Wednesday December 6th, 4:40 – 6:40pm in room FCS #216
You (or your representative) should bring anything and everything you wish to submit to the ID Portfolio Review to FCS #216 during that window of time. Early submissions are not allowed and late submissions – 6:41pm is LATE – will be rejected. Upon arrival, Professor Urquhart will be receiving your work and she will note the time you submitted and ask for you to sign off on your submission time and confirm your portfolio ID number. You will place you work on a table as instructed and then go and get a good s night rest. You will receive notice of your portfolio review outcome via email as soon as possible. We know you want results quickly and I assure you, faculty want to wrap up this process as soon as possible too.
Sarah Urquhart, Assistant Professor
Interior Design Program Coordinator
- Applications should be submitted online only. HERE
Have you ever wondered what it means to be an interior designer?
– First CIDA (formerly FIDER) accreditation received in March 1988 and has been continually
accredited since this date.
to continue in their interior design major.
who entered in fall of 2010 and graduated within a 6 year period).
Acceptance into Graduate Programs:
in Architecture, Construction Technology, Architectural Lighting, Sustainability, and Historic Preservation. 33% have
pursued studies out-of-state; 67% in-state.
Places of Employment for Recent ID Grads
– Interior Designer, Corgan
– Interior Designer, Duncan Miller Ullman
– Interior Designer, Lauckgroup
– Designer, RVK Architects
– Interior Designer, Sixthriver Architects
– Team Lead, RID, StudioSix5
– Interior Designer, LEED AP, JS Nolan+Associates Lighting Design, LLC
– Interior Designer, The Bommarito Group
– Interior Designer, Carson Design Associates
– Interior Designer, STG Design
– Space Planner, Dell
– Associate, RID, Zeigler Cooper Architects
– Lighting Application Specialist, RAB Lighting
– Interior Designer, RID, Studio 8 Architects
– Interior Designer, OZ Architecture
– Interior Designer, LEED AP ID+C, RID, Private Practice
– Interior Designer, RID, Schneider Halls Design, Inc.
– Interior Designer, RID, GSC Architects
– Associate, RID, LEED AP, PDR
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.
- To prepare students to be responsible and competent entry-level interior design professionals.
- To provide students maximum opportunity for intellectual growth and creative expression.
- To instill in students an enduring respect for humanity and the environment.
- To imbue students with a sense of service and social obligation.
- To serve as a socially responsive educational resource for the larger community.
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.
- Educate toward understanding the physical, psychological and social nature of design users to assess and meet their needs, goals and health-safety requirements.
- Develop student facility in graphic, spatial, and technical thinking.
- Provide a foundation that combines both critical and integrative thinking and the design process with that of basic knowledge and cutting-edge innovation in design, science, and technology.
- Teach problem-solving skills and encourage creativity toward formulating design concepts that are humane, aesthetic and responsive to the design program.
- Equip students with a fluent visual and verbal vocabulary to effectively and efficiently communicate design concepts and implementation to clients, colleagues and fabricators.
- Situate learning experiences to emulate the professional world as closely as possible in assessment, specification, management, collaboration and computer-aided activities.
- Afford ample opportunity to raise community, social and environmental consciousness in classes, projects and organizational activities.
- Continue program excellence through constant vigilance in applying CIDA Standards.
- Attract and retain quality students.
- Attract and retain qualified faculty to meet program needs.
- Promote student success by adjusting our facilities to support the most current ways that students think and learn.
- Prepare students for contributing to a sustainable world.
- Strengthen ties to the profession by maintaining a working Advisory Board.
- Respond to the urgent need for design educators by establishing a master s program.
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.
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.
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:
- ID 1320 Design graphics I
- ID 1321 Introduction to Design
- ARTF 1320 Basic Drawing
- ID 2321 History of Interiors
- ID 2322 Basic Interior Design
- ID 2323 Design Development
- ARTC 2305 Visualization and Presentation Techniques