NYSID’s curriculum is well-suited to both the individual seeking an introduction to the field of interior design and to those desiring an advanced program satisfying the high standards and credentials required in major interior design firms. Formal acceptance by the Office of Admissions is required if a student wishes to earn a degree from NYSID or complete the Basic Interior Design program. To take up to twelve credits nonmatriculated, there is no application process.
The recommended deadlines for applications to the BFA, AAS, BID, and BA programs are February 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. The fall-only MFA-1, MFA-2, and MPS deadline is February 1. After those dates, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.
*Application Fee ($60 for Domestic Undergraduate, $60 for Domestic Graduate,
$100 for all International Students)
*One page essay
*Official high school transcript, if applicable
*Official college transcript(s), if applicable
*Two letters of recommendation (from non-friends or family members)
*ACT/SAT scores, if applicable
*Portfolio (required for BFA, AAS, and Graduate applicants)