Youth Summer Design Forum

Basic Information

Focus: Interior Design
Director: Reza Ahmadi
Address: Interior Design Program Department of CMID Ball State University, Muncie IN 47306
Phone Number: 17652851471

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Additional Information

Ages/Grades: 13-18
Camp Season: Summer
Setting:

Ten days on-campus OR three weeks online

Gender: Any
Camp Capacity: Muncie
Pricing: $1250 on-campus and $800 online
Activities:

Visit bsu.edu/website for additional information and schedule

Additional Information:

The Youth Interior Design Forum (YIDF) is a workshop open to high school students of any grade level and gives them the opportunity to experience interior design firsthand. The workshop blends tradition and innovation in creative learning, covering areas in applied critical thinking and exploration with materials. During the workshop, students explore the fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts, learn basic drawing and illustration skills, play with color use and light effects, and learn how interior environments affect human behavior. Upon completion, students will have a portfolio of work (a required component for the application for many accredited college interior design programs), an official certificate of completion, and a waiver for an interior design 3-credit hour elective course if the student decides to apply and major in Interior Design at Ball State University..

Forum participants explore the design process, concept development, graphic communication, lighting design, materials and furniture selections/specifications, perspective drawings, and much more. Professors and teaching assistants walk students through the process from the beginning to the end. Students also have the opportunity to learn from industry veterans representing design firms and organizations while creative industry leaders from around the country host guest lectures and Q+A sessions with students.

  • Three credit hours of program elective course will be waived, if the student decides to come to Ball State for their undergraduate degree and study in interior design.
  • Many interior design programs in the U.S. require the submission of a graphic portfolio for admission. Through this workshop, participants will have created a major piece of their portfolio that can be used when applying to these programs.
  • Students completing this workshop will gain knowledge and understanding of the design process in the field of interior design giving them a jumpstart in courses and confidence to advance.
  • Students completing this workshop are less likely to change their major at the end of the first year if they start interior design at a college level.