Institutional Accreditation

Miami International University of Art & Design, including its branches – The Art Institute of Dallas and The Art Institute of Tampa – is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami International University of Art & Design and its branches.

Programmatic Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Ml, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Design granted by Miami International University of Art & Design meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

Program Licensure

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in interior design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and as such, meets the educational requirements for licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Students seeking licensure in interior design are recommended to confirm all requirements with the state of their choice.

State Licensing

Miami International University of Art & Design is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2581.