The University Design Center provides distinctive, rigorous, and transformative immersive learning experiences for Ball State students. Each year, interior design program faculty members lead teams of students in interdisciplinary, immersive experiences by working closely with community partners who wish to redesign their work space. We partner with other departments at Ball State and a number of design firms to enhance the learning experiences of our students and provide interaction between community partners and professionals.
Our program is a perfect fit for students who want to tackle real-world design challenges and creatively solve the functional and/or aesthetic issues of workplaces.
Our curriculum consists of six design studios and a number of graphic communication courses. We typically assign a community partner’s project to an upper level studio. The students are often teamed up with other disciplines such as architecture, art, and construction management students. Each team will come up with a set of documents for the first two phases of design process: programming and schematic design. These documents may consist of research, floor plan, furniture plan, lighting and electrical plan, material, finishes, furniture, fixture selections, and computer generated 3D models.
To view examples of student's work click here
Businesses that want to initiate a project can submit an application or contact our office.
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