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 Why is CIDA Accreditation Important ?

What is Interior Design?

The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. NCIDQ, the board for Interior Design qualifications, defines the profession in the best way.The professional Interior Designer is qualified by experience, education and examination, to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. Read the full definition from NCIDQ.

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Take the 3D Tour of NCIDQ’s Interactive (HSW) Floor Plan.

 Interior design comprises a relatively small segment of the entire building industry, but its impact is enormous. From homes to hospitals, restaurants to retail stores, schools to state houses, interior design directs and influences the look, the feel, the quality and the functionality of the interior environments we move in everyday.

57,000 interior design jobs. More than 100,000 total jobs in the design industry. $6 billion in sales. $46 billion in specified products.

Campus locations

  •  Flagstaff (Mountain) has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Astounding natural wonders, invigorating outdoor recreation and fascinating cultural attractions make Flagstaff a sought after destination. Set at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, and surrounded by lush national forests, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix. Midway between Albuquerque and Los Angeles and southeast of Las Vegas, Flagstaff enjoys a four season high altitude climate.
  • Scottsdale is just north of Phoenix with a population of 227,000. The New York Times described downtown Scottsdale as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach". NAU's facility is adjacent to Scottsdale Community College. Information concerning the Scottsdale location is contained on a separate Scottsdale page on this website.  

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