Advisory Committee

The Interior Design program Advisory Committee meets 3 – 4 times during the academic year. This committee provides essential connections with industry professionals, the BID program faculty and students. The goal is to engage in a dialogue about the program curriculum structure, semester progression, and program improvement opportunities to meet industry expectations of student interns and graduates in professional practice. The committee consists of 4 – 8 practicing industry-related professionals, one internal student representative from each year of the program, the Interior Design program Chair or designate and the Dean or designate from the Faculty of Arts.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Committee and connecting to the interior design program, contact the Program Chair.

Primarily it’s a Party Foundation

Primarily It’s A Party! is a large interior design industry event that has been held every spring for over 25 years. This event connects the Calgary Interior Design community and began as a way to thank industry for their support of the program and its students. In 2011, program Alumni stepped up to organize and continue this valued industry event with a focus of increasing fundraising for program students. 

In the fall of 2018, with the support of the Interior Design Department and Mount Royal University Alumni Relations, program alumni began a registered nonprofit entity Primarily It’s a Party Foundation. Funds raised by the Foundation at this event continue to support the BID program through student initiatives, scholarships and bursaries.


Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)

Since 2011, a full-time senior interior design faculty member has held a position as an Ex-Officio member representing Interior Design Education on the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) Council. The faculty representative and an elected student representative attend the majority of Council meetings and provide input on items related to the practice of interior design and Licensed Interior Designers in the province of Alberta. 

Safety Codes Council of Alberta (SCC)

In 2020 a full-time senior interior design faculty member was appointed as the higher education representative to the Barrier-Free Sub-Council. The SCC has 12 Sub-Councils, 12 technical and 1 policy, the Barrier-Free Sub-Council. This sub-council reviews related areas of the National Building Code to ensure that the code reflects the inclusive design needs of all users, proposes required changes, and produces the Alberta Barrier-Free Design guide to ensure that people who design the built environment have the necessary information to design spaces that consider the safety, health and well-being of all users.

CIDA accredited

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 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 Bachelor of Interior Design degree granted by Mount Royal University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information, visit NCIDQ Exam eligibility.

Learn more about our CIDA accreditation.