On May 16, 2022, Meredith College’s Interior Design program officially received reaccreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The reaccreditation will last for the next six years.
The CIDA has spent more than 35 years working to advance the profession of interior design by continuously improving and enhancing interior design education.
This reaccreditation means Meredith’s interior design program met the 16 professional standards the CIDA uses to evaluate interior design education and its ability to prepare students for the professional field. The 16 professional standards are divided into two parts: the program’s identity and context and the knowledge acquisition and application students gain.
Being reaccredited by the CIDA attests to the quality of Meredith’s interior design program. Students can be assured when choosing CIDA accredited programs that they will receive an education that meets the rigor of peer review and will develop the skills and knowledge required to practice as interior design professionals. Future employers will also take note of candidates who have graduated from accredited programs.
Meredith’s interior design program will continue to receive valuable input from the CIDA to ensure they are up-to-date with current requirements and trends in the industry. The reaccreditation announcement will remain on the CIDA’s website for the next six months.