New York School of Interior Design

Introduction

NYSID is the only institution of higher learning in New York devoted exclusively to the design of the interior environment. We are a nationally ranked, independent, accredited college of design and have been in continuous operation since 1916.


Our graduates go on to work in—and establish—prestigious commercial and private firms (like David Scott, Mica Ertegun, Anne Eisenhower, Rick Shaver, and Mariette Himes Gomez, to name a few). NYSID alumni, as well as current students, see their work regularly featured in publications like Interior Design, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and Metropolis. The people who work and study here love what they do; they're committed to making a difference in the landscape of this profession. They win awards. They change the way we live.


Our beautifully renovated Renaissance-Revival campus is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a heartbeat away from world-renowned museums, galleries, and design showrooms. We have state-of-the-art computer-aided design technology in our classrooms and high tech plotters and graphic printers in our studios. We are as proud of our history as we are of our commitment to the cutting edge. Local professionals and academics alike use us as a resource.


NYSID'S faculty is full of successful and actively practicing designers, architects, visual artists, writers, and scholars. Class sizes at NYSID are small (studios typically range between 10 to15 students), so you'll get to know your teachers well, and they you.


If you study here, we will encourage you to seek out your full creative potential; we will nurture you, guide you. We'll also challenge you to love hard work. Why? We feel it's essential our students acquire all the elements and skills they'll need to grow, with design, through the 21st century. Interior design is thriving and full of opportunities.

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Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design (MPS-H)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design (MPS-H) is a one-year, post-professional program providing practicing designers and healthcare professionals with broad [+]

The Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design (MPS-H) is a one-year, post-professional program providing practicing designers and healthcare professionals with broad knowledge of current issues, research, and theory in the design of healthcare interiors, including a focused studio experience.

 

As the healthcare industry rapidly expands to accommodate the growing needs of the aging baby boom generation and the global population explosion, designers must be increasingly responsive to this growing field and its complexities.

 

The curriculum has two complementary threads: understanding healing and restorative environments, and the business of healthcare. Courses include knowledge in research methods, history and theory of healthcare, environmental and behavioral studies, and applied design. Green design and lighting research related to health, productivity, and precision are integral parts of the course of study. The program is designed for students of varied backgrounds who understand that in the healthcare field, business and design are inextricably intertwined.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment [+]

The Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment.

 

As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design.

 

NYSID has responded to this need with a program that exposes students to a range of knowledge and skills that provides graduates with a balance of conceptual and practical techniques for successful design execution. The course work addresses the history and theory of lighting design, principles of sustainability as they relate to the discipline, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, integrated systems design, as well as financial analysis, code compliance, and project maintenance. The program includes lighting design studio courses that integrate acquired knowledge and research, while exploring residential, commercial, and institutional environments, and prepare graduates to sit for the certification exam given by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals).The program requires full-time study.... [-]


Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a one-year, post-professional program focused on specialized knowledge, thinking, and skills, structured [+]

The Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a one-year, post-professional program focused on specialized knowledge, thinking, and skills, structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world.

 

The program is an outgrowth of NYSID’s commitment to the principles and practices of sustainable design, and the credential will only become more relevant as the world’s population continues to grow and natural resources continue to diminish.

 

Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP certification—a highly sought-after credential.... [-]


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Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The professional-level Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-1) is a three-year program designed to provide an advanced interior design degree to students who have a baccalaureate degree in [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design

The professional-level Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-1) is a three-year program designed to provide an advanced interior design degree to students who have a baccalaureate degree in a field unrelated to design.

 

The focus of the MFA-1 program is on the ability to formulate, propose, and work out design solutions that are safe, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. The comprehensive curriculum emphasizes research and analysis applied to a wide range of user groups, taking into account global practice, sustainable design, and social justice.

 

Graduates of the program are provided with the necessary skills to participate in leading the discipline into the future and to broaden the understanding of how interior design can serve society. In combination with the required professional experience, the curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for membership in national and local interior design associations and with work experience, allows graduates to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam for interior design certification.The program requires full-time study.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-2)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The post-professional Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-2) is a two-year, terminal degree program that provides professionals in interior design, architecture, environmental design, and closely [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-2)

The post-professional Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-2) is a two-year, terminal degree program that provides professionals in interior design, architecture, environmental design, and closely related fields with the opportunity for advanced creative and academic scholarship in interior design.

 

There are four components to the program: a core design studio sequence, specialty studios, lectures/ seminars, and electives. Students experience a diverse array of interdisciplinary design approaches and project types. The thesis, required as a culminating project, consists of directed research followed by a studio project. Each student must demonstrate originality, research and design skills, and creative capacity to resolve advanced problems in design. The thesis is presented to a graduate faculty jury for evaluation. Students graduate with a deep understanding of the nature of design of the built environment, the ability to articulate and resolve advanced problems in design, and are prepared to become leaders of the profession.The program requires full-time study.... [-]