Frank Alvah Parsons started the first-ever interior design program here in 1906, defining the field as both a creative practice and scholarly work.
Ryerson’s workshop-based experiential ID program has been significantly enhanced by the recent addition of an in-house digital fabrication lab boasting cutting-edge equipment.
With its devoted focus, an average class size of 13 and a 10-1 student-faculty ratio, this 100-year-old school guarantees students a close-up, in-depth look at an increasingly multifaceted field.
Based in Brooklyn, Pratt’s School of Design sees New York City as an ideal lab for interior design students to develop both local and global perspectives and ultimately “connect the practice … to larger issues of habitation, cities and society.”
RISD’s Department of Interior Architecture has located itself “at the intersection of architecture, conservation and design,” where advanced studio work in adaptive reuse is carried out by undergrads and grad students alike.
The University of Manitoba’s interior design degree, offered through the Faculty of Architecture, stands out as the only masters-level program in Canada with Council for Interior Design accreditation.
Despite launching just shy of 20 years ago, the University of Montreal’s Interior Design program, offered through the Faculty of Environmental Planning and Design, has quickly developed a solid research- and theory-based foundation.
Established in 1951 and relaunched in 2012, the RCA’s Interior Design program within the School of Architecture has garnered top position in the QS rankings for three years running.
Established in 1982 by a group of design world elites, including Alessandro Mendini and Andrea Branzi, the Domus program gives students front-row access to some of the most illustrious creative minds in Italy.
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