Interior Design Entry-Portfolio Review Instructions

General Information • Download the Spring 2022 Instructions

Review Schedule

■ Submit your transcript and portfolio digitally by 11:59:59 p.m. on May 5, 2022.
■ Late submission will not be considered for review.
■ Entry-Portfolio Review: Faculty and jurors will review portfolios beginning May 9, 2022.
■ All students whose portfolios are reviewed will receive the results of the review by email after checking other admission requirements such as pre/co-requisites, GPAs, etc.
Confirmation Email Required: Expect a result email within two weeks of the review, and you must respond timely if you accept or reject our acceptance if you pass the review.

Note to Applicants

Any student not passing the Entry Portfolio Review may:

■ Retake ADES2630 at the next course offering scheduled date and/or
■ Resubmit a process portfolio at the following year's Entry-Portfolio Review.

Students may choose either method listed above one (1) time. In other words, retaking of ADES 2630 and/or resubmission of a portfolio is allowed only one additional time the following spring semester.

Note to Applicants who are Reapplying

Any student not passing the Entry Portfolio Review may:
■ Email your transcript to:
Email must be postmarked before 11:59:59 p.m. on April 27, 2021.

■ No portfolios will be reviewed at other times during the academic year.
■ All students must pass the Entry-Portfolio Review before being admitted to upper-division classes.
■ Failure to present work according to these guidelines will result in the removal of the portfolio from consideration.
■ No Interior Design faculty or staff member at the University of North Texas will assist a student in pre-screening or selecting the pieces for this portfolio to avoid giving any student an unfair advantage over others who might not have access to the faculty. The student’s selection process will provide evidence of critical, analytical skills.
■ Files submitted in a format other than Portable Document Format, PDF, are disqualified.
■ Faculty may request the submittal of original work after the review.

Submittal Process

Students currently taking ADES 2630 — Drawing for Interior Design 


Access Canvas and upload a PDF of your transcript to “TRANSCRIPT.”
File name format: (Eight-digit student ID number) (Dash)(First name)(Dot)(Last name)
For example 10934567-Phillip.Park.PDF

The unofficial transcript shows that the student has successfully completed with a grade of C or better, or is currently enrolled in the following courses:
■ ADES 1625 Introduction to Interior Design
■ ADES 2630 Drawing for Interior Design
■ ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal and Virtual)
■ ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative and Representation
On your transcript, please highlight the courses above.

Process Portfolio

Access Slideroom and upload a single PDF file of your process portfolio.
File digital file name must be your UNT Student Identification Number only. For example: 10934567.PDF

■ Files submitted in a format other than Portable Document Format, PDF, are automatically rejected.
■ The student’s name should not appear on any of the work below. Any portfolio with a student name clearly readable on individual projects will be disqualified.
■ Your name will appear on Slideroom.

Portfolio Content

The Process Portfolio contains creative work that exhibits competency in manual drawing, drafting and hand skills.
All work should exhibit competency in craft, application of appropriate design principles and elements, critical thinking, organization and creativity.

It must contain the following.

A. Schematic sequence including the following:
■    Multiple images of a physical model demonstrating an understanding of three-dimensional space. Color is allowed.
■    Concept development, quick sketch techniques, and design development for the three-dimensional model submission. Color is allowed.
■    Concept statement. The statement should not exceed 50 words. Note the total word count in the upper right-hand corner of the page. This total does not include the project name. Place the concept statement in the Process Booklet.

B. Sketching sequence
■    Two to three freehand sketches of interior spaces. Color is allowed.

C. Drawing sequence in black and white only including the following.
■    Floor Plan with furniture demonstrating an understanding of plan graphics, scale, drafting conventions (line quality, symbols, identification/ labeling, accuracy), and lettering.
■    Interior Elevations demonstrating an understanding of plan graphics, scale, drafting conventions (line quality, symbols, dimensioning, identification/ labeling, accuracy), and lettering.
■    A Perspective Drawing demonstrating an understanding of three- dimensional space.



The interior design program leading to the B.F.A. in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The B.F.A. in Interior Design granted by the University of North Texas meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:


Note: Should you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-4001. For voice access, dial 1-800-RELAYTX (735-2989). Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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