School of Interior Architecture Earns CIDA Reaccreditation

Bachelor and master degrees meet CIDA Professional Standards

Denise Rush and Crandon Gustafson, School of Interior Architecture, with CIDA Accreditation Exhibition

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce its Bachelor and Master of Interior Architecture degrees meet Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Professional Standards and have been awarded accreditation for a term of six years, effective August 2015. Achieving accreditation is a strong signal of a program's commitment to delivering a quality professional-level education that prepares students for entry-level interior design practice.

To earn this accreditation, the BAC's Interior Architecture program demonstrated achievement of 16 CIDA accreditation standards, which are evaluated within the context and overarching purpose and intent of the program. The standards broadly address the evolving components of graduate preparation for interior design practice. They include critical thinking, professional values, and processes that provide the framework of interior design practice; as well as core design and technical knowledge that provide the historical, theoretical, and technical contents of interior design practice.

Earning CIDA accreditation attests to the quality of the BAC's Interior Architecture program, and parents, students, and employers of graduates can be assured that the program meets the rigor of peer review and develops the skills and knowledge required to practice interior design. The accreditation process provides the program with valuable input for continued development and assists the program in adapting to meet evolving professional requirements as CIDA updates standards.