AICAD Welcomes It’s Newest Member: The New York School of Interior Design

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design is pleased to announce the addition of a new member institution in the New York School of Interior Design.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYSID is a private, not-for-profit college committed to the belief that successful interior design positively impacts quality of life. Aspiring interior designers and working professionals are challenged to think sustainably and gain the technical knowledge needed to thrive in the interior design field. NYSID’s strong professional focus and close industry relationships account for its high job placement rates. DesignIntelligence has consistently recognized NYSID as one of the top interior design schools in the U.S.

Along with an Associate’s Degree program in Applied Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor’s Degree program in Fine Arts in Interior Design, NYSID offers graduate programs specializing in Fine Arts and Professional Studies of Healthcare Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Sustainable Interior Environments (

“A global leader in Interior Design education, the New York School of Interior Design is a great fit for AICAD, and we are excited to welcome them as the first new core member of our association since 2012.” – Deborah Obalil, President and Executive Director, AICAD.

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a non-profit consortium of 40 leading art schools in the US and Canada, as well as 7 international affiliates. It was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together so as to mutually develop their schools and programs. Our mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design.