Have you ever wondered what it means to be an interior designer?
NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) defines the professional interior designer as "qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public." Graduates from our C.I.D.A.* accredited interior design program are qualified for careers helping others improve interior environments while expressing their own creative abilities. The C.I.D.A. accredited program at Texas State University is where students gain skills and knowledge in ideation and concept development, sketching, drafting, space planning, stylistic history and design theory, materials and construction, life safety codes and business practices. Graduates are academically prepared to take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination that must be passed to register as an interior designer in Texas and many other states.
*Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly F.I.D.E.R., Foundation for Interior Design Education Research, is the international accrediting agency for baccalaureate interior design programs.
The program exists to provide an educational experience that develops the ability to think critically, creatively, and ethically. It fosters an atmosphere of respect for the environment and all individuals towards bringing them to their fullest potential. It is dedicated to instilling character, integrity, compassion, diligence, and a lifelong pursuit of learning and professional excellence.
The interior design program built its original educational goals upon the definition of the professional interior designer in conjunction with the CIDA Standards in order to achieve its mission.
Students should consider transferring into the program prior to meeting all general core requirements or course options will be limited. The completion of ID major course requirements alone requires a minimum of six semesters due to strict sequencing, regardless of other credit hours accumulated.
If you are transferring courses in from another college or university; please note that once you have completed the admission process your course work and application will be reviewed. Upon acceptance to Texas State, you will receive an Evaluated Transcript. Thus transcript reflects the courses that have been accepted by Texas State. You may check the Transfer Equivalency link below to look up how your courses will transfer to Texas State. You may click on the Undergraduate Admissions link below for an explanation of the admission process.
Transfer Equivalency http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/future/transfer/equivalency-guides.html
Undergraduate Admissions http://www.admissions.txstate.edu
The Interior Design major is required to take specialized courses in interior design including history of interiors and architecture, residential and commercial interior design, research and programming, professional practices, lighting, building codes and computer-aided design technology. Students participate in an internship in a related area. Visual communication courses, such as drawing, rendering and AutoCAD, are taken in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Engineering and Technology.
Interior Design students must pass all required Interior Design, Art, and Technology classes with a grade of "C" or higher. Any student making a grade of "D" or lower MAY NOT proceed to the next level course until a grade of "C" or higher is achieved.
Students must demonstrate successful completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school OR two semesters of the same foreign language in college.
The Interior Design faculty conducts a portfolio review for all Interior Design majors at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Your minimum grade must be a "C" in all required ID and ART courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.25. You must also have completed or be currently enrolled in the following courses prior to the submission date for the review: