June 28-July 7, 2018

This summer program objectives are to educate high school students of all levels who have interest in pursuing interior design at college level. The workshop is limited to 12 students. We encourage you to apply early to ensure a place in the workshop.

Participation in this workshop not only will assist the participants to make their final decision before committing themselves to four years of rigorous study in these fields but will also assist them to develop a portfolio, a required component of the application in many accredited programs. In addition, we will waive an interior design 3-credit hour program elective if you come to Ball State.

The Forum participants will attend Ball State University for ten days of intensive training. This workshop is offered from Thursday June 28 to Saturday July 7, 2018. Participants will be staying in a BSU dormitory. The total fee will be $1390.00 per participant and will cover housing accommodation, three meals a day, snacks, a customized course book, drafting supplies/tools, and transportation to field trips in Muncie and Indianapolis.

The Youth Summer Design Forum is an inclusive program and seeks to blend tradition and innovation in creative learning, covering areas in:

  • Applied Critical Thinking
  • Exploration with Materials
  • 2D Dimensional Fundamentals
  • 3D Dimensional Fundamentals
  • Basic Drawing and Illustration
  • Exposure to Color and Light
  • Interior Environments and Human Behavior
  • Professional Associations
  • The Legislature and Licensing

Activities outside of the classroom allow for students to interact with each other and to learn more about the Ball State campus. These activities include: an afternoon of shopping, movie night, bowling night, and recreational facility use (swimming, fitness rooms, tennis).

Application deadline:

  • Application with $90.00 deposit. We begin accepting applications December 1, 2017.
  • Second payment of $650.00 is due on March 1st.
  • Final payment of $650.00 is due on May 1st.

Note: We may have room to accommodate you, even if you have passed the deadline. Please call us to inquire.

For more information please call 765-285-1471 or e-mail rahmadi@bsu.edu.

To download the Application click here (PDF).

To download the Release Form click here (PDF).

The Interior Design program at BSU is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).

Visit www.bsu.edu/interiordesign for additional information.