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) 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'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.
WSCUC ELIGIBILITY TO PROCEED WITH AN APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY AND INITIAL ACCREDITATION
Design Institute of San Diego has applied for Eligibility from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC has reviewed the application and determined that the Institute is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy and Initial Accreditation. A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. It is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within five years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy or Initial Accreditation status with the Commission. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WSCUC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 748-9001.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA INSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL
Design Institute of San Diego is a private institution approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education through May 15, 2022. Approval means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.