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Our facilities allow you to get real, hands-on experience.

  • Child Care Center Facilities

    Child Care Center

    High quality, developmental childcare services in a safe, nurturing, and diverse learning environment. Available for preschool children (ages 3-5) of Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. The center is located in Turner Hall 163.

  • Fashion Design Studio Facilities

    Fashion Design Studio

    A variety of apparel construction, production, design, and merchandising courses are taught in this studio. Equipment used includes industrial and home sewing machines, sergers, and industry dress forms. The studio is located in Turner Hall 147.

  • A historic dress, gloves and hat on a display.

    Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection

    This collection teaches students about historic costume, how and why clothing changed over time, and how to properly care for historic garments. The Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection is located in Turner Hall 126.


  • Computer Laboratory

    Computer Laboratory

    Interior design and fashion students, as well as faculty, have access to a computer laboratory with a variety of software available.

  • Food Laboratory

    Food Laboratory

    This lab provides working space for courses in food preparation, food planning, food science, marketing, and cost control. Located in Turner Hall 131, the lab includes six complete kitchen units and a conference room.

  • Interior Design Laboratory

    Interior Design Laboratory

    All interior design studio courses are taught in the design studio. Located in Turner Hall 141, the lab includes 22 student workstations, 3 virtual reality stations, materials library, and lighting laboratory.

  • Textiles Laboratory

    Textiles Laboratory

    Introductory and advanced textile courses are taught in this laboratory. Located in Turner Hall 105, the lab includes spectrophotometer, testers - crease recover, snag, abrasion resistance, yarn twist, wrinkle, and tearing, laboratory wringer, solar UV simulator, pantone Textile Color selector, crockmeter, and drying oven.