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    My name is Jacquie Baker and I am the Student Assistant for the Ball State University Department of Interior Design in the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. For the past twelve years Ball State’s Interior Design program has offered a high school workshop where high school students of all grade levels (including graduating seniors) learn about interior design in a hands-on way. The workshop explores fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts, basic drawing skills, use of color and light, and how interior environments affect human behavior. 


    I, myself, participated in this workshop the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. It was this formative experience that solidified my decision to major in interior design upon entering college. Learning some of the skills I would be taught during my first year of interior design classes, while also personally getting to know some of my future professors, was beneficial beyond compare. I highly encourage any interested student to participate in this immersive workshop experience.  


    This year we will be offering two options for workshops: 

    ·               A ten day on-campus workshop during the summer  

    ·               And (2) four-week online workshops during the summer 


    Registration for our summer Youth Interior Design Forum is open now.  


    In addition to participating in this workshop, your students will be able to build a portfolio of work, a required component of the application process for most accredited interior design programs. This experience helps in making the final decision about declaring “interior design” as a major while ensuring a smooth transition to college after this exciting campus experience. Furthermore, we will waive a required elective course for them, if they participate in the workshop and get admitted to Ball State University to study Interior Design 



    For more information and registration please go to our website at www.bsu.edu/designforum. 



    We would appreciate if you forward the attach flyer to interested students or their parents. 



    Please feel free to call 765.285.1471 or e-mail rahmadi@bsu.edu if you have any questions.  





    Jacquie Baker 

    Student Assistant to the Interior Design Department 

    Ball State University | Junior Interior Design Major