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Imagine the future you could build here.

Design Institute of San Diego is a place where vision becomes reality, creativity knows no bounds, and students and design experts explore possibilities side by side. See the possibilities come to life.

• Class sizes are small, offering individual attention and comraderie
• Our "Fast Track Program" gets students through in under 3-years
• All faculty are industry professionals who practice what they teach
• A four year college with a CIDA-accredited BFA in Interior Design
• 96 semester credits in the major and 36 in general education

  • SPECIALIZED CURRICULUM

    At DISD our sole purpose is to provide a professional education in interior design. Students are taught by faculty who practice what they teach. Our students graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in all of the creative and technical aspects of the field. Design classes start in the first semester and students are taught to think globally and sustainably throughout their time at DISD. Students have a variety of options from day time and evening classes to a 3 year fast track program. Because the school is small students benefit from significant one-on-one attention and our Southern California location offers sunshine year round!

    "I really enjoy teaching. There's a passion that exists through most students here that I haven't seen anywhere else. I think the students that graduate from DISD are so well prepared. I've been blown away by a number of senior projects. I feel like they're taken into account architecture, humanities studies...everything! It is so well rounded. I am so proud to be involved in this school. I go to graduation and know that the students who apply the knowledge they gain here will be working for the best firms or will have their own best firms in short order. It's so wonderful to be part of the fabric that makes the 'new' them." – Cynthia Burke, Lighting design instructor at DISD
  • CIDA ACCREDITED PROGRAM

    CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)-accredited programs assure the public that interior design education prepares students to be responsible, well-informed, skilled professionals who make beautiful, safe, and comfortable spaces that also respect the earth and its resources. CIDA provides a "quality signal" to students, parents and future employers and identifies a well-rounded and relevant educational program that will appropriately prepare a student for practice of the profession.

    Source: http://www.accredit-id.org/

  • YOUR CAREER PATH

    An example of what some of our graduates are doing today:

    • Amusement and Theme Parks
    • Hotels
    • Resorts and Spas
    • Hospital Design
    • Assisted Living Facilities
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Medical or Dental Offices
    • Restaurants
    • Cruise Ships
    • Museums
    • Exhibits and Convention Events
    • Schools
    • Airport Interiors
    • Stadium or Sports Arenas
    • Health Clubs
    • Libraries
    • Residential Homes
    • Churches
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