Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Interior Design

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What's Happening for Interior Design Majors

Both the ASID and IIDA student chapters at IUP offer students the opportunity to prepare for rewarding careers in interior design by belonging to the largest associations representing designers, the industry, and students. Through your membership in one or both organizations, you can participate in a wide variety of learning experiences and programs that complement your academic training. Through interaction with the society's thousands of practitioners and industry contacts, you gain insight into the professional aspects of interior design.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), IUP Chapter

The IUP chapter's aims and purposes are:

  • To provide the opportunity for professional interaction with outstanding leaders in the interior design field
  • To promote interior design awareness within the IUP community
  • To provide leadership opportunities for IUP students
  • To promote career understanding and aid in the transition into the professional field of interior design
  • To provide greater visibility of IUP's Interior Design program
  • To demonstrate and encourage active participation among group members
  • To encourage service to the community
  • To encourage growth beyond the classroom and demonstrate the relevance of education to the real world
  • To foster peer support

International Interior Design Association (IIDA), IUP Chapter

The IUP chapter of IIDA is one of six campus centers in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware chapter of this worldwide organization. Students are given multiple opportunities to participate in chapter-wide events as well as events hosted by the campus center.