NYSID announces new Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies

New York, NY - June 4, 2009 - New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) has launched its first ever Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies, with more than 25 courses to be offered this fall in three different locations. The classes will primarily be geared toward the design professional, with a few general courses for those with an interest in interior design.

There will be a diversity of noncredit workshops, and professional development classes and lectures carrying CEUs and LUs, all taught by NYSID’s outstanding faculty of highly accomplished interior designers, architects, visual artists, and art and design historians.

For design professionals who are looking to broaden their client base or want to enhance their marketing strategies, a variety of courses will be offered, including Breaking into Healthcare Design, Identifying and Building Client Relationships, and BRANDED! Are You a Designer or Are You a Brand?

There will also be a number of courses on sustainability practices, with everything from Preparatory Workshop for the LEED Professional Accreditation Exam to Sourcing Green Products to Green Light!: Introduction to Sustainability and Lighting for Designers.

A range of technology courses will also be offered, providing the interior designers the opportunity to stay fluent in the latest computer programs. Classes include: AutoCAD 2006 to AutoCAD 2009: What’s New?, Introduction to Revit, and 3D Image Modeling Using 3D Studio Max.

The majority of classes will take place at the New York School of Interior Design, but there will be select classes at the Design & Decoration Building, 979 Third Avenue at 59th Street and the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue at 32nd Street.

Call 212-472-1500, ext. 209 to register for classes and to find out more information on class offerings and locations.


Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the college is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 700 full- and part-time students.