NYIAD Reaccredited by DETC

The New York Institute of Art and Design (NYIAD) was re-accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) through 2017. At the June meeting of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, the council members voted to accredit the school, which has been a DEAC member since 2006.

The NYIAD was founded in 1985 as a home-study interior design school. Since then, they have added courses in Feng Shui interior design, wedding and event planning, and jewelry design. The school’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education for creative professionals all over the world.

The NYIAD, which is also licensed in the state of New York by the New York State Education Department, received notice of the decision to re-accredit for five years earlier this month. The accreditation covers the school and its four home-study photography courses, The Complete Course in Interior Design, The Complete Course in Wedding & Event Planning, Jewelry Design: Beading & Wire Working, and the Feng Shui Interior Design Course.

To find out more about the NYIAD’s accredited certificate courses, visit the website at www.nyiad.edu.

About DEAC

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is the nation's premier accrediting organization for home-study schools. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, for online learning schools and distance education. Their rigorous evaluation process applies the same standards upheld by long-established "brick and mortar" institutions.


The New York Institute of Art and Design offers home-study courses for creative professionals designed to enhance or build career skills. By pairing course materials that students can receive anywhere in the world with real-life mentoring, NYIAD aims to teach students everything they need to know to make money in their field of study. NYIAD is owned and operated by Distance Education Co., LLC, with a sister school also located in Manhattan, the New York Institute of Photography.