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Interior Design

The Youth Interior Design Forum (YIDF) is a workshop open to high school students of any grade level. We encourage graduating seniors who plan to attend Ball State University to attend this workshop to have a smooth transition to college and have a jump start. The workshop blends tradition and innovation in creative learning, covering areas in applied critical thinking and exploration with materials. Learn More

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High school students will experience a variety of design fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Attendees will work closely with both faculty and current college students, who take an active role in the learning process and engage individual students to teach the basics of structural and environmental design. Design projects will test the participants' creative problem-solving skills. Learn More

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Architecture + Planning Camp @CAP: INDY

Our College in partnership with AXIS Architecture professionals will host a one-week, workshop for high school students in grades 9-12 interested in learning about architecture, site evaluation, ecology, sustainability, planning, sketching, and 3D modeling using SketchUp. Learn More

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Urban Planning Workshop

This one-day workshop for high school students is taught by Ball State Urban Planning professors and students. Attendees will play games and engage in activities to learn how cities make decisions about land use and how ordinary citizens can take part. Learn More

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“Build your mind, we will give you the professional knowledge you need. They are professions that are designed to make people’s lives better, more productive, and enjoyable. These professions create places and spaces for people to thrive.”

—Rod Underwood, Professor of Architecture

 On campus or online, students will:


  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Basic Drawing & Modeling Skills
  • Create College-Ready Portfolios
  • Explore Design Material
  • Traditional and Innovative Critical Thinking


  • Work closely with faculty
  • Meet college students in the program
  • Explore a college campus
  • Connect with alumni in the field


Whether you’re a student or the parent of a prospective student, we're here to answer your questions. For more information about our summer program options contact us.