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 will initially be admitted as a Pre-Interior Design major (124.99) until they complete ID 1320; ID 1321 or TECH 1413; and ARTF 1302 with a grade of C or better and earn a Texas State GPA of 2.25 or higher. When the student has met these requirements, they may apply for admission to the Interior Design program (124.00).
The Interior Design major is required to take specialized courses in interior design including history of furnishings and architecture, residential commercial interior design, research and programming, professional practices, and portfolio development. Students participate in an internship in a related area. Visual communication courses, such as drawing, rendering and CADD, are taken in the Art and Design Department, and the Engineering and Technology Department.
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.
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 in ID 1321, 2322, 2323, 3322, 3323, TECH 1413, and ARTC 2305 may not proceed to the next level course until a grade of "C" or higher is achieved.
The Interior Design faculty conducts a portfolio review for all Interior Design majors immediately upon completion of all their ID 3322 course work. The purpose of the review process is to ensure that the most qualified students, evidenced by adequate skill and knowledge levels, will advance in the program. Students must pass portfolio review to proceed to ID 3323.
If two of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then enough additional hours to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree will fulfill the language requirement. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters or the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
ICON is the only print and online publication that is 100% to-the-trade, earning a reputation as the voice of the interior design industry nationwide. More than 60% of design firms in the United States receive ASID ICON with an editorial team that is second to none, written by experts in the field. The magazine has won numerous national publication awards for both content and design.
MooreCo, a commercial and educational furniture design manufacturer, held their inaugural furniture design competition on our campus this semester. The event was judged by a team of 5 individuals from local design/architecture firms, staff from MooreCo including product design engineers, VP of Business Development, and their CEO.
Last Thursday evening MooreCo held an awards reception at their south Austin showroom for the students, faculty, their staff, and local design community. Six of our interior design students were recongized and won awards.
Texas State Interior Design Students Kendall Webster, Maria Castillo, and Jessica Wilhelm received honorable mentions. Senior Aryn Massler received 3rd place and awarded an ipod touch, Sophomore Mariela Davila won 2nd place and received a $600 cash prize, and Senior Molly Padilla received first place and a $1500 cash prize.
MooreCo was very exited about the work our students produced and will be working with the finalist to see about developing several of their ideas into their future product lines.