With a design library of current sources, a materials library modeled on those in professional design firms, and a professional-quality lighting lab, the School of Art & Design offers some exciting resources to help prepare students for the real world.
|Materials & Resources Library||Art & Design Library|
|Lighting Lab||Technology Recommendations|
In addition to on-campus resources, our location in the heart of Boston is a great advantage. There are a variety of designer showrooms within walking distance where students can experience the latest trends in interior furnishings and talk with sales reps to learn more about their products. Just a short subway ride away is the Boston Design Center, New England's largest collection of designer showrooms, catering exclusively to the trade.
There are several design associations that represent the interests of interior designers and the design community as a whole. These networks were created in an effort to uphold the highest degree of quality, professionalism, and education within the interior design community.
|International Interior Design Association (IIDA)|
In addition to these associations is the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam which must be taken in order to license or certify interior designer in qualifying states, as well as to become an NCIDQ professional member.