The interior architecture and design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Design Degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Design granted by the University of Idaho meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design Student Achievement Data
The Interior Architecture and Design Program, located in the College of Art and Architecture, is proud of the success of our graduates. A number of graduates continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree, often times following the seamless B.I.A.D./M.Arch option we offer in collaboration with the Architecture program. Additionally, graduates have the additional options of the Master of Integrated Architecture and Design and the Master of Bioregional Planning and Community Design, offered by our college.
Our program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Employers of our Graduates
Walt Disney Co., Orlando, FL
WDEC, Beijing, China
LSW Architects, Vancouver, WA
Virgin Hotels, NY and FL
Studio PHC, Malibu, CA
Callison, Seattle, WA
Mithun, Seattle, WA
CollinsWoerman, Seattle, WA
NBBJ, Seattle, WA
Interior Architects, Seattle, WA
RICE FERGUS MILLER, Bremerton, WA
Contract Resource Group, Spokane, WA
Herman Miller, Seattle, WA
Lombard Conrad Architects, Boise, ID
OEC, Boise, ID
Babcock Design Group, Boise, ID
Hummel Architects, Boise, ID
CSHQA Architects, Boise, ID
Studio Interiors LLC, Boise
L'Heureux Page Werner Architecture, Great Falls, MT
Design West Architects, ID and WA
DK Mullin Architects, Moscow ID
Boora Architects, Portland, OR
Stateline No. 7 Architects, Casper, WY
100% of the students who graduated in May 2019 and actively searched for employment in the design disciplines were employed by October 2019.
Graduation Rates for CIDA Cohort
100% of students from the May 2019 graduating class who applied to graduate school were accepted. Students apply to national and international graduate schools, as well as our Seamless B.I.A.D./Master's in Architecture Program. Students entering the seven year Seamless B.I.A.D./M.Arch program apply to the Architecture Program prior to the beginning of the fourth year of study in the Interior Architecture and Design Program. In past years students have also entered graduate programs at Purdue University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Université Stendhal-Grenoble, and the University of Idaho.
Retention/Attrition for CIDA Cohort
Students undergo two application and admission reviews — one at the transition from first to second year to ensure solid foundation and successful completion of prerequisites before entering the second year, and another between sophomore and junior year, which also entails a portfolio review. Students meeting GPA and performance criteria, including quality portfolios, qualify for admission to third year and are considered the studio cohort for that year.
Seniors who graduated in 2018 have successfully passed the 2016 summer portfolio and admission to third-year review. 100% of the students admitted to the third-year Interior Design Program during the summer 2016 review returned and enrolled in fall 2016 — two as study abroad students in Italy and the remainder at the Moscow campus, putting attrition rate at 0%. Of those admitted to third-year in 2016, 60% of the cohort graduated on time in May 2018 and 16% graduated in December 2018 to complete second major and second minor requirements, along with additional academic needs. 16% are completing their degrees and are on track to graduate in May 2019. A leave of absence for one year during spring 2017 was granted for personal reasons to one student, who is completing their degree and is on track to graduate in May 2019.
75 % of the first-year students with a declared major in Interior Design who enrolled in fall 2014 returned in the fall of 2016, putting attrition at 25%.