It’s never too late to start a career in interior design

If you’re thinking of going back to school to kick-start a career in interior design, we’ll help you put together a course of study that fit your needs and puts you on the road to professional success. We offer:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA-1) in Interior Design

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to design, our MFA-1 is a full-time program that provides a comprehensive interior design education in just three years. No portfolio required to apply.

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 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 BFA 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.

Introduction to Interior Design

If you’re not sure if you want to pursue a certificate or degree but want to find out what interior design is all about, our Introduction to Interior Design course is a great starting point. Offered both online and in person, it will give you a glimpse into the field.


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