The Expertise of New York School of Interior Design, On Your Schedule.

NYSID's online classes are all about convenience and flexibility without sacrificing any of the academic rigor of an onsite class. You’ll watch lectures and interact with the same faculty members that teach in our classrooms, receive assignments, participate in discussion boards, and get to know your classmates the way you would in person.


Two Types of Online Learning Experiences

Self-Paced: Individual classes, the Basic Interior Design certificate, and Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design are self-paced. You can sign in whenever you can to watch pre-recorded lectures and get weekly assignments. Weekly login participation is required.

Real-Time: MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments program, you join your instructor and classmates via video conferencing for discussions in real time.


The BID certificate program is a great introduction to the field of interior design, with a series of self-paced classes on topics like drafting, color, textiles, and more. No portfolio required and credits earned online can be applied to future degree programs.

The Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design, offered onsite and online, emphasizes core studies in a range of residential and commercial design studio courses, technology, and graphic communications, as well as courses in the history of architecture and the decorative arts.

The MPS-S program is offered onsite and online, with live classes delivered via video-conferencing at set class times. You can enroll full-time (completing the degree in one year) or part-time. 


Individual Classes

We offer a wide selection of self-paced online classes. The credit courses are offered on the semester schedule (see Academic Calendar), but the non-credit courses, such as Introduction to Interior Design, follow their own schedules.


“You do not feel like you're online at all. It's like physically being in a classroom. The professors can be easily reached, and the format is well structured so it’s almost instinctive to successfully complete the courses.”

—Sandrina Rubelli, Venice, Italy