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8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego , California 92121

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8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
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About Design Institute of San Diego

Design Institute of San Diego is a prestigious for-profit private university located in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. With its strong emphasis on design education, this institution offers a unique learning experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the creative arts. While it’s a relatively young university, having been established just a few decades ago, Design Institute of San Diego has quickly gained a reputation for its commitment to excellence and innovative approach to education.

Nestled in the heart of sunny San Diego, this university provides students with the ideal backdrop for their creative pursuits. Known for its year-round temperate climate and stunning coastal views, San Diego offers a vibrant and inspiring environment for students to explore their artistic talents. From the world-renowned beaches and parks to the diverse array of cultural and artistic events, San Diego is a city that encourages and nurtures creativity in all its forms.

At Design Institute of San Diego, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of design disciplines. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs that cover areas such as interior design, graphic design, and design entrepreneurship. Whether students are interested in creating innovative interior spaces or developing visually captivating branding strategies, Design Institute of San Diego equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen fields.

One of the notable aspects of the university is its faculty, comprised of experienced professionals who are active practitioners in their respective industries. These dedicated faculty members bring real-world experience into the classroom, providing students with invaluable insights and industry connections. With small class sizes and a personalized approach to education, Design Institute of San Diego ensures that students receive individual attention and guidance throughout their academic journey.

Moreover, the university’s emphasis on hands-on learning allows students to apply their knowledge in practical settings. Through internships, industry partnerships, and collaborative projects, students gain practical experience and develop a professional portfolio that will set them apart in the competitive design industry. Design Institute of San Diego’s commitment to preparing students for successful careers is reflected in its strong alumni network, which provides opportunities for mentorship and career advancement.

In addition to its academic programs, Design Institute of San Diego offers a range of support services to enhance the student experience. These include career counseling, academic advising, and access to state-of-the-art design facilities. Students also have the chance to engage in extracurricular activities and join student organizations, fostering a sense of community and providing opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Located in one of the country’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities, Design Institute of San Diego offers students an exceptional educational experience. With its commitment to excellence, hands-on learning opportunities, and strong industry connections, the university prepares its graduates to make a meaningful impact in the ever-evolving world of design. Whether students aspire to become interior designers, graphic designers, or entrepreneurs in the design industry, Design Institute of San Diego provides the foundation for their creative and professional journey.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations