Study interior design in New York City during the summer of 2016!Pre-College
Summer 2017

Design Your Future

Pre-College I: July 10–20

Pre-College II: July 24–August 3

Cost: $1,090 with materials (per course)

Registration will open in early 2017. If you have questions about the program, contact our office at or 212-472-1500 x205.

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This program—open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors—will immerse you in the practice of interior design. You’ll study color, materials, architectural drawing, and digital media. You’ll visit design firms and museums, and spend your downtime hanging out in the nation’s design capital. And all classes are led by the same established designers that teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs. This program will build your portfolio, answer questions about your future, and a give you head start in interior design. Students receive one undergraduate credit for completion of each course.

040 Pre-College I: Learn the basics of interior design, and complete a small residential design project. Learn to draft and understand floor plans, come up with a design concept, put together a color scheme, select furniture and materials, and visit showrooms and design offices. Pull it all together in the design of a NYC apartment.

041 Pre-College II: Take your basic interior design knowledge to another level, and design a small café or hotel lobby. Visit design offices, meet professional designers, and gain an understanding of a more complex space. (040 Pre-College I is a prerequisite)

The Pre-College program is open to high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Housing is available for an additional fee (summer only), and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship Competition

NYSID is hosting a scholarship competition. Create a collage of your dream room and write a brief essay to enter for this full-tuition scholarship. Deadline for applying to the scholarship competition is May 15, 2017. More details to come!