ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGN SCHOOL
CIDA ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGN DEGREE PROGRAM
The Interior Design Degree Program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree at Design Institute is a professional level program accredited by CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation), www.accredit-id.org.
Established in 1970, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), formerly known as the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER), has focused its efforts specifically on the educational requirements necessary to prepare individuals for the practice of interior design. Through the constant analysis of the needs of the interior design profession and with input from both practitioners and educators, the CIDA standards address the necessary skills and knowledge to practice as an interior designer.
CIDA sets standards for postsecondary interior design education, evaluates college and university interior design programs, and publishes a list of accredited programs that meet the standards. CIDA is recognized as a reliable authority on interior design education by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
CIDA is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary interior design programs.
CIDA's mission is to provide the foundation for excellence in the interior design profession by setting standards for education and accrediting academic programs that meet those standards. Accreditation is a voluntary process. Accreditation's primary purpose is to provide quality assurance for protection of the public.Who is the public CIDA serves?
CIDA serves students who are seeking or attending interior design programs by ensuring that baseline knowledge, skills, and educational credentials are acquired to ensure success in the profession.
CIDA serves programs through maintaining up to date standards that reflect the requirements of employers and industry and thus providing a tool for continual development by which programs maintain currency with professional requirements.
CIDA serves employers by ensuring that interior design education meets baseline requirements for preparation to practice.
CIDA serves the profession by strengthening interior design education, the foundation upon which the profession is built.
ACICS ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGN SCHOOL
Design Institute of San Diego is a senior college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools750 First Street, NE, Suite 980 Washington, DC 20002-4241 Tel: (202) 336-6780
STATE OF CALIFORNIA INSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL
Design Institute of San Diego is a private institution and approval to operate in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which is effective January 1, 2010. Design Institute of San Diego is granted approval to operate as an accredited institution under the terms of California Education Code (CEC) section 94890 (a)(1) until December 31, 2014 per CEC section 94890(b).