Undergraduate Study

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We’re experts at preparing interior designers for professional success, whether you’re looking to kick off a new career or sharpen a specific set of skills. And we are consistently ranked one of the top interior design schools in the U.S. by Design Intelligence.

We offer:

Basic Interior Design (BID) certificate program

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 required.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Interior Design

In this two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program – which can be done full-time or part-time – you’ll master some of the fundamental skills required to be a practicing interior designer in both residential and commercial design.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design

Combining a comprehensive interior design curriculum with a strong liberal arts education, our professional-level Bachelor of Fine Arts program offers a rich and memorable college experience – the kind only New York can offer. You’ll leave the program fully prepared to start your interior design career.

Building Blocks

NYSID Undergraduate Building Blocks

Each of our undergraduate offerings feeds into the next. If you’re not quite ready to commit to the BFA program, you can begin with a certificate or an associate’s degree. The credits you earn can be applied directly toward a BFA if and when you choose to continue with your education.