Current and Prospective Students

Course Information

The Interior Design major is required to take specialized courses in interior design including history of interiors and architecture, residential and commercial interior design, research and programming, professional practices, lighting, building codes and computer-aided design technology. Students participate in an internship in a related area.  Visual communication courses, such as drawing, rendering and AutoCAD, are taken in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Engineering and Technology.

Interior Design students must pass all required Interior Design, Art, and Technology classes with a grade of "C" or higher. Any student making a grade of "D" or lower MAY NOT proceed to the next level course until a grade of "C" or higher is achieved. 

Students must demonstrate successful completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school OR two semesters of the same foreign language in college.

If you do not have previous credit for the aforementioned foreign language courses, you will need to successfully complete two semester of the same foreign language in college. If two of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then enough additional hours to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree will fulfill the language requirement.

Transfer Students

Students should consider transferring into the program prior to meeting all general core requirements or course options will be limited.  The completion of ID major course requirements alone requires a minimum of eight semesters due to strict sequencing, regardless of other credit hours accumulated.

If you are transferring courses in from another college or university; please note that once you have completed the admission process your course work and application will be reviewed. Upon acceptance to Texas State, you will receive an Evaluated Transcript. This transcript reflects the courses that have been accepted by Texas State. You may check the Transfer Equivalency link below to look up how your courses will transfer to Texas State. You may click on the Undergraduate Admissions link below for an explanation of the admission process.

Transfer Equivalency 

Undergraduate Admissions 

Student Equipment and Supplies

Laptop Policy:

We recommend workstation Windows laptops. Most vendors have their own workstation models of laptops for example Dell Precision and Lenovo Thinkpad P-Series (there are many others these are just two examples). Gaming laptops are also acceptable however we recognize the likelihood of gaming laptops to be a bit more expensive and cumbersome to travel with, that is why we recommend workstation models.

See our computer requirements website for more detailed specifications on what to look for in a laptop.

Your enrollment in ID courses grants you Adobe Creative Cloud licensing while actively enrolled. Autodesk licensing is given by Autodesk themselves. Students must create an account with Autodesk using their Texas State email and verify their student status. Once this is done, Autodesk gives students special licensing to use their software products free of charge while pursuing a degree.

Download ID Student Supply List: ID 1320 Supply List

1988 Student Organization


Nineteen Eighty-Eight is Texas State's only Interior Design organization. It is a student run organization that combines both ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association) student chapters together to create place where the members can grow their knowledge of the design industry and prepare for a professional career. The organization is dedicated to helping students learn about the major, creating a fun filed environment with Interior design students from all levels of the program, and providing many opportunities for networking and relationship building within the professional design community. 


1988 was the year that the Texas State Interior Design program earned their CIDA accreditation (Council for Interior Design Accreditation). Programs accredited by CIDA voluntarily place themselves before the scrutiny of the profession to ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school, but also prepare them for future professional growth. CIDA accreditation is something our program takes pride in, and we remember this by the name of our student organization "1988"!