New York School of Interior Design

Summer Springboard program for high school students in New York

Campus Overview

New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design’s Summer Pre-College program offers high school students the opportunity to truly experience and understand life as a designer. It’s the perfect way to learn how your passion can become your profession.

What you'll learn in your courses:
• Understanding a floor plan—opportunities and challenges
• Getting started on your basic drafting skills (everyone has to start somewhere!)
•Developing your design concept
•Putting together a dynamic color scheme
•Choosing furniture and materials for the space and desired “look”

Going on onsite visits to showrooms and design shops around NYC — the nation’s design capital

Students will have class at the New York School of Interior Design and housed at Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus.

Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$5,698

Commuter Tuition:
$3,198

Dates:

Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024

Location:

New York School of Interior Design
New York, New York

Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed my experience at Summer Springboard. It was hands on and gave me a great understanding of what I want to do moving forward. I got to work with a college professor and meet great friends."

    Bianca H.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. New York School of Interior Design’s Summer Pre-College program offers high school students the opportunity to truly experience and understand life as a designer. It’s the perfect way to learn how your passion can become your profession. You’ll learn the basic how-to’s of interior design from the same professional designers who teach the College’s undergraduate and graduate classes. You’ll be able to take advantage of all that New York, the design capital of the world, has to offer with actual tours and Q&A sessions with design industry leaders.

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in just a few short weeks! Pre-College I students design a small apartment and Pre-College II students design a hospitality space such as a hotel lobby or small cafe (Pre-College I is required first). The projects you develop will help build your college portfolio and attending Summer Pre-College I or II will earn you one NYSID undergraduate college credit for each.

Interior Design I at NYSID

Students will learn the fundamentals such as drafting, color theory, and materials, the course takes a practical approach by starting with a topic close to everyone’s heart – home. Through hands-on projects focused on apartment/home design, students will gain insights into furniture dynamics, spatial flow, and the psychology of interior spaces.

Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of furniture and fabric, along with the ability to strategically layout a room.

Earn College Credits: Seize the chance to earn one college credit applicable towards an undergraduate degree at NYSID or for inclusion in your future college applications.

Classes will be at the New York School of Interior Design, housing will be located at Fordham University – Lincoln Center campus.

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Interior Design I at NYSID

Pre-college ll introduces a dynamic shift towards the hospitality sector, incorporating the designs of hotels and restaurants.

Throughout the two-weeks, participants will explore the world of hospitality spaces by visiting some of the city’s premier campus hotels, as well as exploring various restaurants and cafes. The experiential learning extends beyond observation as students are encouraged to select a client and craft a designated space tailored to their needs, fostering a deeper understanding of design application.

Earn College Credits: Seize the chance to earn one college credit applicable towards an undergraduate degree at NYSID or for inclusion in your future college applications.

Classes will be at the New York School of Interior Design, housing will be located at Fordham University – Lincoln Center campus.

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Activities & Trips

There is so much to do in New York! The city is full of excitement, charm and endless attractions.

  • Students In New York City
  • New York City Central Park

New York, NY

New York City as your classroom, we will explore the must-see sights: Central Park, Top of the Rock, Grand Central Station, World Trade Center, the high line, Vessel, and much more. Tours also include a visit to one or two prestigious universities in the area: NYU or Columbia University.

Track-Specific Excursions

Details for track-specific excursions coming soon!

Student Life

Your home with Summer Springboard at Fordham University, Lincoln Center will be actual university dormitories located on this vibrant city campus.

Housing

Just like a college student at Fordham, students have a shared dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Rooms are gender-segregated and contain an extra-long twin-size bed, desks, drawers, and a closet.

Your Summer Springboard staff (Mentor) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay in New York. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

All dormitories have 24-hour security. University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during their time at Fordham.

Facilities

Dorms are suite-style, two double dorm rooms share a bathroom (4 students total). There are outdoor recreation/activity areas available for students as well as lounge spaces in the dorms. Laundry machines and wireless internet are free for students during their time at Fordham.

Classrooms on campus are beautifully renovated and modern with all the latest technology.

Dining

Most meals will be on campus at the dining hall, conveniently located near the dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program