Interior Design I at NYSID

Engage in interactive sessions to design a small apartment

Students must be 14 years old by the time the program starts.

Program Highlights

Acquire fundamental interior design skills while completing a residential design project.
Develop drafting skills, interpret floor plans, and create design concepts, color schemes, and furniture/material selections.
Experience the real-world aspect by visiting design showrooms and the offices of professional interior designers in New York.
Apply your newfound knowledge to design a New York City apartment.

Residential tuition:

Commuter tuition:


Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024

Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


New York School of Interior Design
New York, New York

Course Overview

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.

Meet your instructor


Pamela Giolito

An accomplished interior designer with a passion for teaching, Pamela brings a wealth of experience and creativity to our summer program. But here's the exciting part – she's not just a designer; she's an exceptional teacher. Known for her supportive and approachable style, Pamela creates a dynamic learning environment where questions are not just welcome but encouraged. Get ready for a unique blend of design expertise and teaching excellence with Pamela Giolito this summer!


Francisco DeLeon

Brace yourself for a journey with Francisco, a graphic design virtuoso! As the president of FAD Graphics and a former graphic designer for The New York Times, Francisco brings a wealth of creativity to the table. But that's not all—his architectural background adds an extra layer to his artistic prowess. Leading the way as our pre-college Director, Francisco's classes promise an exhilarating fusion of graphic design and architectural finesse. Get ready to unleash your creativity under his guidance!


Don Kassar

Meet Don, a powerhouse in interior design! A graduate of the New York School of Interior Design's BFA program, Don is not just an interior designer; he's the creative force behind Don Kassar Interiors. His design mantra? Good design is not just aesthetically pleasing—it's functional and uniquely tailored. Get ready to explore the world of design with Don and discover the magic that happens when form meets function!

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

Real World Insight

Visit showrooms, commercial design firms, and various design centers. Engage in hands-on work within a studio setting, and have the opportunity to hear insights from professionals in the field.

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