Interior Design Professional Certificate

Interested in a career in Interior Design ?  This professional certificate from the New York School of Interior Design is for you.

The Basic Interior Design certificate curriculum emphasizes the fundamental skills and knowledge of interior design, architecture, and the visual and decorative arts. Introductory courses focus on drawing, design concepts, and design history, thereby building a foundation-level understanding of the technical and aesthetic principles essential to comprehending space planning, color, drafting, and materials and finishes.

  • The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Courses are offered onsite and online
  • The curriculum focuses on the foundation of interior design
  • All credits can be applied to the AAS or BFA programs

The BID certificate alone is not sufficient for graduates to be eligible for licensure without further professional education and experience. Click here to read Gainful Employment information specific to this non-degree certificate program, which is eligible for financial aid.

Basic Interior Design online certificate

The Basic Interior Design online certificate provides the same rigorous education that we offer on campus, but with greater flexibility. NYSID instructors teach every course and the curriculum and learning goals are the same as the onsite courses. You can study on your own time and at your own pace — watch recorded lectures and demonstrations, participate in active discussions with fellow students and the instructor, and access handouts and assignments whenever it is convenient for you.

Students matriculated in the onsite BID (with the exception of international students) may take up to 9 credits in the online format; students matriculated in the online BID may take up to 9 credits in onsite courses. Any academic credits earned online will directly apply to future degree programs. You can view NYSID’s International student requirements as well.

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