New York School of Interior Design announces its first online program: a one-year Basic Interior Design Certificate

New York, NY – August 27, 2014 – The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announces Basic Interior Design (BID Online) Certificate, a one-year program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of interior design. A portfolio is not required for admission.

The BID online program provide the same rigorous education offered with the onsite BID certificate, but with greater flexibility.  NYSID instructors teach every course and the curriculum and learning goals are the same as the onsite courses. Students can study on their own time and pace, and can watch  recorded lectures and demonstrations 24/7, participate in active discussions with fellow students and the instructor, and access handouts and assignments whenever it is convenient for them. 

The BID certificate consists of 10 courses, which make up the foundation of the College's undergraduate degree programs: Historical Styles I, Basic Drafting, Color for Interiors, English Composition I, Visual Concepts, Historical Styles II, Textiles for Interiors, Residential Design I, Perspective, and Design Process. Credits earned from the BID may be applied to one of NYSID’s undergraduate degree programs, such as the Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Fine Art, or Bachelor of Art.

NYSID president David Sprouls says of the new online program, “NYSID prides itself on providing various options for studying at the College, whether it’s full- or part-time study, undergraduate or graduate programs, or pre-professional or professional degrees. Now we are offering one more – the ability to get a NYSID education from anywhere in the world.”

NYSID first introduced select online courses in fall 2013 through its Institute for Continuing & Professional Studies (ICPS) in fall 2013. The College is currently working on adding additional programs and continuing education courses to its online learning options.


About New York School of Interior Design
Ranked the #1 interior design school in the United States by DesignIntelligence, the New York School of Interior Design is a private, non-profit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. More than 600 students are studying residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit

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