Joint Program with NYSID and Sotheby’s Institute of Art

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 may be taken, with advisement, in most of the six fields of study offered at Sotheby’s Institute’s campuses in New York and London. Coursework is completed at SIA in the first year; in the second year intensive training in basic interior design at NYSID 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 and is grounded in the historical/critical/art business content of the first two semesters of study.

For more information, contact us The Sotheby Institute’s Admissions office at admissions@sothebysinstitute.com or (212) 517-3929

Sotheby’s Institute / NYSID Curriculum

1st Semester

Example: American Fine and Decorative Art @ Sotheby’s Institute

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

2nd Semester
Example: American Fine and Decorative Art @ Sotheby’s Institute

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

3rd Semeseter
Interior design curriculum @ NYSID

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

4th Semester
Interior design curriculum @ NYSID

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