Scottsdale

Our Scottsdale location offers Junior and Senior year classes in the Phoenix area. Students typically transfer from Community Colleges. The program is articulated with the two year interior design programs in Maricopa County Community Colleges, allowing the transfer of most first and second year credits. Scottsdale is a commuter campus with evening classes catering to students who have daytime obligations. 

Work shown in the video below is from the Scottsdale location. The remainder of the work on this website is from the Flagstaff location.

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Interior Design Program Accredited by CIDA

 

Watch Video: Accreditation Scottsdale Exhibit (short)YT

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Watch Video: Scottsdale Accreditation Visit Exhibit (Detail Version) YT

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

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Accreditation

 

The NAU School of Art’s interior design program in Scottsdale has received accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), www.accredit‐id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503‐4014.This accreditation affirms the program's excellence and rigor and its ability to prepare students for professional interior design careers. CIDA is recognized as the leading authority on interior design education by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The certification is for six years, the maximum period allowed, after which NAU will have the option to renew its accreditation again. Accreditation enables NAU graduates to qualify for certification in states such as Nevada, compete favorably for jobs where graduation from a CIDA accredited program is preferred, and places us on a par with other regional programs.

 

NAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association accrediting body. As one of six regional accrediting bodies in the U.S., it covers 19 states.  This allows credits from NAU to transfer to almost any other University internationally. The Interior Design program is pursuing specific Interior Design accreditation by a reliable authority on interior design education. Educational standards at professional-level interior design programs that culminate in a bachelor’s degree are evaluated and accredited by this council.

Student Success Data- Scottsdale

Job Placement

63% of the students that graduated in May, 2014 are employed in the interior design profession. 

Acceptance into Graduate Programs.

There were no applicants into Graduate Programs. We encourage graduates to work in interior design prior to applying to graduate school. This allows them to strengthen their application, understand where they wish to specialize and gain necessary experience to take the NCIDQ professional examination. 

Graduation Rates (2 years)

46 % of students who entered the program in 2012 graduated within 2 years and 57% graduated within 3 years. 

Retention/Attrition (2 years)

35 % of declared majors continued on to the senior year.