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Interior Design, B.F.A.

NYIT is the only school in the tristate area with both CIDA-accredited interior design and NAAB-accredited architecture programs together in the same school. Here you will benefit from the exposure and synergy that derive from the rigor and convergence of these two disciplines, ranging from diverse faculty input to innovative cross-disciplinary studios and design exercises. The program is carefully crafted to expose you to contemporary issues, precedent history and theory, and wide-ranging building, business, and project types as well as the latest media programs—not to mention some of the finest design training available.

Founded by renowned Dutch interior designer and architect Han Schroder in 1967 (Rietveld/Schroder House, Utrecht), we continue to be guided by her commitment to the “interrelatedness of material, tool, form and strength.” Students and faculty originate from around the world and participate in prestigious design venues such as ICFF and Milan Salone. Our students often receive industry recognition for their design prowess, including our two $30,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship winners in 2016, bringing the total number of winners from our program to six. We remain dedicated to ensuring our graduates remain engaged in lifelong learning and have qualities that will distinguish them as leaders in the industry for the 21st century and beyond.

For students interested in design management, we also offer a combined 4+1 option, combining the Interior Design, B.F.A. with a Management, M.B.A. While pursuing your B.F.A, you will take nine management credits made up of six waivable core electives and then, upon graduation, complete your 30-credit M.B.A. Enrollment is contingent on approval from the interior design program and the School of Management.

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Architecture and Design Facilities

See your designs come to life by utilizing the school's labs, studios, and galleries, as well as 3D printers, plotters, and the latest technology.

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Number of attendees at Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, the world's most elite and largest furniture fair, where NYIT's Interior Design program exhibited in 2013

What We Do

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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Interior designer (residential/commercial)
  • Restaurant interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Hotel/resort designer
  • Material and finishes specialist
  • Interior project management
  • Lighting designer
  • Aircraft or nautical interior designer
  • Exhibition/event design specialist
  • Set designer (theater, film, TV)

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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