Education

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

Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology
Concord, ON / Online delivery
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactErin Melvin
Chair - Interior Design Program
telephone905.669.0550
address2000 Steeles Avenue
Concord, Ontario, Canada
L4K 4N1

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Ottawa, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design (BAAID)*
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design (BAAID)
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactKurt Espersen-Peters
Internal Coordinator
telephone613.727.4723 x2438
addressOttawa Campus
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 1V8

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Cambridge, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
Program intake commenced September 2011
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactJulia Biedermann, Ph.D, P.Eng
Chair - School of Engineering and Information Technology
telephone519.748.5220 x3212
addressCambridge Campus
850 Fountain Street South
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
N3H 0A8

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
London, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
contactDana Morningstar
Chair - School of Design
telephone519.452.4430 x2943
addressLondon Campus
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
London, Ontario, Canada
N5Y 5R6

Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology
Barrie, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
contactJo Anne Stewart
Coordinator
telephone705.728.1968 x1176
addressBarrie Campus
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4M 3X9

Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Toronto, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)*
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactKelly Gluck
Program Coordinator
telephone416.675.6622 x4445
addressHumber North Campus
205 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 5L7

La Cité collégiale - Le Collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie
Ottawa, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Diplôme d'études collégiales de l'Ontario - avancé
contactLouise Labine
Coordinnatrice, Design d'Intérieur
telephone613.742.2483 x2101
addressCampus d'Ottawa
801 promenade de l'Aviation
Ottawa (Ontario) Canada
K1K 4R3

OCAD University
Toronto, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree (BEnvD)
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactBruce R. Hinds
Chair - Environmental Design
telephone416.977.6000 x393
address100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1W1

Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)*
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactLois Weinthal
Chair - School of Interior Design
telephone416.979.5000 x5188
addressRyerson School of Interior Design
302 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 1Z5

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Mississauga, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
  • Degree Bridge Program to Bachelor of Interior Design Degree (BID)
* This program is accredited by CIDA
contactRaymond Dunning
Coordinator - Bachelor of Interior Design
telephone905.845.9430 x8729
addressHazel McCallion Campus
4180 Duke of York Blvc
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5B 0G5

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
Windsor, ON
addressProgram Information
  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interior Design
contactBrian Hucker
Coordinator
telephone519.972.2727 x4482
addressSouth Campus - Windsor
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9A 6S4


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.