Institute for Continuing &
Professional Studies (ICPS)

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NYSID’s Institute for Continuing & Professional Studies (ICPS) has a course that fits your needs, whether you are a professional looking to acquire a new skill or credential, a design enthusiast seeking to nourish your passion, or you're interersted in pursuing a career in interior design. All classes are taught by NYSID’s accomplished faculty of interior designers, architects, visual artists, and art and design historians.

For more information, contact or call (212) 472-1500 x350.


Graphic Communications & Technology Courses:
Subjects include courses in AutoCAD for Mac and PC users, Revit, Vectorworks, SketchUp, and more

Professional Enrichment:
Courses cover how to license your designs, entrepreneurship, exam prep, and residential lighting basics for designers. All these classes carry CEUs and LUs.

Introduction to Interior Design:
This six-week course is for people who are considering a career in interior design and provides a broad introduction to the profession and the process of interior design. It is offered in-person at NYSID and online. Learn more.

Courses for Academic Credit:
These 1 to 3 credit courses in design have no prerequisites and are open to NYSID students and the public.  NYSID allows you to take up to 12 credits as a non-matriculated student, and those credits can be applied to a degree.

Take a Class!

If you register for all courses in a specific suite at the same time you will receive a 10% rebate.* Suites include: Residential Lighting Design, Design Entrepreneurship, Telling Your Story, Design Center Tours, AutoCAD (PC), AutoCAD (Mac), SketchUp, Adobe Apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), 3dsMax, In the Trade, and Elements of Classical Architecture and Proportion.

Residential Lighting Design

CE533 Illuminating the Residential Kitchen
CE536 Illuminating the Residential Bathroom
CE740 Residential Lighting: Lighting the Outdoor Room and Landscape
CE744 Lighting Layout Fundamentals: Guidelines and Recommendations
CE745 Creative Lighting Strategies

Design Entrepreneurship

CE912 Strategies in Marketing Your Design Practice
CE913 Strategies in Managing Your Design Practice
CE914 Future Planning: Scaling Your Design Business for Growth

Design Business Practices

CE200 Telling Your Story: How to Catch an Editor's Eye
CE202 Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers
CE337 Styling the Interiors Photoshoot
CE350 Run Your Design Business Efficiently with StudioWebware

Design Center Tours

CE154 Tour the New York Design Center with Judy Sheridan
CE155 Tour the Decoration & Design Building with Judy Sheridan
CE156 Tour the Architects & Designers Building with Judy Sheridan

AutoCAD (PC)

CE410 Basic 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD
CE411 Intermediate 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD

AutoCAD (Mac)

CE412 Mac Users: Basic 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD
CE414 Mac Users: Intermediate 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD


CE435 Basic SketchUp
CE436 Intermediate SketchUp
CE437 Advanced SketchUp

Adobe Apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

CE431 Basic Adobe Photoshop
CE432 Basic Adobe Illustrator
CE433 Basic Adobe InDesign


CE416 Basic 3ds Max
CE417 Intermediate 3ds Max

In the Trade

CE147 Insider’s Guide: Sourcing Historic Textiles and Wallcoverings
CE148 Insider's Guide: Sourcing Rugs

Elements of Classical Architecture and Proportion

CE169 Principles of Classical Architecture–Design and Detailing
CE199 The Art and Practice of Geometric Proportion

*Rebate is not applicable if courses are added at different times or if any course in the suite is dropped. Learn more about tution and drop fees.