The curriculum at Design Institute of San Diego leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree, which is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Organized to allow students to build upon skills and knowledge in logical sequence, the curriculum addresses the development of creative, analytical, technical and communication skills appropriate to contemporary interior design practice.
Students move forward each semester to increasingly more complex learning experiences that help them build competency to appropriately identify and solve problems related to the rich contextual relationship that exists between people, the natural environment, and designed space.
Toward the completion of the program the curriculum addresses social, global and environmental issues and advanced experiences in critical thinking and effective visual communication. Additional upper division coursework prepares students to not only effectively analyze human behavior to meet the functional, aesthetic, social, and psychological needs of clients, but also prepares them to make a confident transition into professional practice.
Guided by the vision of an administration that recognizes the value of quality in academic pursuit and supported by a faculty of outstanding designers, architects, artists and scholars, students studying at Design Institute are educated on the premise that interior design is a creative art form requiring superior technical skills, a unique personal vision and a life-long commitment to professionalism.