3 Interior Design Classes That Will Make You Want to Go Back to School
One of the things we love most about interior design (and there are many) is how much there is to learn. Whether you want to geek out on artisan textiles, historical wallpapers, or landmark architecture, you can always dig a little deeper. And sometimes, if you keep digging, you might find that your curiosity is actually your calling.
If you’ve been daydreaming about a career in interior design, let the New York School of Interior Design show you just how fun, fascinating, and flexible the journey can be. With campuses in the heart of Manhattan plus robust online offerings, NYSID has courses and degree programs to suit every kind of student, from budding design enthusiasts to seasoned pros. You can study in a way that makes sense for you and learn at your own pace, crafting a career that only you can. Here are three standout courses from the undergraduate academic catalog that we would love to enroll in.
1. Pattern Design for Printed Fabric and Wallpaper
We could write a thesis about the wallpaper in Only Murders in the Building — and if you could too, you’ve come to the right place. This course dives into fabric and wallpaper design trends throughout history and today, giving students a broad overview of these iconic design elements. Consider it a treasure trove of inspiration to start developing your own designs.
2. Art and Antique Appraising I
Have a rep as a sophisticated secondhand shopper or gallery-worthy collector? This course will help you take those skills to the next level. It teaches students how to recognize and research collectibles — from silver and ceramics to prints and furnishings — while better understanding their quality and value. Field trips to antique shops, museums, and auction houses add real-world context for developing your keen designer’s eye.
3. Set Design Seminar
Maybe you like your interior design with an extra dose of drama. This course explores the fascinating process of bringing a dramatic setting to life onstage. You’ll learn how set designers combine elements like spatial design, theatrical lighting, furnishings, and finishes to translate dramatic concepts — and then put that knowledge to work with a design project of your own.