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About AIID

The American Institute of Interior Design (AIID) is a private post-secondary institution offering a unique program of study in Interior Design. AIID has been educating Interior Design students continuously since 1988, and has over 1,000 graduates since its inception.

Accreditation and Licensing

AIID is institutionally accredited by ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. We have been continuously accredited since 2008 and strive to maintain the highest levels of educational operation and compliance. AIID is licensed to operate by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. We have been participating in Title IV financial aid programs since 2010.

Mission Statement

Our mission is “To provide students with the essential knowledge and tools to be successful in the dynamic field of Interior Design, through an accelerated training program that is challenging, rewarding, and fun”. Education is provided in a dynamic setting where the student is encouraged to explore creative solutions to solve Interior Design issues. At AIID, the student will find an atmosphere of personalized attention, student involvement and participation, and high academic standards. AIID provides detailed feedback and critique on student work, thereby closing the teaching loop and maximizing the student learning experience.


AIID believes in an accelerated, practical, and hands-on training approach to Interior Design. Because the instructors at AIID are all active Interior Designers themselves, the subject matter and training is relevant to current design issues. Instructors are committed to producing the most knowledgeable and efficient design graduates possible, and are willing to spend personal time to see that a student’s goals are achieved. AIID’s program goals are to teach the knowledge and skills to be successful and make money in the field of design.


Our faculty at the American Institute of Interior Design is world class. Our team consists of instructors who are experts in their field, and are trained and experienced teachers as well. Our handful of select instructors in the Interior Design program have an average of 15 years of practical and teaching experience in the field of design. All our faculty members are practicing interior designers as well as teachers, so students can be assured that they are receiving the most up to date and practical interior design education possible. We invite you to stop by and meet our faculty members to see if AIID is a good fit for you as you train for your new design career.

We also have an onsite Financial Aid Director to help guide students through their financial options to help pay for the cost of school.

Message From Our Founder

  • Judy Thompson – AIID Founder/Director
  • Interior Design Program Director
  • ASID Allied Member
  • Who’s Who in Interior Design
  • More than 30 years Interior Design Experience
  • More than 25 years Teaching Experience

Welcome to the American Institute of Interior Design (AIID) and thank you for your interest in our Interior Design Program. I believe that investing in your education is the best gift you can give yourself, and will allow you to keep pace in an ever-changing world as you strive to realize your dreams. What better field is there to study than Interior Design? I feel that the need for creative and talented Interior Designers will always be in demand, regardless of which cycle of the economy we are in. Whether a client is moving into a new “McMansion” or wants to fall in love again with the home they already own, Interior Designers will always be needed to help their clients realize the interior of their dreams!

What does Interior Design mean to me? Interior Designers enhance interior spaces to optimize functionality, aesthetics, and ensure the well-being of occupants. Outstanding design accomplishes these objectives, as well as inspires an intangible emotion when just the right combination of elements are brought together. It cannot be described simply by arranging furniture, choosing fabrics, and picking colors. Great Interior Design is about evoking an intended emotion and creating balance to an interior space. We at AIID are passionate about this field, and look forward to providing you the best Interior Design education possible. Our curriculum has been created to provide you with real world, hands-on training that, when combined with your individual talent, will set you on an exciting and rewarding career in the field of Interior Design. I believe that life is too short to settle for a career you are not passionate about! Contact AIID today to see how we can help put you on-track towards a great career in Interior Design!

Judy Thompson
AIID Founder and Director