NYIAD’s Mission is to empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant educational programs.
The New York Institute of Art and Design seeks to provide the highest level of distance education training in the art, technique, and business of design-related courses it offers, using multi-media training materials developed by our staff and faculty, while providing a high level of service and support to every student.
We strive to be the leading non-traditional academic institution educating people motivated to improve their lives by learning a new skill. We empower students to achieve their self-improvement goals through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant programs of study. We keep our course cost low so the maximum number of students can afford to study with us, and our non-discrimination policy allows anyone who wants to study with us the opportunity to do so. We seek to support different learning styles through our multi-media materials and our student advisor program.
With our low tuition, flexible payment plans, and "No-Risk" refund policy, it is our goal to offer the highest level of training in each of our programs to students worldwide.
Our goal of "Success for Every Student" is also made possible with our well-developed, time-tested multimedia approach to education. Unlike traditional classroom models, our asynchronous distance education courses provide scheduling flexibility that allows students to engage at their own individual pace.
Our primary goal is to provide training that allows all students who enroll in one of our programs to improve their skills in their chosen field of study. We recognize that different students enroll with varying levels of experience and creative talent, and we design our instructional materials to take that into account. We measure our success based on several factors: student completion rates, feedback solicited from our students, our graduates, our teachers and our student advisors, as well as regular surveys that we conduct with these groups and meetings we hold with our staff and faculty.
For each student, our principal objective is to assess the experience and talent the student brings to the program and to help that student gain experience and develop his/her skills to the highest possible level. While students complete multiple choice comprehension exams, assessment of actual work created by the student and submitted in the course's project assignments is the key way that we determine a student's progress. In order to measure the student's progress, each student is assigned to a professional in the field of study who will provide all the evaluations for the student allowing that teacher to develop a sense of the individual student's progress.
Another objective is to provide all students with support in all aspects of their study. This is achieved by having student advisors who are available to students for any type of question relating to their studies. Our advisors are all professionals in the field being taught, and their feedback regarding student comments and concerns allows us to continually reevaluate our program.
The New York Institute of Art and Design also seeks to make information about the fields where we offer programs more accessible for people who are interested. We provide free content via our website blog posts. We monitor the traffic on our website to determine how effective we are in reaching the community that is interested in the topics we present.
Finally, we operate our school with the following values in mind:
- Accountability - We set measurable goals and are accountable to students, and to each other, for our actions, performance, and results.
- Integrity - We operate with the utmost integrity, and treat both our colleagues and our students with dignity and respect. We also expect integrity from our students.
- Passion - We believe we can make a difference in people's lives and want to help all students, faculty and staff members realize their individual potential.
- Teamwork - we believe collaboration and communication among students, faculty, and staff are essential to achieving great outcomes for students and our company.
- Excellence - we strive to uphold high standards in our programs, student experience, and support services, and are continually seeking ways to improve each of these areas.