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New York School of Interior Design Offers its First Online Program

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announces a Basic Interior Design (BID) Online Certificate, a 24-credit program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of interior design. A portfolio is not required for admission.

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

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.”

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 first introduced select online courses in fall 2013 through its Institute for Continuing & Professional Studies (ICPS.) The College is currently working on adding additional programs and continuing education courses to its online learning options.
Posted September 5th, 2014 by Jackie Austin


  • Sounds like an excellent opportunity for those who want to get their foot in the door.

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