SBID pioneered engagement between universities and industry in the UK in its founding year. It was selected among three design professional bodies by Interior Educators (a group of University course leaders representing the nation’s Interior Design Course content) with a Memorandum of Understanding held between SBID and IE. Until that time education and employment had not engaged in the sector of interior design. SBID went on to assist IE in in formal registration as a charity.
SBID then assessed interior design course content provided at a variety of universities for suitability in a commercial environment to present, as invited, to the governments Minister of Universities. SBID was approved to assess content suitability for practice. It remains the unique design body with this credential, owning the intellectual property and copyright of assessment criteria for accrediting and recognising a University degree course.
Ten years on, in 2018 SBID had directly collaborated with 97 British universities across the UK whose students had engaged in at least one SBID Education Programme.
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SBID Recognised universities are those whose course modules meet the SBID standards for interior design training but have not applied the SBID Accredited course module structure recommended to ensure a student will receive the highest standard of training required to become a practising professional interior designer.
Students enrolled at any SBID Recognised University can apply for free student membership.
The following Universities are recognised for providing interior design related courses that SBID deem suitable for a career in the profession of interior design.
The above advertised destinations do not indicate any partnership with SBID.
Supporting interior design initiatives in education, SBID assess how fit-for-purpose tuition transfers to the commercial world.
SBID was appointed to assess national interior design course content for suitability to the corporate environment.
Supporting Interior Design with student competitions to help forge successful careers in design.
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