Department of Design Housing and Merchandising First year INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW M E M O R A N D U M To: Prospective Interior Design Majors
From: Bill Beitz, Clinical Instructor
Interior Design Program Coordinator To enter the second year of the Interior Design Degree Program at Oklahoma State University, student performance must be evaluated in the First Year Design Review. The Review assesses academicperformanceat the college level, reading comprehension and writing ability as demonstrated in the Writing Review, and visual communication abilities as demonstrated in the Portfolio Review. Students who have met the following criteria may participate in the First Year Interior Design Review.
Successfully completed 30 hrs of undergraduate coursework by August 2007
Minimum overall GPA of 2.5; Minimum Major GPA of 2.5
Completed or enrolled Spring 2007 in the following interior design or major related courses listed below. A grade of “C” or better is required:
3 hrs. MATH (1513, 1483 or 1493)
NOTE: courses in BOLD type are absolute requirements for the review.
Passed the written component, scheduled March 3, 2007 in 038 HES 10:00-12:00
Passed the portfolio review with work/projects from DHM 1003, 1123, and Art 1103(if available)
*all students should accumulate and organize the work/projects/class assignments.
* Purchase of expensive professional portfolios is NOTrequired, and is discouraged.
* Portfolios are due Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in HES 421 Admission to the sophomore level of the Interior Design Program will be determined by a combination of GPA, portfolio quality, writing ability, and attendance record in DHM courses. A maximum of 36 students will be accepted for admission to the sophomore level. A minimum total score of 75 is required to be accepted. See your advisor if you have any questions. Students entering the sophomore level are required to have their own lap top computers with appropriate software by the start of the fall semester. Specifications for hardware and software are included. The required text: Time Saver Standards for INTERIOR DESIGN and Space Planning, by Chiara, Panero, Zelnik. ISBN 0-07-134616-3. Check designer book clubs and internet vendors for best price
Specifications for required Laptop Computers Windows XP Professional (NOT Home)
1-2 GB memory
80 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM
CD-RW/DVD drive (DVD-RW would be the most beneficial)