Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies

 
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Are you passionate about interior design and ready to learn more?

With 100+ courses, NYSID’s Institute for Continuing & Professional Studies (ICPS) has something for everyone, from general interest classes such as the art of choosing colors to advanced technological skills for the seasoned design professional. All classes are taught by NYSID’s accomplished faculty of interior designers, architects, visual artists, and art and design historians.

It’s easy to find the course you’re looking for – view selected listings by telling us how you’d describe yourself, by your area of interest, or see all upcoming classes.

 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leyden Lewis
Director, Institute of Professional and Continuing Education
212-472-1500, ext. 210 or icps@nysid.edu

 
 

Read the ICPS Bulletin: There’s Something for Everyone

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PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT:

Courses cover how to license your designs, entrepreneurship, exam prep, and residential lighting basics for designers. All these classes carry CEUs and LUs.

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN:

This six-week course is for people who are considering a career in interior design and provides a broad introduction to the profession and the process of interior design. It is offered in-person at NYSID and online.

COURSES FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT:

These 1 to 3 credit courses in design have no prerequisites and are open to NYSID students and the public. NYSID allows you to take up to 12 credits as a non-matriculated student, and those credits can be applied to a degree.

 

 

Learn from the Best

New York School of Interior Design is a great learning institution because of its faculty. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring practical and theoretical experience from their professional lives. 

 
 

I’m an Online Learner

 

Interested in interior design, but need the flexibility of learning at your own time or from a location of your own choosing? NYSID’s ICPS offers a range of courses for online learners:

 
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I’m Looking to Change Careers

 

You’re employed or have worked in other industries, but interior design is what excites you the most. Why not turn your passion into your profession? NYSID’s introductory courses can help you learn what it takes to be an interior designer, and see if it’s the right field for you.

 
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I’m a Lifelong Learner

 

You love to learn from experts and meet people who share your natural curiosity about all things design makes you the perfect candidate for many of NYSID’s ICPS courses. Take a look at what we have to offer this semester.

 
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I’m a Design Professional

 

You’re a working interior design professional or you work in a field related to interior design, and you’re looking to advance your career. NYSID’s ICPS offers a range of classes to enhance your skill set or expand your knowledge of emerging areas and opportunities.

 
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 I prefer to Browse by Area of Interest

 
 
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Introductory Courses

Introductory Courses

Take the first step towards your dream career as an interior designer or just get a great foundation in what makes this industry so exciting and dynamic with these introductory courses.

History of Design

History of Design

Every great designer knows to be truly revolutionary you need to know your history. These classes focus on noteworthy moments in design and how those landmark designs continue to impact today’s design.

Mastering Color

Mastering Color

Working with color in all forms – paint, textiles, light – is one of the most exciting things about begin an interior designer.  Mastering how to do it well can make a good designer great.  Enroll now in one of these popular courses.

Career and Business Advancement

Career and Business Advancement

Whether you’re launching your own firm or looking for new skills to advance your career, we’ve got all the right courses for your next step.