Education

We recognize quality interior design education programs at Ontario universities and colleges through ongoing involvement with these institutions, their students and graduates. A number of ARIDO-recognized programs are also accredited by CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Council provides the foundation for excellence in the interior design profession by setting standards for education and accrediting academic programs that meet those standards. The CIDA accreditation signifies that the interior design program is meeting educational requirements to prepare graduates for entry into the profession. Members of ARIDO have participated in the Council as volunteers on the guidance committee, standards committee, board of visitors, and accreditation committee since 1972.


ARIDO-recognized Interior Design Programs in Ontario


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology | Ottawa, ON

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design (BAAID)* This program is accredited by CIDA
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design (BAAID)

613.727.4723 x2438
Ottawa Campus
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 1V8
website


Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Cambridge, ON

  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID) Program intake commenced September 2011* This program is accredited by CIDA

Cambridge Campus
850 Fountain Street South
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
N3H 0A8
website


Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology | London, ON

  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID) Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)

London Campus
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
London, Ontario, Canada
N5Y 5R6
website


Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology | Barrie, ON

  • Honours Bachelor of Interior Design, 4-year degree

Barrie Campus
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4M 3X9
website


Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Toronto, ON

  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)* This program is accredited by CIDA

Humber North Campus
205 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 5L7
website


OCAD University | Toronto, ON

  • Bachelor of Design Degree, Interior Design Specialization (BEnvD)* This program is accredited by CIDA

100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1W1
website


Ryerson University | Toronto, ON

  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)* This program is accredited by CIDA

Ryerson School of Interior Design
302 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 1Z5
website


Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning | Mississauga, ON

  • Honours Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)* This program is accredited by CIDA.

Hazel McCallion Campus
4180 Duke of York Blvd
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5B 0G5
website


St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology | Windsor, ON

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design

South Campus - Windsor
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9A 6S4
website


Yorkville University (formerly RCC Institute of Technology) | Concord, ON

  • Online and on campus delivery Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)* This program is accredited by CIDA.

2000 Steeles Avenue
Concord, Ontario, Canada
L4K 4N1
website

*ARIDO also recognizes educational credentials from the U.S. and Canadian interior design programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Click here to visit the CIDA website to view a list of programs currently accredited by CIDA.

Applicants who have graduated from schools outside Canada should contact membership@arido.ca for information on how to apply for ARIDO membership.