Family and Consumer Sciences

Youth Summer Design Forum

Sunday June 21 to Friday July 3, 2015

Ball State University Interior Design Program is pleased to announce its eighth summer workshop: the Youth Summer Design Forum!  The workshop aims at the education and training of high school students (9-12 grades) who have interest in pursuing interior design or arts at college level. The workshop is limited to 12 students. We encourage you to apply early to ensure a place in the workshop.

We are also pleased to announce that this year we offer five scholarships of $500.00 for each participant who demonstrates creative ability, leadership and achievements in high school.  Scholarship recipients will be selected from those whose applications demonstrate interest and creative ability in the field of interior design or fine arts and superior achievement in high school classes.  Please forward the following materials in addition to two applications, if you are applying for the scholarship: 

  1. An essay up to 200 words telling us why you should receive this scholarship 
  2. A copy of your resume 
  3. A copy of your transcript

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. 

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

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

Click here if you are interested in attending the residential workshop at Ball State University.

Visit and for additional information.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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