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08/30/2010

Interior Design Program Earns CIDA Accreditation

 

HENDERSON, NV /PRNewswire/ – The Art Institute of Las Vegas recently announced that its Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree program has been awarded accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Accreditation was awarded for the maximum term of six years (from 2010 to 2016).

The Art Institute of Las Vegas is the second interior design program in Nevada to acquire this prestigious accreditation.

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent nonprofit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. CIDA ensures a high level of quality in interior design education through three primary activities: setting standards for postsecondary interior design education; evaluating and accrediting college and university interior design programs; and facilitating outreach and collaboration with all stakeholders in the interior design community.

"Accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation reinforces the quality of our program," says Francisco Virella, dean of academic affairs at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. "The accreditation process has been a group effort. From the leadership of the interior design academic director, Nancy Bohnett, and her devoted faculty, to the help from a very committed student body, we successfully demonstrated our program's academic achievements and strengths."                

Heading up the program since 2006, Bohnett is a state-licensed interior design professional. Bohnett's experience as a practicing interior designer includes work with some of Las Vegas' largest hotels as well as commercial and residential properties in nine states. She holds her NCIDQ certification, and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Architecture and Design.

"I am proud of this accomplishment and what this decision means for our current students. This accreditation demonstrates that our curriculum meets the quality standards set by the interior design industry," notes Bohnett.

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design program is a learning experience developed for students who wish to enhance their professional skills for industries including commercial, residential, health care, furniture/textile, kitchen and bathroom, architectural, and hospitality design. The program teaches traditional and computerized design skills. Course topics in the Interior Design degree program include space planning, textiles, and lighting. Interior Design degree students develop a portfolio to showcase their work to potential employers. Las Vegas serves as an excellent community to study interior design with the combination of the World Market Center, ongoing design-related conferences, and the changing landscape and buildings.

For more information about The Art Institute of Las Vegas' Interior Design program, visit www.artinstitutes.edu or call (800) 833-2678.

The Art Institute of Las Vegas is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.

For additional information, contact Devra Pransky, Sr. director of communications, The Art Institutes: (412) 995-7685, or dpransky@aii.edu.

Source: The Art Institute of Las Vegas (www.artinstitutes.edu)

 

 
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