Korean publication names interior design program among world's best
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Korea’s top publication for designers has named K-State’s interior design program among the top 15 design schools in the world.
Design Journal’s August 2009 report listed 15 schools. K-State was the only public university on the list. Other American institutions were Yale University, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, The Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts of New York.
“It is an honor to be recognized on the international platform for the exceptional interior design program we have here at Kansas State. The hard work of our outstanding faculty and students has resulted in this select reputation,” said Jana Hawley, head of the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design.
The report includes an interview with Hyung-Chan Kim, assistant professor of apparel, textiles, and interior design. Kim was born in South Korea, and his understanding of Asian interiors has added real-life insight to class assignments for the interior design students, Hawley said.