The New York School of Interior Design and Sotheby’s Institute of Art have joined forces to offer a program that enables students to complete both a Master’s degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a Certificate in Basic Interior Design from NYSID.

The Masters of Art program may be taken, with advisement, in most of the six fields of study offered at Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s campuses in New York and London. Coursework is completed at Sotheby's Institute of Art (SIA) in the first year; the second year includes intensive training in basic interior design at NYSID and culminates in a final master’s project undertaken with the guidance of faculty from both institutions. The project draws upon the studio and design techniques gained at NYSID with a grounded foundation in the historical, critical, and art business content offed by SIA.

For more information, contact Sotheby's Institute of Art’s admissions office at admissions@sothebysinstitute.com or 212-517-3929.


Sotheby’s Institute of Art / NYSID Curriculum

  • Example: American Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

    American Fine Art
    American Decorative Art
    Techniques and Materials of Art
    Methodologies of Research
    Field Study

  • Example: American Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

    American Fine Art II
    American Decorative Art II
    Research Seminar
    Collection Management & Connoisseurship
    Field Study

  • Example: Interior design curriculum at NYSID

    Historical Styles or Elective
    Basic Drafting
    Color for Interiors
    Visual Concepts
    Textiles for Interiors
    Master's Project Seminar

  • Example: Interior design curriculum at NYSID

    Historical Styles II or Elective
    Design Process
    Perspective I
    Elective
    Master's Project