College Profile: Design Institute of San Diego

 
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Design Institute of San Diego is a private independent college, founded in 1977, and devoted to a single purpose: professional education in interior design. The faculty, resources, administration, physical facilities, and educational activities of Design Institute are entirely committed to this purpose.

The college seeks to teach, preserve and expand the knowledge of design, which is essential to the quality of life in the diverse society it serves, and to educate individuals capable of assuming significant roles in the interior design profession.

Our objective is to educate interior designers who are prepared for the professional world they will enter upon graduation. The curriculum and methods of instruction are intended to provide the student with: a broad understanding of the interior design profession, developing the student's creative, technical, and analytical skills as well as introducing the practical aspects of business and developing a keen awareness of the professional responsibilities of an interior designer.

The faculty is comprised of practicing interior designers, architects, artists, historians, environmental psychologists, engineers, computer technologists, lighting designers and business consultants; all working professionals in their fields who bring to the classroom practical instruction based upon current professional knowledge.

Undergraduate study in interior design provides an artistic, intellectual and technical foundation upon which to build not only a professional career, but a rewarding and meaningful life; productive for the individual and for the community as well.

General education courses provide the student with a grounding in the liberal arts traditions, values, and critical thinking, and the interior design major offers a solid foundation of professional study for a career in interior design. The four-year program leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree.

Since its founding, Design Institute graduates have enriched the profession through their training and their creative talent.
 
8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego, CA
92121
858-566-1200 (general)
858-566-1200 (financial aid)
858-566-1200 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Design Institute of San Diego Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
630 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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