Accredited Schools

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. Council 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

ACADEMY OF DESIGN TORONTO at RCC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (GTA)
Recognized Programs
  • Three Year Diploma, Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree

Laura Fyles, Chair
Interior Design Programs
T 905.669.0550
F 905.669.0551
lfyles@yorkvilleu.ca
www.aodt.ca


ALGONQUIN COLLEGE (EOC) CIDA
Recognized Programs:

  • FOUR -YEAR BAA* - Interior Design Program,
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design (2008, 2014)
  • Degree Bridge Program BAA - Interior Design
Kurt Espersen-Peters, Internal Coordinator
Room CA538, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON  K2G 1V8
T 613.727.4723 x 2438
F 613.727.7684
espersk@algonquincollege.com
algonquincollege.com

 

CONESTOGA ITAL (GVC)
Recognized Program:
  • FOUR-YEAR DEGREE, Bachelor Interior Design (BID)
Julia Biedermann, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chair, School of Engineering and Information Technology
850 Fountain Street South, Cambridge, ON   N3H 0A8
T 519-748-5220 x 3212
jbiedermann@conestogac.on.ca
conestogac.on.ca/interiordesign
*New program, first intake commenced September 2011


FANSHAWE COLLEGE (WOC)

Recognized Program
  • THREE-YEAR ADVANCED DIPLOMA, Interior Design (Bridge Program)
Helen Pearce, Chair, Interior Design
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., PO Box 7005 London, ON    N5Y 5R6
T 519.452.4430 x 2943
F 519.452.4226
hpearce@fanshawec.on.ca
fanshawec.on.ca


GEORGIAN COLLEGE (GTA)

Recognized Programs:
  • THREE-YEAR ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Degree Bridge Program to BAA-Interior Design
Jo Anne Stewart, Coordinator
1 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON   L4M 3X9
T 705.728.1968 x 1176
F 705.722.5135
jastewart@georgianc.on.ca
georgianc.on.ca

 

HUMBER COLLEGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED LEARNING (GTA) CIDA
Recognized Program:
  • FOUR-YEAR Bachelor of Interior Design (2007, 2016)

Zaiba Mian, Professor/Program Coordinator
North Campus - School of Applied Technology
205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, ON    M9W 5L7
T 416.675.6622 x 5114
F 416.674.7093
zaiba.mian@humber.ca


LA CITÉ COLLÉGIALE (EOC)

Recognized Program:

  • THREE-YEAR DIPLOMA, Interior Design
Marc Bissonnette, Director of ÉMAC
801 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa ON    K1K 4R3
T 613.742.2493 x 3060
F 613.742.2460
mbisso@lacitec.on.ca
lacitec.on.ca


ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY (GTA)

Recognized Program:
  • FOUR-YEAR DEGREE
Bruce R. Hinds, Chair of Environmental Design
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON  M5T 1W1
T 416.977.6000 x 393
F 416.977. 0235
bhinds@ocad.ca
www.ocad.ca

 

RYERSON UNIVERSITY (GTA) CIDA
Recognized Program:
  • FOUR-YEAR DEGREE - Bachelor Interior Design (BID) (2004, 2010)
Lois Weinthal, Chair
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON    M5B 2K3
T 416.979.5000 x 3250
F 416.979.5240
weinthal@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca

 

SHERIDAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED LEARNING (SOC)
Recognized Programs:
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma (2007, 2013)
  • FOUR-YEAR DEGREE, BAA-Interior Design
  • Bridge Program to BAA-Interior Design
Raymond Dunning, Coordinator Degree Program
Room J11d - 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON    L6H 2L1
T 905.845.9430 x TBA
F 905.815.4105
raymond.dunning@sheridaninstitute.ca
sheridaninstitute.ca

 

ST. CLAIR COLLEGE AAT (WOC)
Recognized Program:
  • Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (2005, 2011)
  • THREE-YEAR DIPLOMA - Interior Design

Brian Hucker, Coordinator
Room 311, Box 24-2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON   N9A 6S4
T 519.972.2727 x 4482
F 519.972.2743
bhucker@stclaircollege.ca
stclaircollege.ca


ARIDO will also recognize graduates from Canadian interior design programs accredited by CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, for Intern membership. For a list of other programs accredited by CIDA, please click here. Graduates from schools outside Canada should e-mail membership@arido.ca for information on how to apply for ARIDO membership.