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NEW CLASS: Advanced Portfolio and Presentation Techniques

Starting in the Winter 2016, UCLA Extension’s Architecture & Interior Design Program will be offering Advanced Portfolio and Presentation Techniques, the perfect class for students who have completed the Interior Design Certificate program and are ready to start the Master’s Program, or who want to put together their portfolio to land a job in the design industry.

Image courtesy Ziya Cetik

Image courtesy Ziya Cetik

Advanced Portfolio and Presentation Techniques will be taught by Ziya Cetik, MIA, LEED® AP ID+C, a graduate of the Master of Interior Architecture program at UCLA Extension. This course demonstrates the proper verbal and graphic skills needed to create the ideal portfolio and design presentation. The foundational software skills acquired in the Digital Presentation classes are enhanced by incorporating new digital design tools and printed/digital presentation techniques. Verbal presentation techniques and employer/client expectations are also covered. This is an integral course for those who are looking for internship opportunities or transitioning to the design industry as working professionals straight from school. 

Permission to enroll required. If you taken or are currently enrolled in Interior Design Studio II or have Advanced Standing for that class, then you are eligible to enroll in the course.

For more details and to register online, visit the Advanced Portfolio and Presentation Techniques registration page on the UCLA Extension website.


Don’t miss the ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop 2015!

On Saturday October 17, 2015 from 11:30AM to 4:30PM, grab your portfolio and head down to the UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center for the annual ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop! This year’s event will feature a panelist discussion and Q&A session with eleven special industry professionals–some of whom, such as Charrisse Johnston, Lucinda Pace, and Laura Schwartz-Muller, are graduates of the UCLA Extension/Cal Poly Pomona Master of Interior Architecture Program. Following the discussion will be a one-on-one portfolio and résumé review.

Space is limited! Register early so you don’t miss this opportunity!

Your portfolio (digital or printed) and résumé


REGISTERCLICK HERE or on the graphic below to register for this event!ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop 2015


Don’t miss the ASID UCLA Extension Portfolio Workshop on May 31st! Reserve your spot today!

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The Portfolio Workshop is a three-part series to learn tips on how to land your dream job in the Interior Design industry.

Creating a professional portfolio to properly display academic and/or personal work will play a vital role in your career. Whether you are looking to start a portfolio or improve one, we have an esteemed panel of guest speakers and reviewers at your fingertips. Please bring your notepads, resumes, portfolios, works in progress, and any questions!

The Portfolio Workshop consists of:

  • Resume/Cover Letter Composition Lecture by Katherine Fern, ASID
  • Portfolio Preparation by Joanne MacCallum, ASID
  • Interview Process by Lucinda Pace
  • One-on-One Review sessions with faculty and seasoned alumni!



IIDA SoCal 2014 Student Portfolio Competition

IIDA SoCal 2014 Student Awards

We are excited to announce that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter will be offering student awards totaling up to $15,000 in recognition of outstanding student work prepared during their last academic years. This includes the opportunity for one exemplary student to receive the prestigious Stephanie Tarr Award, valued at $5,000.

We invite you to participate in this competition, exclusive to IIDA Student Members, which provides students with great industry exposure and networking opportunities. The top award recipients will also receive a sponsored ticket to the 2014 Calibre Awards cocktail reception, dinner and program at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, where they will be celebrated with on-stage award recognition.

Awards are offered to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate in the field of Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Environmental Design at a College or University in Southern California (Master’s Degree candidates are not eligible for this award.) The awards are meant to provide financial assistance to students who have a record of accomplishment in their selected field of study and who show potential to advance the interior design profession.

  • Awards are available to students currently enrolled in at minimum their third year in their design curriculum.
  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their design degree curriculum, verified with accompanying [unofficial] transcripts.
  • Students must be IIDA members, or have recently submitted a membership application (on-line membership applications are available at www.iida.org).

Prize money totaling up to $15,000 may be awarded at the judges discretion.

  • Winners will receive their award in the form of a check on stage at the IIDA Calibre Awards event on May 9, 2014.
  • Winners will be featured in the Calibre Awards event program, and will also be featured on the IIDA Southern California Chapter website & blog following the event.
  • Award amounts will be decided by judges based on qualification of submissions. There is no guarantee of a winner(s).
  • A prize of honorable mention may be given at judges discretion.

Application Format:
The applications must be filled out using our online system. Use this form as a guide to gather your information ahead of time. Then, fill out the online application form.

Submission Requirements for Online Application:

  • Completed Application Form, including the required essay on a separate page.
  • Portfolio work sample.
  • Proof of IIDA membership.
  • Copy of [unofficial] school transcripts (Unsealed transcripts are readily available from the school admissions office or online).
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Student Recommendation Form (to be completed by interior design professional or educator).
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically – hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  • Completed applications must be submitted online by 11pm on February 24, 2014.
  • Applications will be reviewed and an email reply will be sent confirming receipt and completeness.

Key Dates & Deadlines:
Written Application and Sample Work Deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014

Verbal Presentation Day: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Shlemmer Algaze Associates, 18201 Von Karman Ave. Suite 120, Irvine 92612

A sample of project work is required to be submitted along with the written application. The verbal presentation is a review of your selected portfolio materials with a jury of industry professionals. The schedule of the Presentation Day will be confirmed after all applications have been submitted and issued, along with other details, to all eligible candidates. Participation is limited to twelve (12) students, chosen based on content of application and portfolio work sample.

Notification: All candidates will be notified of the results following presentation day via email.

Award Presentation: The 26th Annual IIDA Calibre Awards will be held on May 9, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Contact: IIDA@iida-socal.org

More information: http://www.iida-socal.org/students/studentawards/