Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design (AAS)
CURRICULUM (66 CREDITS) First Semester — 16 Credits
101 119 128 141 150 171 180
The mission of the pre-professional Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design is to prepare students to be design assistants in residential and commercial interior design offices, or in the interior design department of an architectural firm. Students master fundamental skills in drawing, hand and digital drafting, color application, history of design, materials and methods of construction, building systems, professional practice, and acquire a foundation in the liberal arts, including history, English composition, and the social/ physical sciences, along with a broad range of general education courses that include environmental science, and the principles of environment and behavior studies.
Historical Styles I (2)* Textiles for Interiors (2) Basic Drafting (3) Color for Interiors (2) English Composition I (3)* Basic Mathematics (2)* Visual Concepts (2)
Second Semester — 17 Credits 102 132 134 157 160 181 187
Students apply their skills and knowledge in several design studio classes covering a range of design project types. The curriculum satisfies some of the requirements of the national qualifying examination (the NCIDQ exam) for interior design certification in many jurisdictions. Admission to the AAS program requires submission of a portfolio and formal acceptance. The portfolio may be satisfied with projects and assignments from courses in the first semester of the BID program. The student is subject to the requirements stated in the current catalog at the time of acceptance. The AAS degree is composed of 66 credits which can be completed in four semesters of full-time study; however, students may develop an individualized program of study on a part-time basis. Of the total credits, 44 are required in the professional sequence and 22 in general education, which includes design history and liberal arts, and 2 elective credits. All courses within the Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design program (AAS) are graded using the Letter Grade system. Refer to the current NYSID Student Handbook for Grading Descriptions and Standards. To earn the AAS degree, a student must have a minimum cumulative/ career GPA of 2.0.
Historical Styles II (2)* Construction Documents I (3) Residential Design I (3) Hand Drawing and Rendering I (2) English Composition II (3)* Design Process (2) Materials & Methods of Construction (2)
Third Semester — 16 Credits 111 114 165 232 230 234 288
Modern Architecture and Design I (2)* Intro to Sustainability & the Built Environment (2) Environment & Behavior (2)* Presentation Techniques I (3) Codes (2) Residential Design II (3) Building Systems (2)
Fourth Semester — 17 Credits
Of the 66 credits required for an AAS degree, a minimum of 33 credits must be taken at NYSID of which 30 credits must be in professional and elective design history (DH) courses. The residency requirement includes 234 Residential Design II and 286 Contract Design I. Courses must be taken in the proper sequence. The last 16 credits prior to receiving an AAS degree must be taken at NYSID. All 66 credits required for the AAS degree may be applied to the BFA program upon acceptance as a transfer student into that program. Some courses in the AAS are offered in an asynchronous, online format and will satisfy some of the requirements for the AAS; students may take up to 40% of the required courses online, or a maximum of 27 credits. Course credits earned in NYSID’s Basic Interior Design are transferable to the AAS upon formal acceptance.
112 228 236 271 283 286
Modern Architecture and Design II (2)* Professional Practice I (2) Construction Documents II (3) Environmental Science (2)* Lighting I (3) Contract Design I (3) Professional or liberal arts elective (2)*
*General Education courses
New York School of Interior Design • Academic Catalog 2017/2018 • 3
Published on May 4, 2017
New York School of Interior Design’s Academic Catalog is published annually and is primarily intended for use by currently enrolled students...