”

Beth was awarded the $3,000 Howard Hirsch Design Scholarship for her Studio III project, which was nominated by her instructor, Chinmaya Misra. Her project addressed dual-use programming with a furniture solutions company housing both showroom and offices in a 2,600 square-foot space in an historic downtown Los Angeles building.

“Studio III was a great introduction to the Master’s program. Professor Misra challenged students to take their projects to the next level. Her feedback was focused and very smart, and resulted in professional level projects from everyone in the class.”

From Design Communication I on, Beth has appreciated the real-world experience each Arc+ID instructor brings to class—and is grateful that so many instructors choose to give back to the profession by teaching.

We asked Beth to share a piece of advice for students who are looking to pursue the Master of Interior Architecture program. Here’s what she had to say: “Make the most of your time in school. It can be hard to appreciate when we’re overwhelmed with school work, but this is our time to experiment, learn, and find our design voices with support and feedback that, for the most part, does not exist in the professional world. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, that’s the best way to learn. Oh, and to answer the age-old question of AutoCAD or Revit: both!”

Beth Fortune’s Studio III Project

Beth Fortune’s Studio III Project

Beth Fortune’s Studio III Project

The Howard Hirsch Design Scholarship for Advanced Students a $3,000 tuition credit award that is granted once a year to Masters students who have completed all classes up to and including Interior Architecture Studio III. The award is based upon the work demonstrated in projects from Interior Architecture Studio III. To find out if you are eligible for this scholarship or others, please see the Arc+ID Scholarships and Financial Aid information page.

If you have a success story, we want to hear about it!  Click here.

Congratulations to Nicole Perry, winner of the $1,000 James Northcutt Scholarship Award!

Nicole Perry 2Nicole Perry’s first project in the ARC+ID program resulted in a $1,000 scholarship!

Originally from the Bay Area, Nicole Perry received her B.A. in Arts Management from University of the Pacific. After college, she moved to Italy where she lived and worked for a prominent Italian family, while studying the language, culture and art. When she moved back to the US, she settled in Los Angeles, where she began working in the entertainment industry as a television talent agent and where she also met her husband.

Over the years, Nicole turned her interests to design. She built and remodeled a number of homes and properties for both personal and investment purposes. Eventually, Nicole decided to enroll in the ARC+ID Program to turn her passion into a career.

In Fundamentals of Interior Architecture, her first class at UCLA Extension, she had to design a board representing an architect or designer, detailing the elements that define the person’s significance. Because of her Italian-studies background, Nicole decided to focus her project around the famed renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, an architect, a mathematician, engineer, inventor and visionary.

“I attempted to demonstrate how the combination of all of his talents lead to him solving a centuries-old problem of how to build the then largest dome in the world. In addition, he is also credited as one of the inventors of linear perspective. On my board I recreated a device that Brunelleschi invented to test/prove his theories of perspective.”

Eleanor Schrader, the instructor for Fundamentals of Interior Design, inspired all of the students in the class to deliver top quality work not only by bringing in amazing lecturers, but also through her passion for the subject. Upon finding out her project was the winner of the James R. Northcutt Scholarship, Nicole noted, “the program is filled with so many smart ambitious students, so the bar is set very high within the classroom. I was very surprised to learn I had won, because there were so many outstanding design boards. We have some really talented students!”

Nicole Perry 1

The James R. Northcutt Scholarship for Beginning Students is a $1,000 tuition credit that is granted to one student each quarter who completes the Fundamentals of Interior Architecture course. The award is based upon the caliber of work demonstrated in required class projects. To find out if you are eligible for this scholarship or others, please see the Arc+ID Scholarships and Financial Aid information page.

If you have a success story, we want to hear about it! Click here.

Apply now for the $10,000 NEWH Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship!

NEWH, Inc. is offering the $10,000 NEWH Fabric Innovations Legacy Scholarship sponsored by Fabric Innovations. The scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Interior Design or Hospitality Management. The scholarship recipient and sponsor will be honored at Hospitality Design Platinum Circle Awards Gala in New York on November 15th, 2016. The scholarship recipient is required to attend the awards event with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.

Scholarship requirements are:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
  • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in November 2016
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management or Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry

Applications due: September 2nd, 2016

Click here or on the image below to review the application for submittal requirements:

$10,000 NEW Scholarship_Sept 2016

Watch Jeff Daniels, the Program Director of Arc+ID, participate in a panel discussion at The Digital Hollywood Experience!

Digital Hollywood 2016

Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year. A major event at Digital Hollywood this Spring is the Virtual & Augmented Reality Summit. Our Program Director, Jeffrey Daniels, will be among other executives as they discuss Virtual Reality as it relates to Art, Design, and Technology. Today’s panel discussion will take place at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, but don’t worry if you can’t make it–tune in at 11:30AM via live streaming! See below for link to the webcast.

Storytelling in Hollywood: Art + Design + Technology = The New Narrative of Film – VR – Games – Experimental Environments

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Skirball Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90049
Guerin A, in Herscher Hall

Session Panelists:

  • Tim Dillon, Executive Producer – VR, MPC
  • Jeffrey Daniels, FAIA, principal of Jeffrey Daniels Architects and Program Director, UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design
  • Spencer Hunt, VP of Games and Interactive Entertainment, Skydance Productions
  • Andy Goldstein, Executive Producer, Otherworld Interactive
  • Monika Bielskyte, founder, AFE Media
  • Julia Sourikoff, Head of VR, Tools of North America, Moderator

Click Here to watch this Digital Hollywood Event Webcast



Deadline approaching to submit your Master of Interior Architecture application materials for Fall 2016 Quarter admissions!

ucla extension and cal poly pomonaAre you planning to apply to the Master of Interior Architecture Program? If so, you only have a few more weeks to turn in your application materials. The Fall 2016 Quarter starts on September 19, 2016, but all application materials are due by June 1, 2016. You can begin submitting your application materials any time between now and the deadline.

Applicants who have an educational background in interior design, architecture, or similar design-related field may be eligible to bypass the Foundation Level prerequisites and apply directly to the Master’s level. Before applying to the program, a transcript evaluation by our Program Advisor is required in order to qualify for Advanced Standing. Unofficial transcripts can be used for this review process. Click here to request a transcript evaluation.

For a full list of required application materials and additional details, please see the Master of Interior Architecture Application Requirements.

If you would like to apply to a future quarter, please see the Important Deadlines for Graduate Applicants.

Have additional questions about applying or the Master’s program? Check out the Master of Interior Architecture FAQs.


Summer 2016 Registration Begins Today!

Registration for Summer 2016 quarter begins April 25, 2016. The quarter starts on June 20 and ends September 11. 

Summer 2016 registration is officially open! To view a listing of classes offered this quarter, browse our catalog by clicking here or on the image on the left. You can also search for specific courses online.

Are you a new student? Use the Quarterly Curriculum Sequence Chart plan your quarterly class schedule.

Certificate students can view a list of all the Foundation Level courses offered this quarter here. Have you established Candidacy yet? Remember, you can take up to 5 classes in the Foundation Level before doing so. To establish candidacy, click here and select “Enroll Now” or call the Registration office at (310) 825-9971. The Candidacy Reg# is CF573.

To order a printed copy of the catalog, please complete the Catalog Request form.

Students can enroll online or over the phone by calling the UCLA Extension registration department at (310) 825-9971. Please have the Reg # and a credit card number ready. For more information about enrolling, please see How to Enroll.

REMEMBER: Apply the code “S2016” at enrollment for an early-bird discount of 10% off! Discount only valid until May 27th!

If you’ve already registered for a Summer 2016 class and didn’t realize there was a change to our process, the registration office will retroactively honor the discount. Please contact them at (310) 825-9971 to get your discount applied.