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ID Interior Design

Experience Design

The Interior Design program provides learning experiences that focus on designing and planning safe, healthy, and appropriate environments for individuals and groups, including special-needs populations. The 4 year program includes computer-aided design, historic and contemporary interiors and furnishing, color and lighting systems, business practices, illustration, building codes and standards, architectural history and construction, as well as a professional portfolio development. Obtaining a degree in Interior Design will provide students with a plethora of opportunities and job positions within the design field.

Interior Design students participate in a wide range of design experiences: lectures, studios, seminars, group presentations and discussions, professional critiques, field trips, and field experiences. The interior design program has limited enrollment and emphasizes practical application of multidisciplinary principles to residential and nonresidential interior environments.

The following information will be helpful:

Dr. Sharran Parkinson

DOD would like to welcome the new Department Chairperson,
Dr. Parkinson.


Program Highlights
LEED Green Associate Exam

Fundamentals of Building Sustainability Seminar

Preparation to sit for the LEED Green Associate Exam
Sponsored by the Interior Design Program

Friday, March 27
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Ask an Adviser

Don Collier
Director of ID Program
Phone: (806) 834-3254
Office: HS 211C

Explore Opportunities

Interior Design students have a number of special opportunities:

  • Architecture Minor
    Interior Design students will get the opportunity to obtain a minor in Architecture while completing their studies in Interior Design.
  • Travel
    An annual tour is conducted each spring semester to one of the following cities: Chicago, New York, Boston area, and San Francisco in order to increase student's awareness to the world of interior design through the study of a specific city. Additionally, the program offers students an opportunity to study abroad in France, Italy, and several other countries.
  • Sophomore Portfolio Review
    A portfolio review is conducted at the end of the sophomore year where students are required to present their work from the past two years. Students must pass this review in order to move on to upper level courses.
  • Internship
    Students are given the opportunity to partake in a supervised internship as part of their degree plan. Internships are available with regional and national design studios, architectural firms, government agencies, and other settings.
  • Student Organizations
    Invaluable experience and prestige will be gained from participation in student organizations such as the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
  • Computer Applications
    Students have full access to several well-equipped computer laboratories that offer a variety of design oriented programs and applications such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, Google Sketchup, and much more.
  • Resource Room
    Interior Design students are given convenient access to a resource room with a large inventory of fabrics, floor samples, wall coverings, and other materials in order to produce sample boards and other projects.
  • Collaboration
    Another important part of the interior design field is collaborating with other professionals. A unique studio course is provided where three disciplines; interior design, architecture, and landscape architecture, are brought together to complete a design project.
  • Senior Portfolio Development
    Senior students are given the opportunity to produce a comprehensive portfolio during their last semester in preparation for graduation, which portrays a variety of their work and experiences.
  • Senior Show Case
    Interior Design students are required to partake in a show case where they display their finest work. Students, who qualify based on academic standing, compete for the "Outstanding Senior" award.