Education

ARIDO recognizes 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)

Kurt Espersen-Peters Internal Coordinator
espersk@algonquincollege.com
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

Julia Biedermann, Ph.D, P.Eng, Chair - School of Engineering and Information Technology
jbiedermann@conestogac.on.ca
519.748.5220 x3212

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)

Dana Morningstar, Chair - School of Design
dmorningstar@fanshawec.ca
519.452.4430 x2943
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

Jo Anne Stewart, Coordinator
JoAnne.Stewart@GeorgianCollege.ca
705.728.1968 x1176
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

Kelly Gluck, Program Coordinator
kelly.gluck@humber.ca
416.675.6622 x4445
Humber North Campus
205 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 5L7
website

OCAD University | Toronto, ON

  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree (BEnvD)* This program is accredited by CIDA

Bruce R. Hinds, Chair - Environmental Design
bhinds@faculty.ocadu.ca
416.977.6000 x393
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

Lois Weinthal, Chair - School of Interior Design
weinthal@ryerson.ca
416.979.5000 x5188
Ryerson School of Interior Design
302 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 1Z5
website

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

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

Brad Culver, Coordinator - Bachelor of Interior Design
brad.culver@sheridancollege.ca
905.845.9430 x8611
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

Brian Hucker, Coordinator
bhucker@stclaircollege.ca
519.972.2727 x4482
South Campus - Windsor
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9A 6S4
website

Yorkville University (formerly RCC Institute of Technology) | Concord, ON
  • Online delivery Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)* This program is accredited by CIDA.
Sheri Crawford, Chair - Interior Design Program
905.669.0544 x1275
2000 Steeles Avenue
Concord, Ontario, Canada
L4K 4N1
 
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.