Considering a transfer to Design Institute of San Diego? We assist numerous transfer students each year and our Fast Track Transfer process makes it a breeze! We’ve streamlined the process so that you can remain focused on the excitement of beginning a new journey and finding a happy home at DISD. Just follow these three, simple steps:
Design Institute of San Diego's annual Instagram summer contest #DISDStepsOut is back! Summertime is the best time of the year for travel and sightseeing. As designers or just lovers of great design, we want to see the wonderful architectural landmarks, fabulous interiors and interesting art pieces you encounter during your summer adventures. Here’s what you’ll need to know:
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Design Institute of San Diego has been named one of the top interior design schools in the country by Schools.com. DISD offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and recently received a six-year accreditation by the Western Association Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 19, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Design Institute of San Diego (DISD) today announced it has received a six-year accreditation by the Western Association Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) joining the ranks of other WSCUC accredited colleges and universities, such as San Diego State University, USC, UCLA and University of California San Diego. The WSCUC accreditation program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and certifies institutional eligibility for federal funding, including student access to federal financial aid. DISD offers a single focused Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
DISD Graduate and NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle Inductee, Victoria Gough
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Design Institute of San Diego graduate Victoria Gough as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
DISD Student Volunteers from L-R: Thanh, Hope and Kathleen. Photo courtesy of A Bridge for Kids
Have you ever aspired to fulfill a dream that seemed completely unattainable without the help of some sort of miracle? In these instances, it’s the generosity of non-profit organizations such as A Bridge for Kids that really make the impossible suddenly possible. As an organization, they focus on helping students who excel academically but come from low income households, making it a challenge to pursue a college education. Through their fundraising and sponsorship efforts, A Bridge for Kids is able to help set high-achieving, underprivileged teens on the path to success.
Priya working on the Hampton Inn & Suites in Redmond, WA
Coming from a family in the construction industry, Design Institute of San Diego graduate Priya Chopra naturally took an interest to the built environment. “What fascinated me the most was interiors,” she says. “I believe being at DISD made me love the interior design business more.” When Priya, originally from India, decided she wanted to study interior design in the United States, she did her research on the “Top 10” Interior Design schools in the country. DISD was one of them.
DISD Student Eva Gao competes in her first student charrette competition on February 28th
Not hitting snooze on her alarm at 5:00 a.m. on February 28th is the best thing DISD student Eva Gao did this year. Despite her own desire to stay in bed, she made the trek up to the LPA office in Irvine instead to participate in the IIDA SoCal Student Charrette Design Competition. Getting up early to attend her first ever charrette set off a whirlwind of exciting adventures in the months that followed for this budding interior designer.
Design Institute of San Diego's annual summer contest #DISDStepsOut is back! Summertime is the best time of the year for travel and sightseeing. As designers or just lovers of great design, we want to see the wonderful architectural landmarks, fabulous interiors and interesting art pieces you encounter during your summer adventures. Here’s what you’ll need to know:
Ask Design Institute of San Diego beloved instructor Lily Robinson if she believes that people ever stop learning, and we’ll bet her answer is an enthusiastic “No.” Lily recently received her Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning from the University of California, San Diego. When she began teaching at DISD in 2004, she already had a Master of Architecture (MArch) from Parsons School of Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis with an emphasis in Interior Design from Cornell University, under her belt. “I had always known that I wanted to teach at the college level,” she explains. “Many colleges require a Master’s degree in order to teach so I wanted to have credentials which enabled me to teach at the widest variety of venues.”