If you’re ready for an overall introduction to the field of interior design, our one-year Basic Interior Design certificate program might be for you. Although it’s a non-degree program, your credits here can be applied to an AAS or BFA. You can take classes part-time or full-time, and you can participate in person or online. No portfolio is required for admission.
The curriculum emphasizes the fundamental skills and knowledge of interior design, architecture, and the visual and decorative arts. Introductory courses focus on drawing, design concepts, and design history, thereby building a foundation-level understanding of the technical and aesthetic principles essential to comprehending space planning, color, drafting, and materials and finishes. The BID certificate alone is not sufficient for graduates to be eligible for licensure without further professional education and experience. Gainful employment disclosure.
The Basic Interior Design online certificate provides the same rigorous education that we offer on campus, but with greater flexibility. NYSID instructors teach every course and the curriculum and learning goals are the same as the onsite courses. You can study on your own time and at your own pace — watch recorded lectures and demonstrations, participate in active discussions with fellow students and the instructor, and access handouts and assignments whenever it is convenient for you.
Students matriculated in the onsite BID (with the exception of international students) may take up to 9 credits in the online format; students matriculated in the online BID may take up to 9 credits in onsite courses. Any academic credits earned online will directly apply to future degree programs. International student requirements are listed here.
For more information about the BID program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 472-1500 x205.
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