Interior Design Program Receives Six-Year CIDA Re-Accreditation

Philadelphia University’s B.S. in Interior Design program has earned another six-year accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The interior design program is now accredited until 2020.

In its Summary of Accreditation Decision, CIDA said its decision was based on the program’s demonstrated achievement of sixteen accreditation standards that address the preparation of graduates for interior design practice.

Those standards include critical thinking, professional values and processes that provide the framework of interior design practice, as well as the mission, goals and curriculum of the program. Core design and technical knowledge providing historical, theoretical and technical contents of interior design practice were considered along with program administration standards.

CIDA said the re-accreditation confirms the quality of PhilaU’s interior design program, thus assuring employers the program has prepared graduates with the skills and knowledge required to practice interior design.

Philadelphia University’s interior design program was ranked tenth in the nation in DesignIntelligence’s 2014 survey of hiring firms to determine which schools best prepare students for professional success. Read more.

“These achievements, along with numerous student competition wins and great job placements of our upcoming graduates, have made this a very good year for PhilaU’s interior design program,” said Lauren Baumbach, interior design program director.

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