VISION, MISSION, AND GOALS
Design Institute of San Diego aspires to lead the field in design education, preparing innovative, environmentally and socially-responsible citizens who positively impact the world.
Design Institute of San Diego prepares students for careers in interior design and allied fields. Forward-thinking faculty, administration, and staff are committed to the purpose of facilitating an understanding of human-centered design with a grounding in liberal arts traditions, values, and critical inquiry. Design Institute provides an inspiring, creative, collaborative, and student-centered learning environment while preparing responsible and thriving graduates who apply their knowledge, skills and abilities to enrich the profession, the environment, and the global community.
To provide students with a professional course of study that strives to meet the highest academic standards for design education
To ensure students make connections within and across disciplines by offering them a creative arena in which to develop necessary skills
To encourage students to consider design in the widest possible context while fostering a realistic understanding of their responsibility, role and potential, as professionals who will improve their community, the nation and, finally, the current and future condition of the world
To bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing a range of opportunities to interact with professionals in interior design and allied fields
To prepare well-rounded global citizens by cultivating and fostering service-learning and engagement in co-curricular activities that promote diversity, tolerance, and real-world experience