IDC Student members are individuals enrolled in post-secondary interior design education at any university, college, or accredited school in Canada.
Students pay $50 annually or one-time amount of $150, for the time they are enrolled as a full-time student in an institution accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). IDC is offering students a reduced membership fee for the remainder of the year.
How IDC helps students:
- Online access to job opportunities through the Career Centre
- Direct connection to members plus invites to industry events
- Access to nationwide education seminars and webinars (CEUs)
- Annual awards and scholarships program
- Subscription to i+D magazine, the industry-leading North American design magazine
- Industry news and updates through monthly newsletters
- Promotion of your work through IDC’s social media channels
- Advocacy tools to help you succeed
- Credentials for future employers
Annual Scholarships & Bursaries:
- The Robert Ledingham Scholarship – awarded to one or more candidates who have recently been accepted, or who are currently enrolled (within their first year of study) in graduate school at the master’s or doctorate level.
- Bob’s Your Uncle Bursary – awarded to one or more emerging professionals who, for reasons of financial hardship, are unable to join their provincial interior design association as an Intern/Provisional member.
- Wayne Thomson Bursary – awarded to one or more candidates under financial hardship who have recently completed the IDFX, IDPX and are eligible for or have completed the practicum for the NCIDQ.
- Value of Design Awards (VODA) student competition – recognizes student projects that outline the design process, challenges, research and business drivers, the inspiration for the direction, steps for implementation, and benefit to the client.
What students bring to IDC:
- Help move the profession forward
- Add strength in numbers
- Contribute new and innovative ideas
- Advocate for the profession
Students can learn more about the standards that make up the interior design professions. These standards include specific education, experience, and examination requirements – better known as the “Three Es.”