New York School of Interior Design

Upper East Side, New York, New York
(85 Reviews)

Mission Statement

New York School of Interior Design prepares its students to lead the profession by providing a deep and broad education to aspiring interior designers and working professionals, drawing upon expert faculty, current tools and technology, and close industry relationships.

Vision Statement

New York School of Interior Design is a global leader in interior design education, impacting the profession through innovative curricula and strategic collaborations, with graduates placed in positions of influence around the world.


New York School of Interior Design values:

  • The quality of human life in the built environment
  • The “spark” to be found within each student
  • The rich history of the institution and the design profession
  • The special opportunities afforded by NYSID’s NYC location
  • A setting that fosters creative thinking, collaboration and collegiality among students, faculty & staff
  • Small and focused learning environments, both digital and experiential
  • The expertise and commitment of the faculty and staff
  • Both conceptual and applied design
  • Respect for the environment and sustainable practices
  • A strong grounding in the liberal arts as an essential part of a designer’s education
  • A foundation of respect for oneself, others, and the greater world
  • Engagement with local and global communities

Reviews of New York School of Interior Design

(85 Reviews)

Stockton H.

Attended: Basic SketchUp

The desks were set up so that half the class had their backs to the front instructional screen. Many students including myself were frustrated that we could not work on our computers & see The screen at the Front of the Room at the same time. I felt like it was hard to follow along when I had to keep turning around. The teacher blazed through the program & several students complained that he was going too fast. He had no hand outs to refer to & had no homework week to week so it was hard to review what we had been taught. There was no tech person accompanying him so it was only him teaching & giving one on one instruction. When many of us had to ask for help (this was an introductory course) he wasn’t able to help us all & he became frustrated that he couldn’t just continue with the lesson. I’m pretty disappointed with the class & truthfully expected more. If he at least had handouts that would have been helpful to refer to as he rushed through & I read this complaint about the class prior to taking the course. Prior to the first class I was on the phone for almost an hour trying to get through to someone at the school to tell me 1) Is this class for PC or Mac? 2) What do I need to bring to class? A laptop? A usb? When I finally called a different Dept just to get a real person they finally put me in touch with someone in continuing education. Then that person couldn’t answer my questions. I would not recommend this class to other beginners. Really only if you are already seasoned in 3D is this class appropriate.


Attended: Basic SketchUp

Could’ve used some handouts to help better follow along and learn/Study the steps


Attended: Introduction to Interior Design

The class was great!


Attended: Sketching Techniques for Interior Designers

Great Teacher!

Marcia L.

Attended: Brand Building for Your Design Practice

Very good class, very professional and knowledgeable teacher . I just wish that we had more time and more classes to explore Branding.

Amandha Gaio S.

Attended: Brand Building for Your Design Practice

The teacher is amazing! She has a lot of knowledge and is very helpful!

Arman A.

Attended: Basic SketchUp

Amrapali was a great instructor! I would suggest if you see some one is the class is learning quicker then others you incentivize that person to assist the instructor and give them a discount off the advance/intermediate follow up course so she can cover more ground in the 3 classes.


Attended: Basic SketchUp

Great class for absolute beginners.

Daphne M.

Attended: Introduction to Interior Design

Pamela was an awasome teacher. I have a nice little taste of what it will imply studying interior design.


Attended: Unveiling the Color Scheme Mystery

An enjoyable, practical class that I can put to good use. Alejandra is very knowledgeable and engaging.

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170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021
New York School of Interior Design
Upper East Side, Manhattan
170 E 70th St
Btwn Lexington & 3rd Avenues
New York, New York 10021

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