About the Interior Design (ID) Bachelor’s Program
Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the Bachelor of Interior Design program provides a sound curriculum that prepares individuals as entry-level interior designers. The curriculum also may serve as preparation for continued study in graduate schools offering advanced degrees in interior design or related areas. The department also offers the accelerated bachelor to master’s degree program. Please see department website for more information.
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.
A grade of C or better is required in all ID and ARCH courses.
Communication Literacy Plan. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
Communication literacy (CL) in interior design is evidenced by competence in design skills (e.g., design graphics), competitive design, mastery of design communications skills (e.g., portfolio), and professional practice communication. The faculty members endorse a sequential approach to the CL plan with each course building on skills acquired in previous courses. The students begin their CL plan during the junior year. This positions them to be able to analyze, interpret, and communicate solutions to design problems and to be prepared to work in the profession or to move forward to graduate studies. The CL sequence concludes with ID 4388 , the senior capstone studio where students apply research, solve design problems, and graphically present a complex environment to meet the needs of specific clients that integrates all aspects of communication literacy. Courses in the Communication Literacy Plan are ID 3385 , ID 3386 ,ID 4307 , ID 4383 , ID 4388 .
Sophomore Portfolio Review. At the end of the third semester, sophomores submit a portfolio with representative work from specific studio courses (ARCH 1341 ; ID 1385 , ID 2381 , ID 2385 ). A consensus of opinion by the faculty is required for determining recommendations for the student. Prior to being admitted to ID 3385, students who received “conditional” evaluations must have met the recommended conditions identified by the reviewers.
Laptop Computer Requirement. All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to have a laptop computer. Minimum specifications can be found at www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/dod/computer.php.
Senior Portfolio Review. During the senior year students are required to present a portfolio to be reviewed by a jury of design professionals. This experience provides the student practice in critically evaluating, organizing, and presenting work.
Student Projects Policy. The Department of Design reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce design projects submitted by students. Work submitted for a grade is the property of the department and remains such until it is returned to the student.
Admission Requirements. For admission to the interior design program, freshmen must meet assured admission requirements and transfer students must have at least a 2.7 GPA.