Strength of Interior Design Program Affirmed After Successful Accreditation Review
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) Interior Design program recently earned another six years of accreditation through the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
KCAD’s Interior Design program has been accredited by CIDA since 1974. Programs seeking CIDA accreditation voluntarily place themselves before the intense scrutiny of the interior design profession by participating in a rigorous peer review process. This process requires programs to conduct a thorough self-evaluation of compliance with CIDA Professional Standards and report results to CIDA.
(above and below) Interior Design students in the classroom
Programs seeking accreditation must also organize an extensive display of student work for CIDA’s review and host a three-member team of CIDA peer evaluators for an on-site assessment of compliance with CIDA Professional Standards. A report of the findings from this on-site evaluation as well as follow-up dialogue with the program forms the basis for a final decision on accreditation by CIDA’s Accreditation Commission.
“We’d like to thank the KCAD community for its support throughout this process,” said Assistant Professor and Interior Design Program Chair Tara McCrackin. “We are proud to be able to offer this accreditation to students pursuing their Interior Design degrees.”
Interim Dean of the College Ron Riksen added, “We’re pleased to have the excellence of KCAD’s Interior Design program reaffirmed with this latest round of CIDA accreditation, and will continue to provide our Interior Design students with an immersive educational experience that prepares them for successful careers.”
Learn more about KCAD’s Interior Design program at kcad.edu/interiordesign.