The Youth Summer Design Workshop is a 10-day intensive workshop offering high school students with an opportunity to experience interior design firsthand. Explore the fundamentals of 2D and 3D concepts; learn basic drawing and illustration skills, play with color use and light effects, learn how interior environments affect human behavior, and leave the workshop with new friends, new perspectives and a personal portfolio full of your ideas. If you have an interest in pursuing interior design at the college level, make plans to attend this summer workshop. The workshop is limited to 12 students and we encourage you to apply early to ensure your place in the workshop.

A residential workshop from June 20-29, 2019

Fee: $1250*

*The fee covers your housing accommodation in a campus dormitory, a customized course book, drafting supplies/tools, and transportation to field trips in Muncie and Indianapolis. Meals are not covered by the fee. We suggest budgeting $20 to $25 per day to purchase your meals from on-campus dining facilities.


Experience the Interior Design program before college to see if this program fits your career goals. By the end of the workshop you will have a portfolio of work--a required component of the application process in many accredited interior design programs. By completing this workshop, we will waive an interior design 3-credit hour elective course if you declare a major in Interior Design at Ball State. The workshop blends 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. Outside of the workshop, activities will allow you to build lasting friendships and experience living on a college campus. Sample activities include an afternoon of shopping, movie night, bowling night, and use of recreational facilities—swimming, fitness, weights, Ping-Pong, and tennis.

We begin accepting applications December 1, 2018. Space is limited, so apply early. 1) Submit your application and release form with a $100.00 deposit; 2) Submit second payment of $500.00, due on March 1, 2019; 3) Submit final payment of $650.00, due on May 1, 2019. Note: If you missed the registration deadline, please call, space may still be available for you to attend. Call 765-285-1471 or e-mail Reza Ahmadi. The Interior Design program at Ball State is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).