Meet the NYIAD Student Behind York Avenue Blog
If you’re interested in taking our interior design course but aren’t quite sure what to expect, reading NYIAD reviews shared by current students or graduates is a great way to gain detailed feedback. In July 2016, Manhattan design blogger Jacqueline Clair enrolled in NYIAD’s Complete Course in Interior Design- and decided to document the student experience on her blog rumahapa.com.
Before you begin your research, it’s important to remember that when it comes to your educational options, the difference between and interior design certificate and degree is one worth considering. Depending on your career goals, it’s really important that you comprehend the distinction before you invest in your education. So if you’re interested in working at a large firm for example, doing larger, full-scale commercial design projects- from architectural drafting onward- a degree might be the better choice. But if you’re more interested in residential design, or want to start your own business, you’ll fit right in with NYIAD’s large student body (note- if you do want to add AutoCAD to your skillset, you can take that course at NYIAD as well, at a 25% discount if you take it in addition to your interior design program).
“There’s a lot of debate out there over whether or not a formal Bachelor’s degree is necessary in order to be a successful interior designer,” Clair shared. “Some of the best designers out there like Nate Berkus, Erin Gates and Lauren Liess don’t have Bachelor’s degrees in interior design.”