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The woman who helped usher the interior design industry into full flower in the United States was prolific in putting out ideas that will help freshen up today's interior design business. Look at our latest Designer Monthly, Interior Design: Look Forward by Looking Back to Dorothy Draper.

Did you ever have a problem designing small spaces?  Take a look at how top interior designers solved this common problem in our latest Designer Monthly, How to Design Small Spaces at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House.




The New York Institute of Art and Design (formerly the Sheffield School) is the premier home-study school for creative professionals. We offer a variety of courses in the creative arts, from interior design to wedding planning, for students all over the world. Based in the capital of the art world, New York City, NYIAD allows students anywhere to pursue their passion and start a new career.

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers six great home-study courses:

  1. Interior Design Course
  2. Wedding Planning Course
  3. Jewelry Design Course
  4. Professional Blogging Course
  5. Fiction and Memoir Writing Course
  6. Feng Shui Interior Design Course

NYIAD offers the most personalized distance education courses available. We are committed to providing the highest quality and best design courses in the world. Every student who enrolls in one of our courses receives:

  • Expertly prepared course materials
  • Access to a student advisor by phone or email
  • Projects reviewed by professionals in your field of study
  • A certificate from NYIAD upon graduation

We are proud to be accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council and licensed by the New York State Education Department. Find out more about NYIAD Accreditation.

The New York Institute of Art and Design changed its name from the Sheffield School in August of 2013. This new school name better captures who we are and what we offer our students. In addition to the name change, we updated all course materials and gave them a fresh new look. For more information on this name change, feel free to contact us

Ready to get started? To request information on any of our courses, click here or call 1-800-445-7279.