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.