Grow Your Career with an in-demand specialty.


Are you a visually creative person who likes the idea of impacting how people live? Make NYSID your next step after high school. Through our CIDA-accredited interior design programs—a certificate, associate, and BFA—you’ll explore how texture, light, color, and other design elements can make life better for people and the planet. After graduation, you’ll be prepared to work for top boutique residential firms, as well as all the major players in interior design and architecture. You could be designing homes, hospitals, hotels, and so much more.

A rendering of a lobby design made by May Ghadanfar, a 2017 BFA student
May Ghadanfar, BFA ’17
Yoga studio rendering by Aries Swangler, a 2017 BFA student
Aries Swangler, BFA ’18
Rendering of a lounge design made by Erika Barello, a 2018 BFA student
Erika Barello, BFA ’18
An entry way rendering by Xie Dongsheng, a 2018 BFA student
Xie Dongsheng, BFA ’18

Our sole focus on interior design means you’ll get a true deep dive into every single aspect of the industry and the multiplicity of careers and related jobs. It also makes our alumni network an invaluable resource throughout your entire career.

Here, you’ll find a diverse group of aspiring designers, hailing from more than 30 countries, enjoying student life that involves everything from trips to famous landmarks to movie nights on campus.

When they’re not on campus in the design epicenter that is NYC, our students are in places like Nantucket, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Chicago, and Florence — studying everything from contemporary design to interior gardens.

Our faculty are principals of their own firms and practicing designers at places like Gensler, HOK, Perkins&Will, and Rockwell Group. Something else they have in common: the belief that interior design has the power to improve human welfare.

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Sample Courses

  • Color for Interiors
  • Contract Design
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Environmental Science
  • Hand Drawing and Rendering
  • Lighting
  • Modern Achitecture & Design
  • Residential Design
  • Textiles for Interiors