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

Monday–Thursday
10am–4pm
Cost: $1,090 with materials (per course) | refund policy

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If you have questions about the program, contact our office at admissions@nysid.edu or 212-472-1500 x205.

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Housing is available (additional fee)

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. Housing is available for an additional fee (summer only).

Pre-College Summer 2017 Scholarship Competition: Make Room!

NYSID is hosting a competition open to summer 2017 Pre-College students—create your dream room! This could be any kind of room (bedroom, kitchen, library, etc.) that reflects your interests as well as your sense of style. We are looking for a room design that shows a strong use of space, a great sense of color, and a unique approach to interior design. The winner will gain free tuition to the Pre-College program this summer. This scholarship is open to high school students who will begin their sophomore, junior, or senior year in fall 2017.

In order to be considered, please submit the following requirements.

Visual Requirement: A collage of your ideal room using magazine cut outs AND/OR a hand rendering of your dream room via pencil, paint or marker

Written Requirement: A brief essay (one page typed) explaining your design

Send images and essay as attachments in one e-mail by June 1 to precollege@nysid.edu. Be sure to include your full name in the title of your email (e.g: “John Doe’s room images & essay”).

This scholarship is for Pre-College tuition only and cannot be applied to other costs associated with the program. In order to register for the Pre-College program, you must pay the full tuition amount. As space is limited in the program, we do not recommend waiting for scholarship decisions before registering. If you are a scholarship recipient, the tuition cost will be refunded to you.


Refund policy for all Pre-College courses: Refunds must be requested at least ONE FULL WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST SESSION or no refund is permissible. To drop a course you must notify NYSID in writing. All refunds are issued by check, regardless of the student’s method of payment. Click on this link for more information regarding the refund policy: www.nysid.edu/icps/refunds

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