NYSID is the only institution of higher learning in New York devoted exclusively to the design of the interior environment. We are a nationally ranked, independent, fully accredited college of design and have been in continuous operation since 1916.
Our graduates go on to work in—and establish—prestigious commercial and private firms (like David Scott, Mica Ertegun, Anne Eisenhower, Rick Shaver, and Mariette Himes Gomez, to name a few). NYSID alumni, as well as current students, see their work regularly featured in publications like Interior Design, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and Metropolis. The people who work and study here love what they do; they're committed to making a difference in the landscape of this profession. They win awards. They change the way we live.
Our beautifully renovated Renaissance-Revival campus is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a heartbeat away from world-renowned museums, galleries, and design showrooms. We have state-of-the-art computer-aided design technology in our classrooms and high tech plotters and graphic printers in our studios. We are as proud of our history as we are of our commitment to the cutting edge. Local professionals and academics alike use us as a resource.
NYSID'S faculty is full of successful and actively practicing designers, architects, visual artists, writers, and scholars. Class sizes at NYSID are small (studios typically range between 10 to15 students), so you'll get to know your teachers well, and they you.
If you study here, we will encourage you to seek out your full creative potential; we will nurture you, guide you. We'll also challenge you to love hard work. Why? We feel it's essential our students acquire all the elements and skills they'll need to grow, with design, through the 21st century. Interior design is thriving and full of opportunities.
The focus of the CIDA-accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program is on the development of the professional interior designer's ability to formulate, propose, and carry out creative design solutions in a safe and pleasing fashion. With the required professional...
The NYSID BA in the History of the Interior and the Decorative Arts program provides students with an undergraduate liberal arts degree in art history with a special focus on the interior environment and the objects it contains. The curriculum consists...
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program fulfills the
minimum of two years of college-level interior design education that is
required along with the requisite work experience to be eligible to
become a Certified Interior Designer in the State...
Basic Interior Design (BID) certificate program provides an
introduction to interior design with emphasis on fundamental skills and
knowledge in interiors, architecture, and the visual and decorative
arts. On completion, students can continue...
The Master of Fine
Arts in Interior Design – Professional Level (MFA-1) program is
formulated to provide students, possessing a baccalaureate degree in an
unrelated field, with an advanced degree containing the
professional-level education to become licensed...
Master of Fine Arts - Post-Professional Level (MFA-2) in interior
design is a full-time 60-credit program for those who have
undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior design, or closely
related fields. The program focuses on advanced studio and...
The NYSID Master of
Professional Studies (MPS) in Sustainable Interior Environments is a
one-year post-professional program focused on specialized knowledge,
thinking, and skills, structured to prepare design professionals to
assume leadership roles in developing...
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